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About the Author
Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine, Today Will Be Different, and the New York Times bestseller Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Before turning to fiction, she wrote for Mad About You, Ellen, and Arrested Development. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker.
Kathleen Wilhoite, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a film and television actress, as well as a singer-songwriter. She is known for her roles in the films Witchboard, Murphy's Law, Lorenzo's Oil, and The Edge. She is also known for her recurring roles on ER and Gilmore Girls, and for voicing the title character in the animated series Pepper Ann.
Kathleen Wilhoite delivers an energetic narration of Maria Semple's funny, often snide social commentary.-- "AudioFile"
The characters in Where'd You Go, Bernadette may be in real emotional pain, but Semple has the wit and perspective and imagination to make their story hilarious. I tore through this book with heedless pleasure.-- "Jonathan Franzen, New York Times bestselling author"
The funniest book since the invention of the printing press.-- "Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author"
You don't have to know Seattle to get Maria Semple's broadly satirical novel...Underlying the nontraditional narrative are insights into the cost of thwarted creativity and the power of mother-daughter bonds, although a reader may be having too much fun to notice.-- "O, The Oprah Magazine"
[A] divinely funny, many-faceted novel.-- "New York Times"
Engrossing and whip-smart.-- "Entertainment Weekly"
Cuts a wry slice of a life-one that's populated by private-school helicopter parents, obsessively conscious neighbors, and green-juice swilling, TED-talking husbands-and one that's sharp enough to make us feel slightly relieved about not having to live anywhere quite so bucolic.-- "Vogue"
Utterly delightful...That rare good read that actually makes you feel good at the end.-- "Christian Science Monitor"
A modern-day comic caper full of heart and ingenuity...As expected from a writer who has written episodes of Arrested Development, the nuances of mundane interactions are brilliantly captured, and the overarching mystery deepens with each page, until the thoroughly satisfying denouement.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Semple pokes fun at the Pacific Northwest as only a Seattleite can...Under the guise of a hilarious romp, Semple explores the universal questions of why we do what we do and love what we love to some sweet and unexpected ends.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
A cleverly constructed Internet-age domestic comedy about a wife/mother/genius architect who goes a little nuts from living in that cesspool of perfection and bad weather called Seattle...Sharply witty.-- "Kirkus Reviews"