All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

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Random House
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5.36 X 7.96 X 0.98 inches | 0.71 pounds

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About the Author
Janelle Brown is a freelance journalist who writes for the New York Times, Vogue, Wired, Elle, and Self, among other publications, and was formerly a senior writer for Salon. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.
"[Janelle] Brown renders in rich detail a summer in the life of the super-wealthy and superficial in Silicon Valley. [Her] winning debut teaches a hopeful truth: Sometimes, just as you're starting to drown, things fall back into place."--People

"One of the most difficult-to-put-down books of the year. It is the quintessential summer read, except that description downplays Brown's quirky, sharp-as-tacks characters, unbelievably real dialogue, and helluva plot."--Library Journal (Best Books of the Year)

"A killer summer read."--Daily Candy

"[A] beauty of a book."--New York Daily News

"A terrific novel."--Glamour

"A sinful treat."--Santa Cruz Sentinel

"A withering Silicon Valley satire . . . From the ashes of their California dreams, the three [women] must learn to talk to each other instead of past each other, and build a new, slightly more realistic existence--but not without doses of revenge and hilarity. Brown's hip narrative reads like a sharp, contemporary twist on The Corrections."--Publishers Weekly

"A razor-sharp critique of the absurd expectations that, these days, have come to stand for ambition, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is wrenching, riveting, and still manages to be great fun. This is a wise, intimate chronicle of one family's struggle to take off their masks and live in the place they most feared: the real, imperfect world."--Meghan Daum, author of The Quality of Life Report

"Rarely does a first novelist write with such confidence and grace. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a marvelous book."--Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

"Janelle Brown's beautiful debut explores the tiny fissures in our lives and what happens when those fissures erupt into chasms. Excruciatingly funny, unrelentingly painful--this extraordinary book gives us something only the best novels can: a glimpse of what it means to be human."--Katherine Taylor, author of Rules for Saying Goodbye