Let's Not Do That Again
Grant Ginder (Author)
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"Hilarious, suspenseful, and whip smart."
--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Meet the Harrisons!
A mother running for Senate, a son running from his problems, and a daughter running straight into trouble...
Henry Holt & Company
April 05, 2022
6.5 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
Grant Ginder is the author of several previous novels, including The People We Hate at the Wedding, which has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, and Ben Platt. Originally from Southern California, Ginder received his MFA from New York University, where he teaches writing.
Named one of the 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Entertainment Weekly
Named one of Bloomberg's 10 Most-Compelling Books for Spring
Named one of Electric Lit's Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books of 2022
April 2022 Indie Next Pick
--Town & Country "There's a very particular kind of pleasure to be taken from peering into the inner lives of the extremely rich; it's even more gratifying when the 1 percent in question are the covert, corrupt variety. Grant Ginder has whipped up an alluring romp about one such Upper East Side family... [with] characters we can root for even when they are behaving badly (they're wickedly funny). Let's Not Do That Again delivers just the spoonful of sugar you need it to."
--Entertainment Weekly "Ginder, a former congressional intern and speechwriter for John Podesta whose 2017 book The People We Hate at the Wedding is currently being adapted to film returns with a political romp about a mother whose Senate campaign is derailed when her daughter is photographed destroying a storefront window during a protest in Paris. Imagine a mashup of Veep and The Other Two and you'll get a sense of this screwball family dramedy."
--Electric Lit "It's a pleasure to find a book that's genuinely funny, from the names of the businesses mentioned, to the snappy dialogue. But beneath the wit, there's a warm tale of family ties; of how kin is kin, no matter how crazy-making they might be; and how love lurks beneath the mountain of Harrison drama."
--The Seattle Times "A new book from Ginder beckons the reader like a hot bath and glass of something, a reliable and relaxing pleasure. In this timely comic novel set in New York and Paris, a political family deals with drama past and present. Ginder aces the small stuff [and] the big stuff, characteristically insightful on sibling and parent-child relationships. Ooh la la, this book is a shoo-in."
--Kirkus (starred review) "Ginder (The People We Hate at the Wedding) delivers an effervescent family drama [that] dexterously describes the machinations of his caffeine-fueled lead and lights up the pages with bubbly, rapid-fire dialogue... it yields devilish hilarity. Politics and blood loyalty can become a slippery slope, but here they're a perfect combination. This smart and seamless comedy is nonstop fun."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Nobody's better than Grant Ginder at creating characters who are deeply flawed, vividly human, and wholly recognizable. Let's Not Do That Again is not only perfectly tuned to this moment in time, but is hilarious, suspenseful, and whip smart. It's also wise--wise about the ways we sometimes fail to love and care for each other but choose to keep trying. Like the best stories (and in spite of the book's title) I can't wait to read it again."
--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of Good Company and The Nest "Let's Not Do That Again is a biting, hilarious, and endearing novel about family, politics, and the complicated (and simultaneously obvious) nature of love. Signature Ginder."
--Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years and The Dinner List "Let's Not Do That Again keeps readers flipping pages compulsively while pushing exciting boundaries. Grant Ginder is not afraid to ask what it means to fight for what's right--for the country you serve, the world at large, and the flawed and impossibly complicated people you are bound to love."
--Emily Gould, author of Friendship and Perfect Tunes "Grant Ginder mixes family life and the world of politics so movingly and effectively. I hoped the book would never end."
--Jennifer Palmieri, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Madam President "Let's Not Do That Again combines the wit and hilarity of Ginder's previous work with a deep examination of the confounding world we're finding our way through today. Pour a glass of your favorite bubbly and get ready to savor this important, brilliant novel."
--Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters and The Lifeguards "Let's Not Do That Again is sophisticated, viciously funny (and sometimes just plain vicious--in a nice way!), and, perhaps improbably, at its core, sweetly bighearted. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more."
--Benjamin Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author of Dreyer's English