Romantic Comedy

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.12 X 7.87 X 0.87 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780399590962

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About the Author

Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including Rodham, Eligible, Prep, American Wife, and Sisterland, as well as the collection You Think It, I'll Say It. Her books have been translated into thirty languages. In addition, her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, for which she has also been the guest editor. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Vanity Fair, and on public radio's This American Life.

Reviews

"[Sittenfeld] has a keen eye for relationships, particularly romantic ones, which is what makes her upcoming book, Romantic Comedy, so enticing. . . . [The novel] takes a shot of SNL and makes sparks fly."--Elle

"A love letter to the prototypical rom-com . . . Sittenfeld's work exists in the dissection and comprehension of female desire: what we want, what we absolutely don't and, maybe paramount, what we're even allowed to have. . . . A fizzy ride."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"From the heart to the funny bone . . . What makes all this particularly delightful is that the woman narrating Romantic Comedy is hyper-aware of the conventions of romantic comedy, and she knows full well that real life is no fairy tale. But could it be this time?"--The Washington Post

"Zingy . . . electrically compelling, with steady warmth as well as drama . . . [Romantic Comedy's] command of structure, pace and dialogue is faultless. . . . [An] affable, intelligently crafted tale of work and love."--The Guardian

"If you're in need of [a] smart, sophisticated, and fun diversion right now (and who isn't), this is your book. Like her literary foremother Jane Austen, Sittenfeld brings together exquisitely sharp dialogue that fizzes, excruciating sexual tension, and incisive social observation."--Oprah Daily

"Sittenfeld's meta-romance is an utterly perfect version of itself, a self-aware and pandemic-informed love story that's no less romantic for being either. . . . Fans will flock to this pure-fun, feminist romp."--Booklist (starred review)

"Romance artfully and entertainingly deconstructed."--Kirkus Reviews