Set My Heart to Five (Original)


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Hanover Square Press
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Simon Stephenson is a former Pixar screenwriter and an author based in Los Angeles.


"Set My Heart to Five is about as funny as any book I can remember reading, but it's also so much more than that: a manifesto for those of us who've always felt a little different, and a meditation on the profound connections that make us human. Stephenson's voice is hilarious, truthful, and wholly unique. I promise that you'll fall in love with Jared from his first, enthusiastic "Hi!" and that you'll never want to let him go."--Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding and Honestly, We Meant Well

"Set My Heart to Five is one of the most original, funny, and heartwarming stories I've read in years. This novel has it all--humor, insight, social commentary, romance, Hollywood, the end of society as we know it, old movies, and classic cars. Jared may be a bot, but he feels emotions more acutely than most humans. I loved following him through the pages of this clever and poignant novel. Set My Heart to Five will set your heart well past that. It certainly did mine."--bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays

"Both whimsical and lyrical, Set My Heart to Five is an astounding examination of the human condition and all the things that make it up: curiosity, duty, art, dreams, and -- of course -- love. It is, much like its hero Jared, made up of both laughter and tears, and one of the most unique books ever crafted."--Mike Chen, author of A Beginning at the End

"A beautiful, funny, heartfelt analysis of what it means to be human."--Simon Pegg

"A funny, original, thought-provoking debut...It's wistful and sharp, particularly on what it really means to live."--The Daily Mail (UK)

"Follows in a great literary tradition of satire...It's rare for a novel to be genuinely funny and truly touching, and also raise significant philosophical questions. You should read this with unadulterated pleasure."--Scotland on Sunday

"Jared's mechanical coming-of-age brings to the forefront the things that make life worth living as Stephenson delivers an amusing commentary on logic, love, and feeling. This entertaining and surprisingly poignant story is a charmer."--Publishers Weekly