A TV script writer thinks she’s over romance, until an unlikely love interest upends all her assumptions: a humorous, subversive and tender-hearted novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of Rodham, American Wife and Prep.
Life is (not)* a Romantic Comedy…
With a series of heartbreaks under her belt, Sally Milz – successful script writer for a legendary late-night TV comedy show – has long abandoned the search for love.
But when her friend and fellow writer begins to date a glamorous actress, he joins the growing club of interesting but average-looking men who get romantically involved with accomplished, beautiful women.
Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch, poking fun at this ‘social rule’.
The reverse never happens for a woman.
Then Sally meets Noah, a pop idol with a reputation for dating models.
But this isn’t a romantic comedy – it’s real life. Would someone like him ever date someone like her?
It is Curtis Sittenfeld at her most sharp, daring and compassionate best.
‘Curtis Sittenfeld is in a league of her own’ – Guardian
‘Anyone who reads Sittenfeld will read anything she ever writes’ – The Times
‘A rollercoaster of modern love and dating’ – Stylist
‘One of my all-time favourite authors. A brilliantly written, funny page-turner, I want to read it all again’ – Pandora Sykes
‘I am obsessed. A warm, wise, magnanimous and extremely funny novel. Romantic Comedy should be prescribed to anyone needing their mood lifted’ – Elizabeth Day