Romantic Comedy (Hardback)Curtis Sittenfeld (author)
The bestselling author of Rodham and American Wife returns with an enthralling, humorous and subversive tale set in the world of a live TV comedy show, as a script writer who has given up on romance finds her world upended by an unexpected encounter.
With a series of heartbreaks under her belt, Sally Milz - successful TV 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 to date 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?
Skewering all our certainties about why we fall in love, Romantic Comedy is a witty and probing tale of how the heart will follow itself, no matter what anyone says. It is Curtis Sittenfeld at her most sharp, daring and compassionate best.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm
'One of my favourite writers' - Kate Atkinson
'Curtis Sittenfeld is in a league of her own' - Guardian
'Anyone who ever reads Sittenfeld will read anything she ever writes' - The Times
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I loved Romantic Comedy, having not read the rest of her work yet (give me time) I've no comparison but this was a brilliant read. Highly recommend!
“A Romantic Comedy With The Elegant Sittenfeld Edge”
I loved this. I am obsessed by Eligible and it is a book I force on a lot of people because nobody does elegant, clever romance like Sittenfeld. Now I get to force Romantic Comedy on them too! Yay!
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“Hilarious and original.”
A refreshing, funny, compulsively readable romance for people who want their love stories served with a large helping of vulnerability, emotional maturity and fart jokes.
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