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  • Published: 4 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780857527509
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

Romantic Comedy




Major new novel from the global bestselling author of Rodham and American Wife, a subversive and witty love story with a twist

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Reese's Book Club Pick 2023

'A hilarious, sweet, smart read that you're going to love!' REESE WITHERSPOON
'A rollercoaster of modern love and dating' STYLIST

A TV script writer thinks she's over romance, until an unlikely love interest upends all her assumptions: a humorous, sharp and tender novel from the bestselling author of Eligible, American Wife and Prep.
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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?

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.
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'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

'Curtis Sittenfeld is in a league of her own' GUARDIAN

'Anyone who reads Sittenfeld will read anything she ever writes' THE TIMES

  • Published: 4 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780857527509
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld pulls no punches in her scathing and hilarious indictments of the American middle classes. Her Sunday Times bestselling novel American Wife was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books include The Man of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and her latest novel Rodham. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld is also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

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