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Romantic Comedy

Curtis Sittenfeld



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26 March 2024
Curtis Sittenfeld's most popular novel yet, her breakout new Sunday Times bestseller and reader favourite,


'A hilarious, sweet, smart read that you're going to love!' REESE WITHERSPOON 'A rollercoaster of modern love and dating' STYLIST 'Biting, pacy, great fun' SUNDAY TIMES

A TV script writer thinks she's done with 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.

Life is (not)
* a Romantic Comedy...

After a series of heartbreaks, 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. ----------------- WHAT READERS ARE SAYING-

'This book is heavenly. i just had a hilariously enjoyable masterclass in writing'
* 'Hilarious and screwball and warm'
* 'A book that helps transport you away'
* 'She makes the characters much more real than ordinary romcoms

Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, April 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, April 2023
Imprint:   Transworld
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   278g
ISBN:   9781804991916
ISBN 10:   1804991910
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling Rodham. Other novels include American Wife and Prep, both bestsellers and longlisted for the Orange Prize, The Man of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, and the acclaimed short story collections You Think It, I'll Say It and Help Yourself. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld was also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Midwest. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

Reviews for Romantic Comedy

I am obsessed with this book. A warm, wise, magnanimous and extremely funny novel which made me fall in love with the characters and feel happier about life. Sittenfeld writes with such insight and poignancy about the quirks of the human condition. ROMANTIC COMEDY should be prescribed to anyone needing their mood lifted * ELIZABETH DAY * No-one writes romantic yearning as brilliantly and believably as Curtis Sittenfeld. I could not have adored this book more. * DAISY BUCHANAN, author of INSATIABLE * A rollercoaster of modern love and dating * STYLIST, Books to look forward to in 2023 * Probably my favourite proof I've read for 2023, by one of my all-time favourite authors Curtis Sittenfeld... it's a brilliantly written, funny page-turner, I want to read it all again. * PANDORA SYKES * Her zingy new novel. While Sittenfeld knows the dramatic value of putting obstacles in the path of characters you're rooting for, she also isn't above giving readers what they want - and that's exactly what she does in this affable, intelligently-crafted tale of work and love * GUARDIAN *

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