Romantic Comedy

by Curtis Sittenfeld

£9.99

Fiction

Paperback

9781804991916

Published by Transworld Publishers Ltd

Published March 2024

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 EligibleAmericanWife 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.

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