Curtis Sittenfeld Romantic Comedy

About the author:

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Prep, American Wife, Eligible, Rodham, and Romantic Comedy, and one story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books have been selected by the New York Times, Time, EW, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, picked twice for Reese Witherspoon’s book club, and optioned for television and film. Her short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and The Best American Short Stories anthology, of which she was the 2020 guest editor.

About the book:

In Romantic Comedy, Sally Milz is a sketch writer for a live comedy show that airs each Saturday night. When Sally’s friend and fellow writer Danny Horst begins dating a glamorous actress who guest-hosted the show, Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch called “The Danny Horst Rule,” poking fun at the phenomenon of men dating women out of their league. Enter this week’s musical guest, Noah Brewster, a pop music sensation with a reputation for dating models. Sally hits it off with Noah instantly, and sparks seem to be flying. But the Danny Horst rule only works one way, and this isn’t a romantic comedy—it’s real life…right?

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