From the Sunday Times bestselling author of RODHAM, AMERICAN WIFE, YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT and HELP YOURSELF
'A rigorous and wily stylist. She packs her pages with clever observations without appearing to be trying' NEW YORK TIMES
'Grave, good-humoured, deeply engaging' GUARDIAN
Hannah is a confused fourteen-year-old. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling.
Over the next decade and a half, love throws her some complicated questions. At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed up childhood? Is settling for someone who's not your soulmate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, are you being plucky - or just pathetic?
Readers love THE MAN OF MY DREAMS:
*****'I love everything Curtis Sittenfeld writes and this was no exception. Excellent'
*****'Very realistic portrayal of an emotionally abusive atmosphere. Insightful, thoughtful'
*****'Curtis Sittenfeld is a magnificent writer. Fantastic'
Sittenfeld is a clever and refreshing writer... Likeable and compelling... Witty and astute... The result is impressive but most of all enjoyable
Good-humoured, deeply engaging... Brilliant... Gratifying and elucidating
Delightful... Entertaining and thought-provoking... Sittenfeld's cut-glass prose and razor-sharp observations take her work to another level
Funny and painfully true... Closing it for the last time, you feel like you're losing a new best friend
Razor-sharp... Sittenfeld's prose, which has that elusive ability to seduce you without you ever noticing The writing, is a joy to read, and her characters a joy to spend time with
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