Live from New York, it’s . . . the launch of Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld!

Join us on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. ET on Zoom as Curtis Sittenfeld, author of EligibleRodhamPrep, and more, launches her new novel, Romantic Comedy. In conversation with author and actress Robinne Lee, Sittenfeld will share her inspirations for Romantic Comedy and her takes on the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.

Romantic Comedy stars Sally Milz, a sketch writer for The Night Owls, the late-night live comedy show that airs each Saturday. She’s long abandoned the search for love, settling instead for the occasional hook-up and career success.­ ­

But when Sally’s friend and fellow writer Danny Horst begins dating Annabel, a glamorous actress who guest-hosted the show, he joins the not-so-exclusive group of talented but average-looking and even dorky men at the show—and in society at large—who’ve gotten romantically involved with incredibly beautiful and accomplished women. Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch poking fun at this phenomenon while underscoring how unlikely it is that the reverse would ever happen for a woman.­ ­

Enter Noah Brewster, a pop music sensation with a reputation for dating models, who signed on as both host and musical guest for this week’s show. Dazzled by his charms, Sally hits it off with Noah instantly, and as they collaborate on one sketch after another, she begins to wonder if sparks might actually be flying. But this isn’t a romantic comedy—it’s real life. And in real life, someone like him would never date someone like her . . . right?

The event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Romantic Comedy in addition to event access. You can register for your ticket and book through one of our independent bookstore partners, Books & Books, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, The Ripped Bodice, or WORD Bookstores. Be one of the first to receive a signed bookplate copy while supplies last!

Event Details

April 5, 2023 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Coral Gables, FL
Cincinnati, OH
Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn, NY

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