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Separation Anxiety
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Laura Zigman is the author of Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie, Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work and Her. She has been a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post, produced a popular online series of animated videos, "Annoying Conversations," and was the recipient of a Yaddo residency. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie.

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"A hilarious yet thought-provoking exploration of the middle-aged limbo.... With wit and tenderness, Zigman explores life's most important relationships as they develop and change over time."
--Emma Straub on TODAY
"[Separation Anxiety] imparts a life-affirming vigor... Judy is a natural comedian and Zigman has gifted her with a fiercely singular voice.... If the book nails life's more challenging moments, it also captures an astonishing level of empathy."--Boston Globe
"A quirky novel that's as hilarious as it is touching and wise."--People
"A triumph of friendship and storytelling . . . Separation Anxiety confronts the stark plateau of middle age with humor and grace. It's a book that transforms fractured domesticity into a more honest sense of community and selfhood with great wit and enormous heart. The catharsis it offers is both real and satisfying."--New York Observer
"You root for Zigman's decent and vulnerable characters even while wanting to give them a good shake.... [Judy] is a familiar, self-deprecating, likable protagonist."--New York Times Book Review
"Deeply affecting."--Real Simple
"In Separation Anxiety, Laura Zigman has given voice to the exquisite nuances of the struggles we all face in the course of our lives and at the same time leaves us feeling less alone and more hopeful. With striking humor, tender vulnerability, and pitch-perfect portraits of the complexities of our relationships, she's captured the human condition in a way I often don't see outside of the therapy room."--Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
"What a gem of a novel. Separation Anxiety is wickedly funny, heartrending, poignantly wise, and hopeful. It's laced with moments of self-doubt and marital mayhem, but also the many small daily acts of mercy and heroism that love inspires, though we too often overlook them. The main character, Judy, is hilariously offbeat, yet very easy to identify with, honest and thoughtful, and I loved spending time with her."--Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife
"I love Separation Anxiety.... Laura Zigman is an emotional sharp-shooter--she is able to home in on the most tender, revealing, exquisitely painful aspects of our relationships with others and with ourselves. And somehow she manages to come out the other end with hope, having found what was most meaningful after all. And by the way, I can totally relate to the desire to wear one's dog. If I could, I would."--Chelsea Handler
"Separation Anxiety is as hilarious and painful as life itself. Laura Zigman's latest novel takes on the (sometimes surreal) trials of middle age with wit and compassion--pitch-perfect, it's a joy to read."--Claire Messud, bestselling author of The Burning Girl and The Emperor's Children
"Separation Anxiety is a hilarious, heart-breaking and thought-provoking portrait of a difficult marriage, as fierce as it is funny....[Zigman's] sharp eye for contemporary life is a revelation....My advice: Start reading and don't stop until you get to the last page of this wise and wonderful novel."--Alice Hoffman

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