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Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible, which have been translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio's This American Life. A native of Cincinnati, she currently lives with her family in St. Louis.
"I really loved all the characters in this book. They're so complex and interesting, and in every story, you'll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives."--Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick) "Sittenfeld makes writing lively and diverting fiction look easy, though each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted. . . . Witty and buoyant, Sittenfeld delivers her characters to her audience with bemused perspicacity and above all affection. . . . Sittenfeld proves adept at quickly establishing characters in whom the reader feels inclined to invest immediately."--Chicago Tribune "Perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. . . . Whatever [Sittenfeld] writes, we'll read it."--People "Razor-sharp, often hilarious . . . [Sittenfeld] is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships. . . . A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection." --USA TODAY "Sittenfeld's new story collection is brutally, beautifully human."--Entertainment Weekly "Magnificent . . . brilliant . . . Sittenfeld is an astute observer."--Houston Chronicle "Sittenfeld spins magic. . . . Reading these consistently engrossing stories is a pleasure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Sittenfeld proves once again why she's one of the finest observers of human nature writing today with a collection of potent pieces as funny as they are literary."--Glamour Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld "Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one."--The Washington Post "Sittenfeld is . . . popular but intellectual, accessible but mysterious and, above all--a perspective chameleon with an uncanny ability to enter the minds of callow prep school outcasts and devotedly compromising first ladies alike."--NPR's All Things Considered "[Sittenfeld] is a master of dramatic irony, creating fully realized social worlds before laying waste to her heroines' understanding of them. . . . Her prose [is] a rich delight."--The Boston Globe "Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld and her astute, sharp and ebullient anthropological interest in the human condition."--The New York Times