“A funny but ultimately heartbreaking look at how our society’s warped mating rituals can ruin promising young women. This assured debut calls to mind the early work of Tom Perrotta and Denis Johnson, but also rings with echoes of Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.” —Neal Pollack, author of Never Mind the Pollacks
“An exhilarating ride into love’s weightless nights and soaring hopes. Jami Attenberg takes us into the hearts of lonely art students, twenty-four-year-old software millionaires, drifting academics, young divorce´es, and dreamy high school girls hanging out at the Taco Bell. These love songs will make you ache and laugh and never sorry you picked up this book.” —Martha Sherrill, author of The Ruins of California
“Jami Attenberg reveals sharp, scorched, and darkly funny truths about love (and its side effects) in this totally addictive book. Her cadences are quick, her observations dead-on, yet she matches every bitter nerve with sweet instances of hope. Terrific.” —Wendy McClure, author of I’m Not the New Me
“Funny and strangely soothing. . . . Attenberg has manufactured a very hilarious but painfully real world—a mix of hopeful bright moments and daily drone. She knows that our epiphanies happen in lame restaurants, in front of a platter of Macho Nachos.” —Mike Albo, author of The Underminer and Hornito
From the Hardcover edition.