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The Glitch

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The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
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Apr 09, 2019 | ISBN 9780525434641

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“An ambitious and entertaining novel that centers on Shelley Stone, the chief executive of a fictional company… Cohen is a shrewd writer.”

—Stephanie Danler, The New York Times Book Review

The Glitch takes a hard look at the definition of work-life balance. Through hilarious antics and sensational story lines, Elisabeth Cohen encourages readers to slow down, take a breath and consider the perspective of a younger you. Would that person think you are living your best life?”

—Lincee Ray, The Washington Post

The Glitch is so many things—corporate satire, techno thriller, poignant family drama, and hilarious portrait of a woman on the edge.”

—Eliza Kennedy, Entertainment Weekly

“Razor-sharp…a hilarious send-up of tech culture and the notion of women ‘having it all.'”

—Mackenzie Dawson, The New York Post

“Elisabeth Cohen has given us one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction. Shelley Stone is a workaholic CEO who is ‘leaning in’ so far she might just be losing her mind. This debut is a smart and delirious ride through a world of TED Talks, tech startups and efficiency junkies. I tore through The Glitch with delight!”

—Jennifer Close, author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls 

“Sometimes you read a book because it sounds really good, but then it turns out to be way, way more strange, original and thrilling than even claimed, and that’s what happened for me with Elisabeth Cohen’s The Glitch.

Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen 

“Shelley Stone is a genius comic creation and her story—one where she’s struck by lightning, drives a potentially haunted car, and meets her doppelganger—is as madcap as it is fabulously relatable. She’s a spreadsheet-crunching, yoga-practicing, flexitarian CEO over-achiever who is so utterly hilarious I couldn’t help but love her.”

—Lucy Sykes, author of The Knockoff and Fitness Junkie 

“As an updated version of Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It for our hyperconnected tech age, this debut novel is funny and smart with an appealing, driven protagonist.”

—Lynnanne Pearson, Library Journal

“[A] painfully funny satire of the tech industry. In Shelley Stone, Cohen has created an aggressively unlikable yet captivating and entertaining heroine… Clever, original, and unabashedly silly fun.”
Kirkus (Starred Review)

“An excellent send-up… Elisabeth Cohen’s debut novel, The Glitch, does a marvelous job of questioning what women have to gain from the effort to ‘lean in.'”

The Rumpus 

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