Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)

Playing the Palace

Best Seller
Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick
Paperback $16.00
May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593099414

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (2) +
  • May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593099414

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593099421

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from Playing the Palace

Product Details


“Award-winning playwright, humorist, and novelist Rudnick steeps his writing in a deliciously snarky sense of wit while at the same time effectively employing his flair for clever storytelling in the creation of a delightfully quirky cast of characters. The end result is a fizzy, fun, fresh, and fairy tale-like rom-com that will restore readers’ faith in true love.”—Booklist

“[in] Rudnick’s effervescent new novel…the question isn’t whether love will triumph, only how. The answer may make you cheer.”—The New York Times

“From the screenwriter of Sister Act, Jeffrey, and The Stepford Wives comes this highly anticipated rom-com debut. Event planner Carter Ogden meets and has instant chemistry with the sought after Prince of Wales, giving way to a high-profile romance that comes with a unique set of obstacles.”—

“A sweet story that’s both hilariously funny and as romantic as any harlequin.”—Parade


“Rudnick imbues every page of Playing the Palace with a sense of humor and quick-witted snark. It combines the best laugh-track pacing of a sitcom with the big-hearted story arc of a romantic comedy. The over-the-top storylines and characters are guaranteed to leave even the most cynical readers rooting for an improbable happily-ever-after.”—Shelf Awareness

“A charming, funny, highly entertaining love story that reminds us what might happen if we were to get what we wish for.”—Edge Media Network

“This charming and sweet romance is pure escapism with heart and soul.”—Barnes & Noble Blog

“[Rudnick] been called one of the funniest writers for stage and screen in the U.S. His latest work of fiction does not fall short of that praise….Rudnick’s skill as a writer animates every page, with humor woven through the entire story.”—Gay & Lesbian Review

“Rudnick is always funny; here, he’s also romantic to the core.”—Broadway Direct

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates about Paul Rudnick
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and understand that Penguin Random House collects certain categories of personal information for the purposes listed in that policy, discloses, sells, or shares certain personal information and retains personal information in accordance with the policy. You can opt-out of the sale or sharing of personal information anytime.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top