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The Glow

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The Glow by Jessie Gaynor
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Jun 20, 2023 | ISBN 9780593447871

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“Wryly funny . . . Jessie Gaynor’s fabulous debut novel, The Glow, is a deft sendup of wellness culture that delves a few levels deeper. Punching up at the Goop set is easy; what’s harder is empathizing with them. . . . Gaynor understands what makes wellness appealing, and why even the most staunch nonbelievers could find themselves feeling completely satiated by a diet made up mostly of zucchini, kelp and money.”The New York Times Book Review

“Money, influence, and perfect skin do not always make for good chemistry.”Elle

“Gaynor is a great writer who’s turned her critical eye to the self-care industry in her debut novel, The Glow. . . . Get ready to laugh (at ourselves and modern society too, of course)!”Lit Hub, “Most Anticipated Books of 2023”

“Had me in hysterics!”—Channler Twyman, Shondaland

“Funny and satirical, Gaynor totally nails self-care as a personality type.”Grazia

“Hilarious and razor sharp about the aspects of the wellness industry that aren’t all that well, this satire could kill Eat, Pray, Love on sight.”Woo

“Gaynor’s sharpened blades are out for the wellness industry and its cult-like devotion to personal brands, but The Glow is more than just incisive observation and pitch-perfect satire. Gaynor builds layer on layer of mystery out of everyday human yearning, creating a whole that’s deeply satisfying and always surprising.”CrimeReads

“Hilariously deadpan.”SHEmazing

“[A] razor-sharp satire.”The Irish Examiner

“. . . my favorite thing about the novel is that it doesn’t at all go where you think it’s going to go, and instead winds up being much more contemplative and subtle than most of the books to which it will inevitably be compared. It’s the perfect summer read for literary people who still want great skin.”Lit Hub

“A welcome dose of satire for anyone who’s been duped by yoni eggs, vagina scented candles, or those TikTok tarot readers that keep saying the man ignoring your texts is actually in love with you (me, by all three).”i-D, “Fiction to Be Excited For in 2023”

“Jessie Gaynor’s wildly funny, laser-eyed novel is Jane Austen on steroids. It’s that sharp, that wicked, that laceratingly true.”—Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours

“Deliciously tart and fizzy and absolutely intoxicating, The Glow is like a slim can of hard kombucha: a wellness tonic for people who like to make fun of the wellness industry.”—Leigh Stein, author of Self Care

“I tore through the book in a state of pure delight, pining to return to it whenever trivialities like ‘work’ or ‘sleep’ so rudely interrupted.”—Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things

“With terrifying wit, Jessie Gaynor shreds the overrated virtues of prosperity and healthy moisture barriers and extols the underrated virtues of irony and sanity.”—Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens

“Sparkling like dewy skin and laugh-out-loud funny, The Glow announces Jessie Gaynor as a compelling new novelist.”—Anna Dorn, author of Exalted

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