Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld


Skewering all our certainties about why we fall in love, Romantic Comedy is a witty and probing tale of how the heart will follow itself, no matter what anyone says.

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A TV script writer thinks she’s over romance, until an unlikely love interest upends all her assumptions: a humorous, subversive and tender-hearted novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of Rodham, American Wife and Prep.

Life is (not)* a Romantic Comedy…

With a series of heartbreaks under her belt, Sally Milz – successful script writer for a legendary late-night TV comedy show – has long abandoned the search for love.

But when her friend and fellow writer begins to date a glamorous actress, he joins the growing club of interesting but average-looking men who get romantically involved with accomplished, beautiful women.

Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch, poking fun at this ‘social rule’.

The reverse never happens for a woman.

Then Sally meets Noah, a pop idol with a reputation for dating models.

But this isn’t a romantic comedy – it’s real life. Would someone like him ever date someone like her?

It is Curtis Sittenfeld at her most sharp, daring and compassionate best.

‘Curtis Sittenfeld is in a league of her own’ – Guardian

‘Anyone who reads Sittenfeld will read anything she ever writes’ – The Times

‘A rollercoaster of modern love and dating’ – Stylist

‘One of my all-time favourite authors. A brilliantly written, funny page-turner, I want to read it all again’ – Pandora Sykes

‘I am obsessed. A warm, wise, magnanimous and extremely funny novel. Romantic Comedy should be prescribed to anyone needing their mood lifted’ – Elizabeth Day