Bold, touching, and funny-a debut novel by a brilliant young woman about the coming-of-age of a brilliant young literary man"He was not the kind of guy who disappeared after sleeping with a woman-and certainly not after the condom broke. On the contrary: Nathaniel Piven was a product of a postfeminist 1980s childhood and politically correct, 1990s college education. He had learned all about male privilege. Moreover, he was in possession of a functional and frankly rather clamorous conscience." - From The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn's literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, "almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice," who is lively fun and holds her own in conversation with his friends.In this 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a modern man-who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man's search for happiness-and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love.
"Written from a dude's POV, this big-hearted yet brutally honest novel about finding love in a big city is a major eye-opener."
"Sometimes it's more complicated than 'He's just not that into you.' A delightful comedy of manners."
-People "Great Summer Reads"
"It'll have you screaming because you have so dated this guy."
"The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. [is] a hilariously astute portrait of a hopelessly self-obsessed Brooklyn writer as a sad young literary man, a Peter Pan for a new, deeply ironic millennium."
-Megan O'Grady, Vogue
"Ever wonder what the cute guy you just met is thinking? Get a glimpse into the often-infuriating psyche of one Nate Piven, a thirtysomething writer who thinks he's a good guy. Key word: thinks."
-People Stylewatch, Summer Hot List "Must-Read Books"
"If you ever wondered what that guy could have possibly been thinking (or been that guy and still found yourself without a clue), you'll probably laugh, scowl, and hide your eyes in equal measure as you page through this hilarious, smart-as-hell debut. An elegant, half-satirical, half-sweet novel about modern love, New York, gender roles, and muddling through."
-Emily Temple, Flavorwire "20 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach This Summer"
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Henry Holt and Co.
July 15, 2013
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