> Skip to content
  • Published: 1 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409007357
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Man of My Dreams

By the author of American Wife, a sharp and witty novel about a young woman's romantic fantasies colliding with the realities of adult life.

Hannah is a confused fourteen-year-old. In the magazines she reads, celebrities plan elaborate weddings; in Hannah's own life, her parents' marriage is crumbling.

Over the next decade and a half, love throws her some complicated questions. At what point can you no longer blame your adult failures on your messed up childhood? Is settling for someone who's not your soulmate an act of maturity or an admission of defeat? And if you move to another state for a guy who might not love you back, are you being plucky - or just pathetic?

  • Published: 1 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409007357
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld pulls no punches in her scathing and hilarious indictments of the American middle classes. Her Sunday Times bestselling novel American Wife was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books include TheMan of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and her latest novel Rodham. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld is also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

Also by Curtis Sittenfeld

See all

Praise for The Man of My Dreams

Sittenfeld is a clever and refreshing writer...Likeable and compelling...Witty and astute...The result is impressive but most of all enjoyable.

Sunday Times

Good-humoured, deeply engaging...Brilliant...Gratifying and elucidating

The Guardian

Razor-sharp...Sittenfeld's prose, which has that elusive ability to seduce you without you ever noticing The Writing, is a joy to read, and her characters a joy to spend time with

Time Out

Funny and painfully true...Closing it for the last time, you feel like you're losing a new best friend

Marie Claire

Delightful...Entertaining and thought-provoking...Sittenfeld's cut-glass prose and razor-sharp observations take her work to another level


Charming...this kind of novel usually gets the chick-lit tag, but with Sittenfeld there's always an edge, always a threat of something bad just around the corner.

Glasgow Herald

Related titles