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  • 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?

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

About the Author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld's new novel is Rodham. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller American Wife, in which she painted a picture of an ordinary American girl – a thinly-disguised Laura Bush - who found herself married to a President. It was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books are Man of My Dreams, Sisterland (a Richard & Judy Book Club pick), Eligible, and the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books are translated into 30 languages. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West.

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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

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