And we’re done. GIF you next year. Hanukkah, out!
My friend Luca is being publicly bullied by her own mother on Facebook and it might be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Minerva M. Lucarelli, I salute you.
Joellyn—as judgmental as she is insecure—tells her unborn daughter the story of her courtship with an unemployed, terribly-dressed man named Zachary. The novella is a romantic comedy—if romantic comedies were dark and screwed up and no one got exactly what they wanted.
You guys, I love this book. This is where my obsession with Edan Lepucki began. It’s got an “unlikable” narrator where you can relate to every single kinda-shitty thought process she has. Where you maybe even learn things about yourself. And it’s fun too.
Mallory Ortberg’s TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE, the often passive-aggressive, sometimes strange, and always humorous imagined texts from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield, to Allison Adler at Holt, by Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency (World).
Do we all understand how hilarious Mallory Ortberg is? She is almost surely the funniest person I know (Sorry, honey.) and this book is based on the series you loved on The Hairpin and The Toast. Best best greatest awesome hooray!
And I think I speak for all of us when I say:
YOU GUYS!! It’s ALIVE! The NPR Book Concierge is at your service — see what we’ve been working on the past few months, and more importantly, see our favorite books of 2013 in a fantastic new clickable searchable playable-with format.
(If you really, REALLY miss our lists, here’s why we decided to do something a little different this year)
This is so, so cool and exciting! Thanks NPR Books!