Romantic Comedy (Reese's Book Club): A Novel

Written by:
Curtis Sittenfeld
Narrated by:
Kristen Sieh

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2023
9 hours 5 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions—a “smart, sophisticated, and fun” (Oprah Daily) novel from the author of Eligible, Rodham, and Prep.
“Full of dazzling banter and sizzling chemistry.”—People
“If you ever wanted a backstage pass to Saturday Night Live, this is the book for you.”—Zibby Owens, Good Morning America

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple, She Reads, New York Post

Sally Milz is a sketch writer for The Night Owls, a late-night live comedy show that airs every Saturday. With a couple of heartbreaks under her belt, she’s long abandoned the search for love, settling instead for the occasional hook-up, career success, and a close relationship with her stepfather to round out a satisfying life.

But when Sally’s friend and fellow writer Danny Horst begins dating Annabel, a glamorous actress who guest-hosted the show, he joins the not-so-exclusive group of talented but average-looking and even dorky men at the show—and in society at large—who’ve gotten romantically involved with incredibly beautiful and accomplished women. Sally channels her annoyance into a sketch called The Danny Horst Rule, poking fun at this phenomenon while underscoring how unlikely it is that the reverse would ever happen for a woman.

Enter Noah Brewster, a pop music sensation with a reputation for dating models, who signed on as both host and musical guest for this week’s show. Dazzled by his charms, Sally hits it off with Noah instantly, and as they collaborate on one sketch after another, she begins to wonder if there might actually be sparks flying. But this isn’t a romantic comedy—it’s real life. And in real life, someone like him would never date someone like her . . . right?

With her keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page, Curtis Sittenfeld explores the neurosis-inducing and heart-fluttering wonder of love, while slyly dissecting the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.
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this isn’t my type of story…disappointing thought it would have more depth then a women talking about her sexually partner.

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Donna B.

Please real-life story and balance of characters. Excellent narration!

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Linda C.

Great read, fun, funny, sweet.

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Laura H.

I absolutely love this book, and the narrator is really good. I’ve listened to it three times now and will probably listen more. It’s just such a sweet story that feels realistic despite the completely unrealistic premise. My all-time favorite light read!!

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I really loved the romance in this book. I just wish there wasn’t so much of the political agenda.

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Danielle M.

This isn't my favorite Curtis Sittenfeld novel, but it was still an entertaining twist on the Pete Davidson/Ariana Grande/Kim Kardashian dating phenomenon.

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Robyn U.

Just disappointing

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Tana B.

Very enjoyable, clever writing, loved the "SNL" take.

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Elizabeth L.

I love everything by this author. No exception here! Her characters and dialogue are always realistic. The relationships are relatable. Great storytelling!

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