A Selfie as Big as the Ritz

Stories
Product Number: EB00694525
Released: Oct 31, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250126634
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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"Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection."—Entertainment Weekly She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone overweight. Roller dexter of eligible friends rattling thin. Thirties breathing down her neck like an inappropriate uncle. She jogs. Looks good in turquoise. Finds herself punctuating gas "better out than in!" patting her stomach like a department store Santa. This is who I am, she thinks. The women in Lara Williams' debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In "One of Those Life Things," a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend's abortion. In "Penguins," a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend's bizarre sexual fantasy. In "Treats," a single woman comes to terms with her loneliness. As Williams' characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on.

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Author(s): Lara Williams
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2017

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Author(s): Lara Williams
Narrator(s): Imogen Church
Product Number Z100127264
Released: Oct 31, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427295422

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