Hey everyone! So, I’m VERY excited about this giveaway, as I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is one of my favorite books of the last couple of years. I strongly agree with both the pull-quotes from the WSJ and People on the cover:
You will really enjoy it, if you haven’t read it yet. We have five copies to give away today, and somehow my fingers are crossed for all of you.
THE PRIZE: Let us turn over the book, virtually, and see what its back promises us:
“In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which Glamour hailed as one of the “10 Best Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List Right This Second,” a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?
Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune.
But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne—when they were first married and deeply in love—has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life…just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he’s still the man she once loved.
Skillfully balancing biting wit with a deep emotional undercurrent, this “charming and engrossing portrait of one man’s midlife mess” (Elle) creates the perfect portrait of an imperfect family—and a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.”
Just the words “a famous cutlery designer” make me laugh.
THE TASK: If you could have a misguided affair — guaranteed, however, not to ruin anyone’s life (this is all highly theoretical, you guys) — with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of the publisher; open to residents of the US only. Thank you!)