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Plus One: A Novel

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This story of a Hollywood wife’s newfound fame and her husband’s new identity as her plus one is told with “wit, warmth and candor” (New York Times Sunday Book Review).
Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a mid-level marketing executive who never expected his wife’s fourteenth attempt at a TV pilot (about a housewife who runs a prostitution ring out of her suburban scrapbooking shop) to get produced. But now it’s been ordered to series and awarded an Emmy. Overnight, she’s sucked into a mad show-business vortex and he’s tasked with managing their new high-profile Hollywood lifestyle.
Equally sudden is Alex’s newfound place in a posse of Plus Ones—men who are married to women whose success, income, and public recognition far surpasses their own. Now he’s wondering how he can regain the foreground in his own life in this “well observed, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny” novel (Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men).
Plus One is a smart and funny novel about Hollywood, but where it truly shines is in Noxon’s stunning and painfully accurate depiction of the complex rhythms and growing pains of a marriage.” —Jonathan Tropper, author of This Is Where I Leave You

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman . . . and in Noxon’s telling, behind every great woman there’s a charming, deeply conflicted guy (sometimes holding a very expensive handbag). Hilarious and unflinching, Plus One is a funny, sharply observed, heartbreaking look at love, power, and happily-ever-after in Hollywood.” —Jennifer Weiner, author of Who Do You Love, The Next Best Thing, and Good in Bed
“There are so many hilarious moments.” —Los Angeles Times
“For fans of Rainbow Rowell and similar keenly insightful truth tellers, this fresh male take on modern relationships is too smart, focused, and funny to pass up.” —Library Journal
“A brisk romp that’s sometimes laugh-out-loud funny as it deals with the serious issues of roles and communication in marriage.” —Booklist
“A funny, sharply observed novel about a guy with a first-world problem—a wife who’s a hugely successful TV writer and producer—and the identity crisis that goes along with it.” —Tom Perrotta, author of Election and The Leftovers
Format: Paperback