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April 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Romantic Comedy: A Virtual Evening with Curtis Sittenfeld & Robinne Lee


April 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Books & Books and Random House Group present


In conversation with Robinne Lee

discussing Romantic Comedy: A Novel (Random House, $28)

Wednesday, April 5, 6PM ET LIVE via Zoom

GET TICKETS HERE (includes a signed bookplate)


Live from New York, it’s . . . the launch of Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld!

Join us on Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. ET on Zoom as Curtis Sittenfeld, author of EligibleRodhamPrep, and more, launches her new novel, Romantic Comedy. In conversation with author and actress Robinne Lee, Sittenfeld will share her inspirations for Romantic Comedy and her takes on the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.

Romantic Comedy stars Sally Milz, a sketch writer for The Night Owls, the late-night live comedy show that airs each Saturday. She’s long abandoned the search for love, settling instead for the occasional hook-up and career success.­ ­

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 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 sparks might actually be 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?


**This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom – you will need access to a computer or other device capable of sufficiently accessing the Internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.**

About the Author:

Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels including RodhamEligible, PrepAmerican Wife, and Sisterland, as well as the collection You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her novels have been translated into thirty languages. In addition, her short stories have appeared in The New YorkerThe Washington Post MagazineEsquire, and The Best American Short Stories, for which she has also been the guest editor. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticTime, and Vanity Fair, and on public radio’s This American Life.