Random House's ROMANTIC COMEDY Debuts as a Reese's Book Club Pick


Curtis Sittenfeld, Photo © Jenn Ackerman

A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions. New York Times best-selling author, Curtis Sittenfeld, is back with ROMANTIC COMEDY (Random House) and on Tuesday, the title debuted as a Reese’s Book Club Pick!

In ROMANTIC COMEDY, 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. The novel has been named a most anticipated novel of spring by: The New York Times, Oprah Daily, ELLE Magazine, TIME Magazine, LitHub, Bustle , Harper’s Bazaar  and many more.

Read what the critics have to say below!

Curtis Sittenfeld and Reese Witherspoon, courtesy of Facebook.

“Dialogue zips and zings as hearts plummet and soar… Sittenfeld’s meta-romance is an utterly perfect version of itself, a self-aware and pandemic-informed love story that’s no less romantic for being either. Sittenfeld’s fiction has flown off shelves since her debut, Prep, and fans will flock to this pure-fun, feminist romp.”


“[Romantic Comedy] is a serious novel about feminism, sexism and American popular culture. But it’s also a delicious, funny romance that earns its star-spangled, candy-pink cover.”


“If you’re in need of [a] smart, sophisticated, and fun diversion right now (and who isn’t), [ROMANTIC COMEDY] is your book. Like her literary foremother Jane Austen, Sittenfeld brings together exquisitely sharp dialogue that fizzes, excruciating sexual tension, and incisive social observation.”

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About Curtis Sittenfeld
Curtis Sittenfeld is theNew York Times bestselling author of six novels including RODHAM, ELIGIBLE, PREP, AMERICAN 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 Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, andT he Best American Short Stories, for which she has also been the guest editor. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, andVanity Fair, and on public radio’s This American Life.

Posted: April 6, 2023