Curtis Sittenfeld will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover ~ Romantic Comedy: A Novel

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Curtis Sittenfeld will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, about Curtis' New Hardcover Romantic Comedy: A Novel on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM.


ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions.  A hilarious, observant, and deeply tender Novel from Curtis Sittenfeld, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Eligible, Rodham, andPrep.  SPECIAL NOTE:  The protagonist of Romantic Comedy is from Kansas City, and a large part of the book takes place in Kansas City.

Sally Milz is a sketch writer for The Night Owls, a late-night live comedy show that airs every Saturday.  With a couple of heartbreaks under her belt, she’s long abandoned the search for love, settling instead for the occasional hook-up, career success, and a close relationship with her stepfather to round out a satisfying life.

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 called the Danny Horst Rule, 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 there might actually be sparks 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?

With her keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page, 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Curtis Sittenfeld is The New York Times Bestselling Author of 6 Novels, including: Rodham, Eligible, Prep, American Wife, and Sisterland, as well as the collection You Think It, I'll Say It.  Her books have been translated into 30 languages.  In addition, her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, and The 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, and Vanity Fair, and on National Public Radio (NPR)'s "This American Life".

EVENT DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author & Book Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Charles Fillmore Chapel, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.  Complimentary Parking is available in the Parking Garage immediately adjacent to Unity Temple.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of Romantic Comedy: A Novel, 1 Admission Reservation, and 1 Guest Admission Reservation (if needed).  ONLINE ORDERING ENDED Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM.   

WALK IN ADMISSIONS will be available for purchase at our Sales & Service Table at Unity Temple beginning at 6:00 PM.

EVENT FORMAT:  Curtis Sittenfeld will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Curtis' New Hardcover Romantic Comedy: A Novel.  The Conversation & Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour.  A Booksigning will follow the Program.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event Sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Receipt.  Additional signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Charles Fillmore Chapel
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

1 Author Autographed Hardcover of Romantic Comedy

Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.