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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Courtney Maum Narrator: Sam Devereaux Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781629238630
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In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, 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But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne—when they were first married and deeply in love—has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A charming and engrossing portrait of one man’s midlife mess…Smart, fast-paced…You come for the plot, but you stay for the characters—especially Maum’s flawed but likable and basically well-intentioned hero. Ultimately, this is the story of a man who would do anything to be a better person, and you will avidly wish for him to succeed.”


  • “Funny, touching, and wise about love and vanity, this seductive debut might leave you rethinking some decisions of your own.”


  • “A winning first novel of infidelity, forgiveness, and (maybe, just maybe) falling back in love.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “Funny and soulful…Filled with wise and revealing insights about the mature rewards embattled marriages provide…[An] immensely appealing novel.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A great story about love and marriage…Very enchanting, a good beach read.”

    Today show

  • “Courtney Maum bursts onto the scene with a hilarious and wise novel…Richard Haddon is one of the more lovable male characters we’ve encountered this season…You’ll find yourself agog at Maum’s masterful storytelling and dead-on descriptions.”


  • “[An] affably comic take on husbandly comeuppance, Courtney Maum’s I Am Having So Much Fun Here without You follows a once-sizzling British artist’s hilariously misguided efforts to win back the love of his wife.”


  • “Courtney Maum kills it.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Need[s] to be in your beach bag.”

    Marie Claire

  • I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is less a study of a marriage dissolving, or even of a man dissolving, than a lament for what is damaged possibly beyond repair…Maum is at her best when exploring the hard place Richard’s affair has brought them to, how necessary and impossible it is to forgive and forget…Fortunately, Richard’s marriage is not dead, just seriously wounded. It’s all the more enticing for that, as Maum asks whether a broken marriage can be put together again, whether mistakes can be forgiven, whether redemption is finally possible for Richard.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Here we have the literary beach read—a book that pleases people who read two books a month and people who read two books a year. The situation is timeworn and irresistible. The settings…are idyllic escapes, lushly drawn…Maum…is abundantly gifted—funny, open-hearted, adept at bringing global issues into the personal sphere…eventually creating that rare thing: a book for everyone.”

    Washington Post

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2014
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • A June 2014 LibraryReads Pick
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About the Author

Courtney Maum graduated from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature. She then lived in France for five years where she worked as a party promoter for Corona Extra, which had everything to do with getting a Visa, and nothing to do with her degree. Today, Maum splits her time between the Berkshires, New York City, and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist.

About the Narrator

Sam Devereaux is a third generation actor. Most of his childhood was spent tucked into the wings of West End theaters watching his dad perform or glued to the television exploits of his famous Australian grandfather. In addition to steady stage work, Sam has worked in voice-overs throughout his career. Starting off with dry corporate fare and progressing to the focused lunacy of his role as the title character in the hit adult cartoon Future Duck, Sam has developed into a flexible and highly focused voice-over actor. Audiobooks seemed the next logical step and Sam gets enormous pleasure from the intimacy of reading a story into a microphone. Whether it’s a weighty historical text or the sort of fantastical children’s book he reads every night to his kids, Sam just loves to tell a really good story.