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Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, “almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice,” who is lively, fun, and holds her own in conversation with his friends.

In this twenty-first-century literary world, wit, and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a modern man—who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety; who is drawn to women yet has a habit of letting them down. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness—and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex, and love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. [is] a hilariously astute portrait of a hopelessly self-obsessed Brooklyn writer as a sad young literary man, a Peter Pan for a new, deeply ironic millennium.”

    Vogue

  • “A thoroughly, hilariously of-the-moment tale that marvelously captures what it’s really like to be young, smart, and looking for love in the big city.”

    Elle

  • “An honest look inside the head of thirtysomething Nate Piven. It’ll have you screaming because you’ve so dated this guy.”

    Glamour 

  • “[A] pitch-perfect debut…In the demure tradition of the comedy of manners, Ms. Waldman is rarely mocking or mean-spirited....A comic performance you shouldn't miss.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A smart, engaging twenty-first-century comedy of manners in which the debut novelist Adelle Waldman crawls convincingly around inside the head of one Nathaniel (Nate) Piven.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A funny and surprisingly sympathetic examination of the romantic sociopathy of youthful litterateurs…Waldman captures smart-enough literary party patter so well…that many of her readers may find themselves squirming in hot-faced recognition…Placed throughout the novel, however, are callbacks to the social literature of the nineteenth century—to George Eliot’s work in particular.”

    Harper’s

  • “Reminiscent of classic realist novels from authors like Graham Greene or Henry James, this delightful debut jumps headfirst into the mind of one man, revealing what he really thinks about women, dating, and success.”

    BookPage

  • Selected for the Fall 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Award
  • A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A 2013 Economist Best Book
  • A 2013 BookPage Best Book
  • A 2013 NPR Best Book
  • A 2013 Slate Magazine Best Book
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2013 for Fiction
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