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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life—except that she’s deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she’s risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David’s hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own.

This One Is Mine is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more—and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fresh, flamboyantly witty new voice.”

    Helen Fielding, New York Times bestselling author of Bridget Jones’s Diary

  • “[This One Is Mine] is funny, carefully observed, beautifully written, very knowing, and…a real treat.”

    Merrill Markoe, New York Times bestselling author of Cool, Calm, and Contentious

  • “Maria Semple’s remarkable first novel isn’t just a witty, sharp-edged satire about adultery, social climbing, and the absurdities of Los Angeles. On a deeper level, This One is Mine is a complex, unexpectedly moving story about the risks and rewards of love, in all its irrational glory.”

    Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Election and Little Children

  • “[A] sharp, funny first novel…This One Is Mine is a delight.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Semple’s takes are tack sharp as her delightful cast is driven comically and tragically ever deeper into a culture of artifice. Semple obviously knows her turf, and she does an exquisite job of stomping all over it.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sure to be a hit.”

    Library Journal

  • “This novel will charm readers.”


  • “This is a love story with real thorns and a heroine you will weep for.”

    James Salter, author of Light Years and Last Night

  • “This delightful novel gives pleasure on every page.”

    Phillip Lopate, author of The Aft of the Personal Essay

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