Spotlight/US Giveaway: Plus One by Christopher Noxon

PlusOneCvr1_Final About the book:  Alex Sherman-Zicklin, former punk ‘zine pioneer, is a mid-level marketing executive in Los Angeles whose wife Figgy’s fourteenth TV pilot attempt becomes a huge Emmy-winning hit. Overnight, she’s sucked into a mad show-business vortex, while Alex–who has quit his job to become the family’s domestic first responder–falls in with a posse of “plus ones,” a group of men uniquely able to school him in his new role. In this wickedly honest debut novel, Christopher Noxon taps into his own experience as the husband of an acclaimed Hollywood writer/producer to deliver a story about fatherhood, fame, marriage, and a modern family in the fast lane.


CN-headshotAbout the author:  Christopher Noxon is an author, journalist, and illustrator. His debut novel PLUS ONE grew out of his experience raising three children and managing a household after his wife, TV producer Jenji Kohan, created the programs Weeds and Orange Is the New Black. He’s also the author of the nonfiction book Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown Up. As a journalist, he has written for the New Yorker, Details, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Salon. He has also covered the Democratic National Convention for Reuters; lived as a patient with recovering addicts for a Playboy feature about troubles with drug rehab; and was the first journalist to report on actor Mel Gibson’s ties to an ultraconservative Catholic splinter group in a feature for the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.


Advance Praise

“A funny, sharply observed novel about a guy with a first-world problem-a wife who’s a hugely successful TV writer and producer-and the identity crisis that goes along with it. Christopher Noxon has reimagined the Hollywood novel from a whole new perspective.”
–TOM PERROTTA, author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers
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 “Behind every great man there’s a great woman… and in Noxon’s telling, behind every great woman there’s a charming, deeply conflicted guy (sometimes holding a very expensive handbag). Hilarious and unflinching, PLUS ONE is a funny, sharply observed, heartbreaking look at love, power, and happily-ever-after in Hollywood.”
–JENNIFER WEINER, author of All Fall Down, The Next Best Thing, and Good in Bed
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 “A smart and funny novel about Hollywood, but where it truly shines is in Noxon’s stunning and painfully accurate depiction of the complex rhythms and growing pains of a marriage.” –JONATHAN TROPPER, author of This is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go
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 “Well observed, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny, PLUS ONE deftly tells a story from the inside of show business about being on the outside.” –MATTHEW WEINER, creator of Mad Men
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“A page-turning peek into the world of TV and families and money, this is Hollywood L.A. as seen from a newcomer’s ambivalent perspective. I found it both fun and fascinating and unsettling to delve into this world, built convincingly by Noxon’s gift with scenes and voices.” –AIMEE BENDER, author of The Color Master and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
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 “The emotional and socio-demographic details are so rich and hilarious, it’s almost as if Christopher Noxon himself had some kind of incredibly successful Hollywood wife.”
–JOEL STEIN, Time columnist and author of Man Made
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 “A sweet, savvy domestic comedy wrapped in Hollywood tinsel – Christopher Noxon captures, with humor and pathos, the plight of the ultimate red-carpet orphan.”
–GIGI LEVANGIE, author of The Starter Wife
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 “Welcome to the New Hollywood, where the women are in charge and their spouses are on the guest list. Christopher Noxon knows this world first-hand, and his novel is warm, funny, and, most importantly, honest.” –NEAL POLLACK, author of Alternadad
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“Hilarious and whip-smart, with a big beating heart at its center. I love this book, and so will you.” –DANA REINHARDT, author of We Are the Goldens and The Things a Brother Know
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“For fans of Rainbow Rowell and similar keenly insightful truth tellers, this fresh male take on modern relationships is too smart, focused, and funny to pass up.” –LIBRARY JOURNAL


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