Help Yourself

£8.99

This collection illuminates human experience and gracefully upends our assumptions about class and race, envy and disappointment, gender dynamics and celebrity. Suburban friends fall out after a racist encounter at a birthday party is caught on video and posted on Facebook; an illustrious Manhattan film crew are victims of their own snobbery when they underestimate a pre-school teacher from the Mid-West; and a group of young writers fight about love and narrative style as they compete for a prestigious bursary. Connecting each of these three stories is Sittenfeld’s truthful yet merciless eye, as her characters stagger from awkwardness, to humiliation and, if they’re lucky, to reconciliation.

Description

Nobody else writes with such precision and amusement about the absolute inability of men and women to understand each other’ RED MAGAZINE

‘Recommended for anyone who enjoys short stories. She really doesn’t shy away from sticky, nuanced subjects … delivered with absolute poise. Delicious’ PANDORA SYKES, The High-Low podcast
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Sittenfeld’s wryly hilarious and insightful new collection, HELP YOURSELF, illuminates human experience and gracefully upends our assumptions about class and race, envy and disappointment, gender and celebrity.

Suburban friends fall out after a racist encounter at a birthday party is caught on video and posted on Facebook; an illustrious Manhattan film crew are victims of their own snobbery when they underestimate a pre-school teacher from the Mid-West; and a group of young writers fight about love and narrative style as they compete for a prestigious bursary.

Connecting each of these three stories is Sittenfeld’s truthful yet merciless eye. Full of tenderness and compassion, this dazzling collection celebrates our humanity in all its pettiness and glory.

A STYLIST Best Books for Autumn title
Featured in the Sunday Times Guide to Culture

Praise for CURTIS SITTENFELD:

‘You won’t want these stories to end’ REESE WITHERSPOON
Perfect miniatures in deadpan prose’ GUARDIAN
Clear-eyed and compulsive’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Additional information

Weight 0.194 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 13.6 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

96

Language

English

Edition

Omnibus ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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