Elinor Lipman was born in Massachusetts and is the author of more than a dozen novels. Her first one, Then She Found Me, was published in 1990 and was adapted into a film starring Helen Hunt, Bette Midler and Colin Firth. She won the New England Book Award in 2001, and her novel My Latest Grievance won the Paterson Fiction Prize. She lives in Manhattan, as well as in upstate New York.
'A sweet, daffy comedy' - Slate, 'The Trump book that could only be published abroad' - Stacy Schiff, 'A deft and funny book. As usual with Elinor Lipman's characters, I can see it all so clearly on screen. Brava, sister!' - Maureen Lipman, 'A charming love story and a witty, perceptive social satire. It's a treat' - Nicholas Clee, BookBrunch, 'Effortlessly plausible.. a masterwork of wit, comic timing and plot. Lipman's sentences fizz with the energy of Updike' - Yorkshire Times, 'A witty and mischievous comic novel [and] a bitingly funny satire on US politics in the age of Trump. Definitely a book of the moment' - The Shelf of Unread Books