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Plus One (Prospect Park Books)
Join us tonight for a very special reading and discussion with Christopher Noxon and columnist for Time Magazine, Joel Stein, as well as a musical performance by Eliza Noxon.
Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a midlevel marketing executive in L.A. whose wife Figgy’s fourteenth TV pilot attempt becomes a huge Emmy-winning hit. Overnight, she’s sucked into a mad show-business vortex, and Alex quits his job to become the family’s domestic first responder. He falls in with a posse of plus ones, men who are married to women whose recognition, income, and fame far eclipse their own.
This wickedly honest comedy follows Alex as he struggles to regain his mojo while remaining a loving and responsible husband and father. Plus One is a hilarious story about modern family life and the fast-changing roles of parents and partners, told from the perspective of one wonderfully quirky family that hits the Hollywood jackpot.
Praise for Plus One
“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
“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 Knows
“Juicy, fun, and the ultimate ‘inside-baseball’ look at Hollywood, Plus One is rich with pitch-perfect details and social satire that sings. Christopher Noxon takes aim at showbiz insiders and outliers in this very funny novel and hits the target. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and you’ll never look at a man on the red carpet holding a Judith Leiber bag in the same way. Read it by the cabaña… if you can afford one.”— Lian Dolan, author of Elizabeth the First Wife and Helen of Pasadena
“After this smart, very funny and painfully honest novel, Chris Noxon’s wife should be proud to be his Plus One.”— Rick Marin, author of Keep Swinging and Cad: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor
Christopher Noxon is an accomplished journalist who has written for such publications as The New Yorker, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Salon, and The New York Times Magazine. His first book, Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up (Crown), earned him interviews on such shows as The Colbert Report and Good Morning America and generated features in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Talk of the Nation; Ira Glass of This American Life called the book “an eye-opener.” Noxon happens to be married to a top TV writer/producer and does the school chauffeuring for their three children, so he knows whereof he speaks regarding Plus Ones. He lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Christopher at christophernoxon.com.
Photo by Timo Lindman