Object of My Affection (Paperback)

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The inspiration for the film of the same name starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, this “very funny, exceptionally vivid first novel” (The New York Times Book Review) from Stephen McCauley is a “joyously comic” (People) story about a pregnant New York City social worker who begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy, cluttered Brooklyn apartment, a taste for impromptu tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing lessons at Arthur Murray. They love each other. There’s only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she’s pregnant, things get especially complicated. Howard—Nina’s overbearing boyfriend and the baby’s father—wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? A touching and hilarious novel about love, friendship, and the many ways of making a family.

About the Author

Stephen McCauley is the author of Alternatives to SexTrue EnoughThe Man of the HouseThe Easy Way OutMy Ex-Life, and The Object of My Affection, which was adapted into a film starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit his website at StephenMcCauley.com.

Praise For…

People Joyously comic...shimmers with hope, humor, and compassion.

The New York Times Book Review Very funny, exceptionally vivid....Surely one of best books about what it is like to be young in these crazy times.

Los Angeles Daily News Charming and affecting...The strong plotting, memorable gallery of characters and wry look at the complicated state of relations between the sexes could beguile any reader from Bensonhurst to Burbank.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780671743505
ISBN-10: 0671743503
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: March 15th, 1991
Pages: 320
Language: English