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WILL YOU WON’T YOU WANT ME?
When Marjorie “Madgesty” Plum’s life falls apart, she learns it’s time to quit being queen and time to start living
Marjorie Plum isn’t your average washed up prom queen. After all, her New York City prep school was too cool for a royal court. Yet, ten years after high school graduation, she is undeniably stuck in the past and aching for that metaphorical tiara.
But when her life takes an unexpected turn, she is forced to start over, moving in to a tiny box of an apartment in Brooklyn with a musician roommate who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama. Desperate to pay rent, she starts tutoring a precocious 11-year-old girl and begins a surprise-filled journey towards adulthood, where she learns about herself from the most unlikely sources: a rekindled childhood love, a grumpy (but strangely adorable) new boss, and even her tutee.
In Nora Zelevansky’s charming second novel, Will You Won’t You Want Me?, Marjorie soon realizes only she can decide: who is the real Marjorie Plum?
NORA ZELEVANSKY’s writing has appeared in ELLE, SELF, InStyle, Town & Country, Style.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Salon.com, Vanity Fair online and Travel + Leisure, among others. She is author of the novel Semi-Charmed Life. A born-and-bred Manhattanite, she now lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
“Will You Won’t You Want Me? achieves that rare combination of razor-sharp wit and romance—a love story that’s not afraid to be smart, satirical and wise. Nora Zelevansky’s mesmerizing writing captivates from page one.” —Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don’t)
“Nora Zelevansky deftly explores the ups and downs of a young woman learning that the first step toward real love lies in coming to love one’s true self.” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet
Praise for Semi-Charmed Life:
“A lighthearted novel filled with rude awakenings, Manhattan adventure, and the blush of first love.” —Daily Candy
“…a charming, magical and somewhat strange city satire that follows arty Upper West Sider Beatrice Bernstein as she becomes a ghost writer for the blog of her ‘famous-for-nothing socialite’ neighbor Veruca Pfeffernoose and ends up falling down the rabbit hole of opulence.” —Flavorwire
“Semi-Charmed Life chronicles the world of one Beatrice Bernstein, as she attempts to gain independence from her famous artistic family and falls in with the socialite crowd.” —Elle Magazine
“Nora Zelevansky’s witty coming-of-age tale follows an Upper West Side kind of gal as she's swept into the high-flying province of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose, replete with chic parties, exotic adventures and love affairs.” —C Magazine
“Prepare to be fully-charmed! Nora Zelevansky has delivered a deliciously hilarious novel that you will devour in one sitting and then beg for more!” —Jessica Brody, bestselling author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father
“An amazing new voice, a romantic and magical romp through the hip, glitzy and overheated and over-hyped worlds of fashion, art and music...Deft, funny, inspired.” —Molly Jong-Fast, Author of The Social Climber’s Handbook
“Semi-Charmed Life is a deliciously dizzying comedic mystery, filled with as many twists and turns as the maps that Beatrice, the main character, collects. Nora Zelevansky captures Beatrice's over-the-top adventures through Manhattan celebutante society with a freshness and authenticity that makes every page a pleasure. Nora's writing is unselfconsciously stylish, giddy with references to art and pop-culture, and wholly entertaining.” —Aury Wallington, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Saving Charlie and former “Sex and The City” writer
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