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"Maria Semple takes on the follies of the posh life in Los Angeles in her sharp, funny first novel....THIS ONE IS MINE is a delight." —Boston Globe
"A fresh, flamboyantly witty new voice."—Helen Fielding, author of Bridget Jones's Diary
"Maria Semple writes like a cross between Dorothy Parker and Nathaniel West. This One Is Mine is an uncompromising and trenchantly funny portrait of Los Angeles life that rings uncomfortably true."—Darren Star, creator of ?Sex and the City?
"This delightful novel gives pleasure on every page."—Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay
"Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. It is funny, carefully observed, beautifully written, very knowing and in general a real treat. Stop wondering which book to buy. Buy this one."—Merrill Markoe, author of Walking in Circles
"Maria Semple's remarkable first novel isn't just a witty, sharp-edged satire about adultery, social climbing, and the absurdities of L.A. On a deeper level, This One is Mine is a complex, unexpectedly moving story about the risks and rewards of love, in all its irrational glory."—Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children
"This is a love story with real thorns and a heroine you will weep for."—James Salter, author of Light Years and Last Night