Where'd You Go, Bernadette
'Like A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD written by Tina Fey' The hilarious, heart-warming NEW YORK TIMES bestseller. Includes Reading Group Notes.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a wonderful piece of satire that pinpoints so many of the flaws in our current society. [Semple's] writing is sharp and witty but also incredibly heart-warming. DOG EAR DISCS 20130404 It has had a strong hardback life, it's had some great reviews, now it's got to really capture the masses. I normally don't like books written in emails, journals, notes form, and had not realised this was - just as I hadn't realised Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was! This has the same feel, same contagious look, same wacky scenario (well, not quite), same relentless pull. From page one I was smitten, my dislike for emails forgotten. It is the mother/daughter relationship which is so brilliant, that and the character of Bernadette - a prize-winning architect who doesn't realise that what she needs in life is a new project Clever, witty and hugely satisfying THE BOOKSELLER 20130329 it's a very enjoyable read and the satirical look at modern life THE BOOKBAG 20130415
Maria Semple worked in Los Angeles as a television writer for 15 years, working on hit shows including ELLEN, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MAD ABOUT YOU and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. She lives in Seattle.