The Pleasure of My Company

The Pleasure of My Company

A Novella

Book - 2003
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Steve Martin's "gifts for subtlety and slyness compare to those of the finest comic novelists" (People) and his latest New York Times bestseller--a witty and tender tour de force--is now in paperback!

Shopgirl revealed the novelist in Steve Martin--witty, tender, intelligent, and passionate about his craft. And with the successful publication of The Pleasure of My Company, his reputation as one of our most gifted writers has been confirmed. Here, the reader is introduced to Daniel Pecan Cambridge, whose life is full and rich--but only within the confines of his Santa Monica apartment. Daniel's pathological obsession with street curbs and gas station attendants wearing blue hats may prevent him from venturing into the world outside of his window, but not from pursuing romance in his own peculiar way.

Meticulously constructed, laugh-out-loud funny, and brilliantly inventive, Steve Martin's chronicle of a modern-day neurotic yearning to break free has touched more than 200,000 readers. Now in paperback, thousands more can have the pleasure of discovering his most delightful novel to date.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2003.
ISBN: 9780786888016
Characteristics: 163 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jan 24, 2018

One of the funniest books I've ever read.

Mar 21, 2017

Steve Martin can make even mental illness funny.

Feb 26, 2017

If you require further proof that Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) is a genius, read this little gem of a novel. I've read it multiple times, and it still makes me laugh and cry. It has a lot of heart.

rferiozzi Aug 26, 2014

tender, in the best kind of way

Nov 18, 2012

Easy to read, sweet and charming and funny and moving. I just love Steve Martin's writing. Very enjoyable book - quite as entertaining as Shopgirl but in a different way. Recommended for anyone looking for quick quirky happiness.

Nov 30, 2007

This is a wonderful, though unusual, book. It is extremely well written and engaging. I highly recommend it.

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