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The Pleasure of My Company

By Steve Martin

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ISBN 10: 0786888016
176 pages

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.


“Sometimes living day-to-day can be heroic, as it is in this subtle, gentle book — a quietly wonderful delight.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “Moments of hilarity, and Martin’s gift for comedic metaphor is uniquely his own.” —New York Times Book Review “A sweet, symmetrical story of love and ?the quiet heart.'” —Entertainment Weekly “One of the most enjoyable books of the year.” —Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News “A charmingly funny and touchingly wistful story . . . [Martin] makes this flawed man believable and sympathetic, endearing even when exasperating.” –Carole Goldberg, Oakland Tribune “A complex mix of wit, poignancy, and Martin’s clear, great affection for his characters.” —Publishers Weekly “Martin’s trademark humor is guaranteed to have readers laughing hard.” –Kristine Huntley, Booklist “His [Martin’s] gifts for subtlety and slyness compare to those of the finest comic novelists.” —People “A genuinely funny and surprisingly touching tale. As compassionate as it is funny.” —Kirkus Review “Martin’s characters are sweet, sad, and gently oddballs . . . [He] is adept at painting vivid metaphors . . . a pleasure to read.” —Library Journal

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