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Stay Up With Hugo Best: A hilarious novel to cheer the January blues

Erin Somers

6 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A hilarious, razor sharp and poignant story for the #metoo age, about a 29-year-old comedy writer, an ageing chat show host and the weekend they spend together

June Bloom is twenty-nine, broke, and an aspiring comedy writer.

Hugo Best is a beloved late-night chat show host - and notorious womaniser - who invites her to his mansion for Memorial Day Weekend.

This is the story of their four days together, a 'zippy... magnificent... devilishly fun ride' Vogue

Charting the four days June and TV icon Hugo Best spend together, Stay Up with Hugo Best is both a smart and timely exploration of sexual politics in the #MeToo age, and the hilarious and poignant story of one young woman's stumble into adulthood.

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Praise for Stay Up With Hugo Best: A hilarious novel to cheer the January blues

  • 'Magnificent...a devilishly fun ride' - Vogue

  • 'I was honestly surprised to find so many funny one-liners... Erin Somers is a clear-eyed and clever young talent who has mastered the special art of dissection with affection' - Carl Hiaasen

  • 'Our whole culture desperately needs Stay Up with Hugo Best. A book so relevant, and yet so incredibly funny' - Gary Shteyngart

  • 'On the surface, Somers' debut is light and breezy, but the narrative is deft, controlled, and deadly smart... An outstanding comedic debut' - Kirkus Reviews

  • 'Incisive, funny, and tinged with melancholy, the timely novel follows two lost but clever souls desperate for connection' - Entertainment Weekly

  • 'This is a winning debut' - Publishers Weekly

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