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Me Times Three
Me Times Three


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Alex Witchel, a Style reporter for the New York Times, is the author of Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish and Other Facts of Family Life. She lives in New York City with her husband, Frank Rich.

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Everything’s going right for Sandra Berlin.

She is living in Manhattan, climbing the editorial ladder at ultra-chic fashion magazine Jolie!, and she’s just become engaged to Bucky Ross, her high-school sweetheart. Bucky’s her knight in shining WASP armor, a successful ad executive and a descendant of Betsy Ross, and their future promises a life of comfortable suburban bliss: the Tudor mansion, the beautiful children, the country club.

And then, three weeks later, at a party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sandy meets Bucky’s other fiancée.

Who tells her about Bucky’s third fiancée.

Which begins Sandy’s journey through the unfamiliar world of heartbreak and betrayal—and the most excruciating blind dates in the history of singledom. As she tries to piece her life back together, she relies on the common sense and compassion of her best friend, Paul—a rising young film agent, gorgeous, gay, and moneyed—to keep her sane. But even Paul has his secrets, and soon Sandy is forced, on her own, to reexamine her past and, more important, what she wants for her future.

Me Times Three is comic and tender, outrageous and wise—a shrewd, dead-on portrait of a certain slice of New York life. It’s a story about wished-for ideals versus hard realities, about being who you are versus the desire to fit in, and, finally, about how love can surprise us in the most unexpected ways.

"Witchel's hilarious debut novel. . . It's a smarter, meatier Bridget Jones' Diary that you'll read in one sitting."

--Cindy Adams

"Me Times Three is witty and wise, an irresistible dissection of love in the city."
--Joan Didion

"A funny and moving coming of age story that is an important recollection of a specific time in this city. It's a very real tale about trying to be somebody--about who you are, who you pretend to be and who you really want to be. It doesn't matter how old you are; if you're single, it's the truth. I loved it."
--Sarah Jessica Parker

"Alex Witchel is both a very smart and witty writer. Me Times Three is a fresh and insightful romantic novel with a great heart. Ms. Witchel, with her keen observation and irony, redefines the world of single career women in Manhattan and finds compassion, dignity, and great humor. This is a novel of elegant skill and comic depth."
--Wendy Wasserstein, author of Shiksa Goddess