The Pleasure of My Company

The Pleasure of My Company

A Novel

Book - 2003
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From the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place.

Daniel resides in his Santa Monica apartment, living much of his life as a bystander: He watches from his window as the world goes by, and his only relationships seem to be with people who barely know he exists. He passes the time idly filling out contest applications, counting ceiling tiles, and estimating the wattage of light bulbs.

It is through Daniel's growing attachment to Clarissa, and to Teddy, that he finally gains the courage to begin to engage the world outside, and in doing so, he discovers love, and life, in the most surprising places.

Filled with his trademark humor, tenderness, and out and out hilarious wordplay, The Pleasure of My Company is a tour de force sure to delight all of Steve Martin's fans.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786869213
0786869216
Branch Call Number: FICTION Martin
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 22 cm

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Derek Dillion: This book is what introduced me to Steve Martin being a writer of fiction and I didn’t know what to expect when going into it. But once I finished the book I was really shocked and pleased with how he was able to tackle the subject of a debilitating mental disorder with humor, sadn... Read More »


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Jodi13
Mar 21, 2017

Steve Martin can make even mental illness funny.

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BridgettM
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

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CindyLaBrie
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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