Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel ⁁ Hardcover Read @Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel For Free ⁗ Kindle Ebook By Maria Semple ₎ Comedy heaven This divinely funny, many faceted novelleaves convention behind Instead, it plays to Ms Semple s strengths as someone who can practice ventriloquism in many voices, skip over the mundane and utterly refute the notion that mixed media fiction is bloggy, slack or lazy The tightly constructed WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is written in many formats e mails, letters, F.B.I documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and even an emergency room bill for a run in between Bernadette and Audrey Yet these pieces are strung together so wittily that Ms Semple s storytelling is always front and center, in sharp focus You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information But you would have to stop laughing first Janet Maslin, The New York TimesYou don t have to know Seattle to get Maria Semple s broadly satirical novel Underlying the nontraditional narrative are insights into the cost of thwarted creativity and the power of mother daughter bonds, although a reader may be having too much fun to notice O, The Oprah MagazineDelightfully droll Semplecuts a wry slice of a life one that s populated by private school helicopter parents, obsessively eco conscious neighbors, and green juice swilling, TED talking husbands and one that s sharp enough to make us feel slightly relieved about not having to live anywhere quite so bucolic Megan O Grady, VogueThe characters in Where d You Go, Bernadette may be in real emotional pain, but Semple has the wit and perspective and imagination to make their story hilarious I tore through this book with heedless pleasure Jonathan Franzen, author of FreedomThere s a lot to like in Semple s charming novel, including the vivacious humor and the lesson that when creative forces like Bernadette stop creating, they become a menace to society Even appealing is the mutually adoring mother daughter relationship at its warm heart Heller McAlpin, NPRIn her second novelSemple pieces together a modern day comic caper full of heart and ingenuity.a compelling composite of a woman s life and the way she s viewed by the many people who share it As expected from a writer who has written episodes of Arrested Development, the nuances of mundane interactions are brilliantly captured, and the overarching mystery deepens with each page, until the thoroughly satisfying dnouement Publisher s Weekly Starred Review A comedic delight Family CircleAgoraphobia and Antarctica are among the elements in Maria Semple s terrific novel ParadeSemple s affecting characters, not necessarily nice humor and surprising plot twists make this novel an enchanting ride Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles TimesWarm, dark, sad, funny and a little bit screwball This is an inventive and very funny novel that gets bonus points for transcending form Susan Coll, The Washington Post A cracklingly smart family dramedy I was stunned and transported by this extraordinarily powerful and intelligent novel Lev Grossman, TimeBrilliant, hilarious, endlessly inventive, and compulsively readable, WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE grabs you by the collar and never lets go Semple is not only a masterful juggler, and an astute social critic, she is a magician Jonathan Evison, author of West of HereA funny, quirky and wildly entertaining read Ladies Home JournalWHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a pure pleasure Semple s light touch and glittering prose keep things aloft Kate Tuttle, The Boston GlobeFull of endearing moments and sublime satire, WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is divinely funny literature The WeekIt was only a matter of time before Maria Semple turned her hilariously wicked, razor sharp, acid etched humor loose on Seattle, and set her impeccable laser sights on the heart of Microsoft At times a tears to your eyes laugher that skewers my own home town and quite possibly my own mother , WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is also a compassionate look at family dysfunction, the paralysis of genius, and good old fashioned parental love Cleverly constructed and brilliantly executed, Semple has driven this one home with great authority, and has proven, once again, that she ranks among contemporary literature s finest satirists Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the RainFind your patron saint of fed up ed ness in our fave summer read, WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE You ll laugh your pants off, and love the takeaway that a life gone off the rails can propel you in a bright new direction RedbookIf you read only one book this summer about an agoraphobic mother and her broken promise to take her daughter Bee on a trip to Antarctica, make it this one Semple writes like an oversized plume, finding all your tickle spots with ease Holley Simmons, Washington Post ExpressA smart, caperish, very contemporary novel about marriage, s and family life by an observer who knows the cultural landscape Jeffrey Ann Goudie, The Kansas City StarAchingly funny and perfectly timed.Semple has a big heart, and possess that rare ability to skewer, dissect and empathize with her targets, all at the same time.Read BERNADETTE, laugh loud and long, then take a good look in the mirror Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle TimesA delightfully funny book, that constantly catches one by surprise, WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE combines a shrewdly observed portrait of Seattle life with, of all things, a mysterious disappearance in Antarctica A pleasure Matthew Kneale, author of When We Were RomansIf you re not taking a vacation this summer, a dive into Semple s comedic melting pot of family dysfunction, hyperactive parenting, and mental unraveling offers a hilarious escape You ll find yourself rooting for the runaway parent in a narrative that is dark, funny, and completely human Tanya Jensen, Los Angeles ConfidentialSharp and funny, a literary page turner Susannah Cahalan, New York PostSemplehas the feel for family strife of a born literary novelist, but she retains the comedic sensibility of a screen writer which is to say that the book is actually laugh out loud funny, rather than humorous And don t let the hilarity of the first third of the book fool you into thinking that this is a light farce by the last page, Semple, in addition to skewering helicopter parents with satire so deft that it could pass for truth, touches on religion, class, and what we owe to those we love Nicholas Mancusi, The Daily BeastAn uproarious comedy of manners Mark Haddon, PeopleThis brilliant satire think Portlandia, set in Seattle is inventive and wickedly funny Whole LivingWith a sure feel for the screwball and the slapstick, Maria Semple deliciously sends up the privileged, overachieving, PC world of Emerald City WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a crazy quilt of an epistolary novel, utterly contemporary yet pleasingly old fashioned, and always light and witty Stewart O Nan, author of The OddsSemple s snappy writing and spot on humor make this one of the funniest beach reads of the summer Meganne Fabrega, Minneapolis Star Tribune A high energy, often hilarious epistolary novel Brangien Davis, Seattle MagazineA smart, intelligent, nuanced tale whose characters will stick with you long after you finish the last page Karen M Thomas, The Dallas Morning NewsJonathan Franzen endorsed itand we weren t aware that he liked anything, so we felt inclined to pick it up We now see why he enjoyed it so much Zo Triska, Huffington PostSemple is the novelist of the moment a Ben Fountain for the latte set.outrageously funny and deceptively deep, BERNADETTE is a rewarding read Tucker Shaw, The Denver PostWith its big heart set on acceptance, BERNADETTE feels something like coming home Paul Constant, The StrangerA shrewd yet compassionate portrait of family dysfunction and the volatility of genius in laugh out loud, irresistibly high spirited prose WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE takes readers on an original and movingly imaginative adventure Catherine Straut, ElleSemple s ear for satirizing this world is sharp and scathingly funny she could probably turn her novel into a stand up act Stewart Oksenhorn, The Aspen TimesSemple, once a writer for Arrested Development, picks apart the mundane interactions of everyday life with a hilarious hand, and you re sure to be as swept up in this witty, inventive mystery as we were Emily Temple, FlavorpillWHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is fresh and funny and accomplished, but the best thing about it was that I never had any idea what was going to happen next It was a wild ride Kate Atkinson, author of Case Histories and Started Early, Took My DogMaria Semple dissects the gory complexities of familial dysfunction with a deft and tender hand WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is a triumph of social observation and black comedy by a skillful chronicler of moneyed malaise Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers An engrossing and whip smart modern epistolary novel Stephan Lee, Entertainment WeeklySemple paints each character with depth and tenderness while keeping the tone upbeat no easy feat for a novel about a mother who pulls a disappearing act Korina Lopez, USA Today A romp of a novel Semplenail s Seattle s idiosyncrasies in wickedly funny send ups Barbara Lloyd McMichael, The Bellingham HeraldUtterly delightful.Semple used to write for the revered cult hit Arrested Development, and she brings plenty of squirming comedy to the novel, which manages to be that rare good read that actually makes you feel good at the end Her send up of Seattle is hilarious, with its Victims Against Victimhood support groups, moms offering organic gardeners swiss chard in lieu of payment, and teachers who are so PC that fourth graders are expected to seriously debate the pros and cons of the Chinese occupation of Tibet But the heart of the book belongs to Bee, who, as an admissions counselor puts it, tests off the charts for grit and poise and her mother, who, for all her neuroses, did a bang up job of turning out one terrific kid Yvonne Zipp, Christian Science MonitorA touching and hilarious portrait of the anxiety producing, high powered Seattle lifestyle of a somewhat eccentric family of three and their dog Ice Cream This is a great read, well written and populated by characters you care about deeply Ruth Freeman, The Norwalk CitizenStands to become a cult favorite Like Jane Austen who set the gold standard for social satire Semple s most ridiculous characters are convinced that they re the normal ones, and it s wonderful fun to watch as they behave abominably, believing themselves blameless Semple has a keen ear for the nuances of different voices, and it s a joy to get to know these people Bernadette ismarvelous Her rants read like the best comedy routines It s the rare book that actually deserves the term laugh out loud funny, but I found myself reading passages from almost every page to anyone who would listen, even as I could barely articulate the words through my own laughter Malena Watrous, San Francisco ChronicleIntertwined with the funny stuff is the heartfelt story of a personal crisis of a creative talent who s slipped off the rails Bernadette s journey is fresh, funny, and thought provoking Anne Payne, The Florida Times UnionComic lines andfast paced events Nan Willard Cappo, The Pittsburgh Post GazetteI don t even know where to begin with how fantastic it is I ate up the Microsoft obsessed setting and the fabulous, mad but not really Bernadette Go, get it, thank me later Megan Angelo, Glamour.comIf wacky, anxiety prone geniuses are some of your favorite people, then pick up Maria Semple s WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE to add Bernadette Fox and her family to your list of hilarious companions Bernadette and company don t mind cursing, so if you do, please be warned But if not, then you ve got a stamped passport to Semple s expertly crafted and rollicking, laugh till you cry adventure that will have you tearing through the pages to find out if Bernadette is gone for good Dawn Andrus Paine, Daily Herald Utah Well plotted and masterfully satirical WHERE D YOU GO, BERNADETTE is really, really funny, and not in the usual way that suggests the author is trying to be funny to cover up their deficiencies in plot or styling As it turns out, Maria Semple is both a good writer and a funny writer, but she prefers to be the latter Janet Potter, The MillionsSublime Frank Bruni, on his blog for The New York TimesWith only her second book, TV writer turned novelist Maria Semple has won rave reviews with a withering, but ultimately affectionate satire of Seattle s privileged set Chris Michaud, ReutersIf Gillian Flynn s Gone Girl represented the dark heart of the summer literature, Maria Semple sBERNADETTE embodies the sunnier, funnier side Semple has a flair for satire and screwball jinks, and she has produced a great gift to avid readers a book that you never want to finish reading Connie Ogle, The Miami HeraldAn epistolary novel for the twenty first century Paced like a beach read, BERNADETTE has a scathing wit and a casual storytelling style that pulls the reader in and forces her to listen Capital Times blogOne of the funniest stories you can read this year Donna Liquori, The Albany Times UnionA powerful mosaic of mental illness, artistic temperament, and family melodrama Semple s background in television and comedy provide s the foundation for this subversively funny novel and its all too rare blend of humor and heart In a time when everything is a version of something else, how extraordinary and exciting to read a novel that subverts conventions to create an experience that feels so fresh Jeremy Medina, The L MagazineThis book is hysterical, kind of wacky, and utterly original Entertainment Weekly s The BullseyeOne of the big burst of oxygen books this year clever and inventive but also genuine and heartfelt Gillian Flynn for The New York Times Inside the ListSemple s epistolary novel satirizes Seattle, Microsoft, helicopter parents, the elite, and the overeducated while revealing truths about family, genius, ambition, and resilience Gillian Flynn, GQ A clever story of family dysfunction DailycandyMarketed as a beach read, give this to your soccer moms who have come to the realization that maybe they aren t all that With a Tiffany blue cover, it s wrapped perfectly Michelle Will, The Kitsap SunA quirky comic masterpieceabout an irresistibly precocious teen and her awesomely agoraphobic mom BERNADETTE is an ingenious, enjoyable, continually surprising farce David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia InquirerIn appearance, this may be the perfect beach read to go with your retro bikini Inside the cover, Semple s novel is funny, suspenseful, multi faceted, multi media, and sad, too spot on social commentary Jen Doll, The Atlantic WireUnputdownable Sumana Ghosh Witherspoon, Parents.comA hilarious, nasty, heartfelt satire about parenting, privilege, genius, resilience and life in Seattle Gillian Flynn on TodayIt s the first epistolary novel I ve ever loved, and sharp as hell Emma Straub for SalonFew novels will make you laugh aloud the way Semple s satiric take on a disintegrating Seattle family does The Charlotte ObserverStunningly astute Beyond its ethnographic value as a snapshot of the underlying hypocrisies of the way the top five percent lives now, WYGB delivers at least one knowing chuckle per page in an innovative structure worthy of its own TED Talk Christina Spines, Word This funny and heartfelt novel has it all love, mystery, infidelity, and humor The complications of human life are on full display and examined with absurdity Laura Anderson, BLOGCRITICS.ORGTart and searingly funny Jessica Grose, Fast CompanyClever, witty and laugh out loud funny And that s a rare and wonderful thing The Minneapolis Star TribuneThe romp that ensues throughout Semple s sopho novel is cleverly crafted, and allows the reader to develop strong ties to the author s masterfully drawn and quirky characters Shelly Walston, The Wichita EagleDelicious, funny, irreverent, and smart Minnesota ReadsReally, really funny A novel of refuge if you find yourself, like Bernadette, bogged down by the peskiness of privilege Stacey Pavlick, Spectrum CultureFast paced and compulsively readableand beneath its nimble storytelling is a resonant exploration of a mother and daughter s unbreakable bond Elliott Holt, The Morning News Tournament of BooksMaria Semple brings her A game Chicago NowA lovely story of a creative lull Jessa Crispin, Architect MagazineSeriously funny and clever In Touch WeeklyWildly creative Jennifer Haupt, Psychology TodayA tremendously entertaining work of social satire combined with a mystery that kept me wondering what would happen next right up to the end Boing Boing A dazzling satire One of 2012 s most hilarious books The Brooklyn EagleA truly inventive mother daughter story full of offbeat characters, clever humor and drama both intrapersonal and interpersonal Laura Pearson, Time Out ChicagoSmart and entertaining Ihsan Taylor, New York Times Book ReviewTo say this book is quirky would be something of an understatement It is also very funny, snarky, smart, occasionally confusing, and cleverly constructed Aspen Daily NewsFunniest book since the invention of the printing press Gary Shteyngart for Entertainment WeeklyThe characters in Where d You Go, Bernadette may be in real emotional pain, but Semple has the wit and perspective and imagination to make their story hilarious I tore through this book with heedless pleasure Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom Brilliant, hilarious, endlessly inventive, and compulsively readable, Where d You Go, Bernadette grabs you by the collar and never lets go Semple is not only a masterful juggler, and an astute social critic, she is a magician Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here A delightfully funny book, that constantly catches one by surprise, Where d You Go, Bernadette combines a shrewdly observed portrait of Seattle life with, of all things, a mysterious disappearance in Antarctica A pleasure Matthew Kneale, author of When We Were Romans It was only a matter of time before Maria Semple turned her hilariously wicked, razor sharp, acid etched humor loose on Seattle, and set her impeccable laser sights on the heart of Microsoft At times a tears to your eyes laugher that skewers my own home town and quite possibly my own mother , Where d You Go, Bernadette is also a compassionate look at family dysfunction, the paralysis of genius, and good old fashioned parental love Cleverly constructed and brilliantly executed, Semple has driven this one home with great authority, and has proven, once again, that she ranks among contemporary literature s finest satirists Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain With a sure feel for the screwball and the slapstick, Maria Semple deliciously sends up the privileged, overachieving, PC world of Emerald City Where d You Go, Bernadette is a crazy quilt of an epistolary novel, utterly contemporary yet pleasingly old fashioned, and always light and witty Stewart O Nan, author of The Odds Where d You Go, Bernadette is fresh and funny and accomplished, but the best thing about it was that I never had any idea what was going to happen next It was a wild ride Kate Atkinson, author of Case Histories and Started Early, Took My Dog Maria Semple dissects the gory complexities of familial dysfunction with a deft and tender hand Where d You Go, Bernadette is a triumph of social observation and black comedy by a skillful chronicler of moneyed malaise Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers In her second novelSemple pieces together a modern day comic caper full of heart and ingenuity.a compelling composite of a woman s life and the way she s viewed by the many people who share it As expected from a writer who has written episodes of Arrested Development, the nuances of mundane interactions are brilliantly captured, and the overarching mystery deepens with each page, until the thoroughly satisfying dnouement Publisher s Weekly Starred Review Semple s snappy writing and spot on humor make this one of the funniest beach reads of the summer Meganne Fabrega, Minneapolis Star Tribune A high energy, often hilarious epistolary novel Brangien Davis, Seattle Magazine If you read only one book this summer about an agoraphobic mother and her broken promise to take her daughter Bee on a trip to Antarctica, make it this one.Semple writes like an oversized plume, finding all your tickle spots with ease Holley Simmons, Washington Post Express An uproarious comedy of manners People Magazine Where d You Go, Bernadette A Novel Kindle Where Kindle edition by Maria Semple Download it once and read on your device, PC, phones or tablets Use Semple, When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, 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  • Hardcover
  • 335 pages
  • B006L8942U
  • Maria Semple
  • English
  • 27 March 2017