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Sociable

(2018)
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“Extremely funny.” --Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post

An exuberant comedy of manners set in the world of digital media, Sociable is a deliciously irreverent satire about the capriciousness of internet fame, the bewildering sexual mores of online dating, the preening male ego in the workplace, and about what it means to be young, broke, dumped, and scarily good at creating viral content.


When Elinor Tomlinson moved to New York with a degree in journalism she had visions of writing witty opinion pieces, marrying her journalist boyfriend, and attending glamorous parties with famously perverted writers. Instead, Elinor finds herself nannying for two small children who speak in short, high screams, sleeping on a foam pad in a weird apartment, and attending terrible parties with Harper’s interns wearing shapeless smocks and clogs. So when Elinor is offered a job at Journalism.ly, the digital media brainchild of a Silicon Valley celebrity, she jumps at the chance. Sure, her boyfriend is writing long think pieces about the electoral college for a real website while Elinor writes lists about sneakers and people at parties give her pitying glances when she reveals her employer, but at Journalism.ly Elinor discovers her true gift: She has a preternatural ability for writing sharable content. She is an overnight viral sensation! But Elinor’s success is not without cost. Elinor’s boyfriend dumps her, two male colleagues insist on “mentoring” her, and a piece she writes about her personal life lands her on local television. Destitute, single, and consigned to move to a fifth-floor walkup, Elinor must ask herself: Is this the creative life she dreamed of? Can new love be found on Coffee Meets Bagel? And should she start wearing clogs? With wry humor and sharp intelligence that skewers everyone from grand dame newspaper columnists to content farm overlords to peacoat-wearing lit bros, Sociable is a hilarious tale of one young woman’s search for happiness.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A comedy of manners about people who have none. Harrington skewers the world of Instagram contentment, listicle factories posing as news sites, and the joys of dating – both IRL and online. Hilarious and bold, Sociable is a perfect send-up of our social media obsessed culture." - Emily Culliton

"With Sociable, Rebecca Harrington has given us a hilarious, charming, and spot-on satire of the Buzzfeed age. It's impossible not to root for Elinor as she navigates her way through work, love, and Instagram. I tore through this book in a single sitting, and so will you." - Grant Ginder

"Anybody who’s ever been young, heartbroken, overdrawn, or posted a regrettable Instagram photo—in other words, everyone, everywhere—should read this book. Rebecca Harrington demonstrates how painful it is for a millennial to be dragged, kicking and protesting, into adulthood, and then she makes you laugh. Sociable is a rare achievement." - Katherine Heiny


Used availability for Rebecca Harrington's Sociable

Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sociable: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 0-385-54282-8 / 978-0-385-54282-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sociable (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
ISBN: 0-8041-7217-X / 978-0-8041-7217-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sociable
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sociable
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sociable: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Rebecca Harrington
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA