The Pleasure of My Company
Steve Martin's "gifts for subtlety and slyness compare to those of the finest comic novelists" (People) and his latest New York Times bestseller -- a witty and tender tour de force -- is now in paperback!Shopgirl revealed the novelist in Steve Martin -- witty, tender, intelligent, and passionate... show more
Steve Martin's "gifts for subtlety and slyness compare to those of the finest comic novelists" (People) and his latest New York Times bestseller -- a witty and tender tour de force -- is now in paperback!Shopgirl revealed the novelist in Steve Martin -- witty, tender, intelligent, and passionate about his craft. And with the successful publication of The Pleasure of My Company, his reputation as one of our most gifted writers has been confirmed. Here, the reader is introduced to Daniel Pecan Cambridge, whose life is full and rich -- but only within the confines of his Santa Monica apartment. Daniel's pathological obsession with street curbs and gas station attendants wearing blue hats may prevent him from venturing into the world outside of his window, but not from pursuing romance in his own peculiar way.Meticulously constructed, laugh-out-loud funny, and brilliantly inventive, Steve Martin's chronicle of a modern-day neurotic yearning to break free has touched more than 200,000 readers. Now in paperback, thousands more can have the pleasure of discovering his most delightful novel to date.
Publish date: October 6th 2004
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Daniel Pecan Cambridge, 30, 35, 38, or 27, depending on how he feels that day, is a young man whose life is rich and full, provided he never leaves his Santa Monica apartment. After all, outside there are 8-inch-high curbs and there's always the horrible chance he might see a gas station attendant w...
an easy, quirky read with some chuckles. like many books, it's about loneliness. the main character has many issues (mostly related to ocd) that keep himself isolated in himself. while it starts out a little hard for the reader to like him, over the course of a very short book he grows on you. e...
Enjoyable novella. Only complaint I have is that the ending was wrapped up a little too quickly.
Martin’s writing is so inspiring and well composed that I can’t help but recommend it. Take your time with this book, it is not a novel to be flippantly read. .. please read the full review at: http://tipsyreader.com/books/reviews/book-review-the-pleasure-of-my-company/
Not as good as Shopgirl but it was interesting nonetheless. The audio book is read by the author, which is always interesting, but it's always better when it's Steve Martin. A very different read. Daniel is a quirky dude. But all's well that ends well, and this one does. Not very predictable because...