This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life

By Helen Schulman

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062024398, 222pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012


When fifteen-year-old Jake Bergamot receivesand then forwards to a frienda sexually explicit video that an eighth-grade admirer sent to him, the video goes viral within hours. The scandal that ensues threatens to shatter his familys sense of security and identityand, ultimately, their happiness. This Beautiful Life is a devastating, clear-eyed portrait of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the choices we make in the name of love.

About the Author
Helen Schulman is the author of the novels A Day at the Beach, P.S., The Revisionist, and Out of Time, as well as the short story collection Not a Free Show. An associate professor of writing at The New School, she lives in New York City.