Read Bottom Up

Read Bottom Up Cover

Read Bottom Up

By Neel Shah; Skye Chatham

Dey Street Books, Hardcover, 9780062262134, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015


Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation online ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are seen, scrutinized, and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.

As Madeline and Elliot's relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David), you will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you ll learn a thing or two about what the other half thinks (and does) when it comes to a new romantic possibility . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.

A witty, inventive novel about a new couple's romance told entirely through their emails and texts. Us Weekly

Charming. . . . Sheds light on our digital dating habits and how they affect our happily-ever-afters. Cosmopolitan

A fun and surprisingly poignant way to tell a love story in this era of instant digital communication. . . . All too familiar for anyone who has dated in the last 10 years. Daily News (NY)

It's rare to pick up a book that perfectly captures love in the digital age, but that's exactly what Neel Shah and Skye Chatham's all-too-realistic novel succeeds in doing. Time.

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