The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

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The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

By Amanda Filipacchi

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393243871, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2015

"Readers who'd like to spend a little time at the corner where a brisker Haruki Murakami meets a drier '30 Rock' would do well to seek out Filipacchi's radiantly intelligent and very funny novel." San Francisco Chronicle.

About the Author
Amanda Filipacchi is the author of three previous novels, Nude Men, Vapor, and, most recently, Love Creeps. Her writing has appeared in Best American Humor and elsewhere. She lives in New York City.

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