A Double Life
By Jennie Erdal
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400079551, 270pp.
Publication Date: July 11, 2006
“An astonishing, very fun true story.” —Chicago Tribune
“A delight. . . . Erdal is discerning about her motives for ghosting--money, a compulsion to please, and a cloistered Scottish Presbyterian childhood that made the ‘irony and absurdity’ of her job seem not just tolerable but glamorous.” —The New Yorker
"Wonderful. . . . It is also uncommonly wise in the ways of writing" —San Francisco Chronicle
“Along with thoughtful and illuminating reflections on language, writing, and the emotional costs of lying . . . [Ghosting is] filled with poignantly hilarious scenes in which Erdal and her boss, attempting to pursue a common goal from utterly divergent sensibilities, try to reach a meeting of the minds”-—The Los Angeles Times