I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

By Courtney Maum

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781476764559, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Description
In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which "The Wall Street Journal "hailed as funny and soulful immediately appealing, a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?
Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, thirty-four-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to a famous cutlery designer to appreciate his fortune.
But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne when they were first married and deeply in love has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he's still the man she once loved.
Skillfully balancing biting wit with a deep emotional undercurrent, this charming and engrossing portrait of one man's midlife crisis ("Elle") creates the perfect picture of an imperfect family and a heartfelt exploration of marriage, love, and fidelity.


About the Author
Courtney Maum graduated from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature. She then lived in France for five years where she worked as a party promoter for Corona Extra, which had everything to do with getting a Visa, and nothing to do with her degree. Today, Maum splits her time between the Berkshires, New York City, and Paris, working as a creative brand strategist, corporate namer, and humor columnist. Visit her at CourtneyMaum.Tumblr.comor on Twitter @CMaum.