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Will You Won't You Want Me?

A Novel

Nora Zelevansky


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Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was queen bee. Now, 10 years later, she’s lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss – at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.

Praise For Will You Won't You Want Me?: A Novel

"This quick, humorous, and endearing read—new millennial chick lit—is sure to please fans of Emma McLaughlin and Emily Giffin." - Booklist

"Nora Zelevansky gets romantic in Will You Won't You Want Me," - Vanity Fair (Hot Type)

"When Marjorie Plum, once queen bee of her Manhattan prep school, is forced into a pauper life, she realizes starting at the bottom might get her to the top." - Cosmo Reads, Cosmopolitan Magazine

"We've all heard those inspiring success stories about the high school underdogs who made it big -- but what about those of us who feel our life's gone the other way round? Marjorie Plum was Queen Bee at her high school, but 10 years later, her life isn't turning out quite as she hoped. Will You Won't You Want Me? is a cute and funny novel by Elle writer Nora Zelevansky." -Emma Oulton,

“Funny, sexy, and packed with perfect poignant insight that will resonate with readers of any age. I LOVED this book and didn’t want it to end. Reading Zelevansky’s prose felt like watching 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'—Marjorie is so utterly captivating and endearing that even when she’s flailing you don’t want to miss a second of it!” - Nicola Kraus, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Nanny Diaries and Nanny Returns

Will You Won't You Want Me? achieves that rare combination of razor-sharp wit and romance - a love story that's not afraid to be smart, satirical and wise. Nora Zelevansky's mesmerizing writing captivates from page one.” —Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don't)

“Nora Zelevansky deftly explores the ups and downs of a young woman learning that the first step toward real love lies in coming to love one's true self.” —Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

"Zevelansky’s followup novel to Semi-Charmed Life is perhaps one of the most relatable reads for anyone going through a rough transition period. Her writing manages to perfectly capture the mindset of her protagonist with what occasionally appears to be thoughts that veer off topic and sudden changes in point-of-view. This perfectly mirrors how quickly someone who doesn’t quite have it all figured out changes their mind about the different elements of their life. This only enriches the novel more, and instead of turning away, readers will find themselves continually turning the pages instead." - Romantic Times

I'm so excited for this book to be published and finally available for everyone to enjoy. Please, please, please. Don't pass this one up. I loved it so much that I'm already looking forward to getting a physical copy just so I can have it within arm’s reach whenever I feel like re-reading it. And so that I can hug it. Seriously." - Audrey's Bookcase blog

"Zelevansky writes a captivating and mesmerizing story full of hope, love, and a surprisingly refreshing heroine to look up to. Overall, this is one book you should definitely put on your list of books to read next. The characters are well developed, real, one hundred percent authentic. I can't wait to read more from the author!" - The Lovely Books

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250001276, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

About the Author

NORA ZELEVANSKY is the author of Will You Won't You Want Me? and Semi-Charmed Life. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, T Magazine (The New York Times), Town & Country, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, among others. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.