Lonely Brooklyn twentysomething David Gould has problems: blown work deadlines, an obsession with an Internet temptress he's never met in the flesh, and, worst of all, a hedonistic double attempting to steal his identity. Full of gripping characters, mood-altering detail, and a killer virtual soundtrack, Miss Misery is a genre-defying exploration of growing up and going out in the new century. As he rockets the reader from cyberspace to nightclub bathrooms, from the heart of New York City to the suburbs of Utah, Andy Greenwald unspools a fast-moving, funny story about the timeless need to become the main character in your own life.
Andy Greenwald is the author of Nothing Feels Good. A senior contributing writer at Spin, his writing also appears regularly in Entertainment Weekly, Blender, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, MTV Magazine, and Tracks. He has made numerous appearances on MTV, CNN, MSNBC, VH-1, BBC, and ABC Radio. He lives in Brooklyn.
"Funny, mysterious, and fresh. . . ." -- George Pelecanos, New York Times bestselling author of Drama City
"A thoroughly twenty-first-century meditation on identity, both online and off. Plus, [Greenwald] knows how to back off on zeros and ones and let real life rush to the surface in all its sloppy glory." -- Time Out New York
"[Miss Misery is] equal parts metaphysical conundrum, roman à clef, and page-turning thriller. . . . [Greenwald is] the Bret Easton Ellis of the blogosphere." -- Paste magazine
"Charming. . . . Greenwald is an appealing writer who has a way with similes and metaphors." -- Washington Post Book World