You or Someone Like You: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 9, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“Chandler Burr’s challenging first novel is many things: a glimpse into Hollywood culture, an argument about religious identity, a plea for the necessity of literature. This is a roman that needs no clefs.” —Washington Post

New York Magazine calls You or Someone Like You, “The highbrow humanist name-dropping book of the summer.” The remarkable first novel by Chandler Burr, the New York Times scent critic and author of The Perfect Scent, is funny, smart, and provocative—an extraordinarily ambitious work of fiction that succeeds on many different levels. It is a book David Ebershoff, (author of The 19th Wife) enthusiastically recommends “for anyone who defiantly clings to the belief that a book can change our lives.”

 

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User Review  - alexdaw - LibraryThing

I don't feel equal to the task of reviewing this book. Some may view this remark as a conceit on the book's topic. Without wishing to be too simplistic, the book is essentially about discrimination ... Read full review

YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this fiction debut, journalist Burr (The Perfect Scent, 2008, etc.) offers the tale of a movie executive's wife leading a book-discussion group.Anne Hammersmith met Howard Rosenbaum at Columbia ... Read full review

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Chandler Burr is the New York Times scent critic and author of The Perfect Scent, The Emperor of Scent, and A Separate Creation. He has written for the Atlantic and The New Yorker. He lives in New York City.

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