Read Bottom Up

Read Bottom Up

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A charming novel about falling in love (or like) in the digital age--the never-before-seen full story.

Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation--online--ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.

Madeline and Elliot's relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David). The result is a brand-new kind of modern romantic comedy, in format, in content, and even in creation--the authors exchanged e-mails in real time, blind to each other's side conversations. You will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you'll learn a thing or two about how the other half approaches a new relationship . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 239 pages
  • 147.32 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Dey Street Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062262130
  • 9780062262134
  • 670,280

Review quote

"Shah and Chatham's story of an attraction between New Yorkers Madeline and Elliot--and the smartphone-facilitated ways it plays out--is smart, happy, and dead-on."--Glamour.com
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Back cover copy

Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City restaurant opening. Flirtation--online--ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins.

And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are seen, scrutinized, and interpreted by well-intentioned friends who are a mere click away.

As Madeline and Elliot's relationship unfolds through a series of thrilling, confounding, and funny exchanges with each other, and, of course, with their best friends and dubious confidants (Emily and David), you will nod in appreciation and roll your eyes in recognition; you'll learn a thing or two about what the other half thinks (and does) when it comes to a new romantic possibility . . . and you will cheer for an unexpected ending that just might restore your faith in falling in love, twenty-first-century style.

"A witty, inventive novel about a new couple's romance-- told entirely through their emails and texts."--Us Weekly

"Charming. . . . Sheds light on our digital dating habits and how they affect our happily-ever-afters." --Cosmopolitan

"A fun and surprisingly poignant way to tell a love story in this era of instant digital communication. . . . All too familiar for anyone who has dated in the last 10 years." --Daily News (NY)

"It's rare to pick up a book that perfectly captures love in the digital age, but that's exactly what Neel Shah and Skye Chatham's all-too-realistic novel succeeds in doing." --Time
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Review Text

"It's rare to pick up a book that perfectly captures love in the digital age, but that's exactly what Neel Shah and Skye Chatham's all-too-realistic novel succeeds in doing. . . . Anyone who has dated with technology will recognize themselves, or someone they've dated, in these pages." TIME
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Rating details

1,522 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 16% (238)
4 34% (519)
3 38% (573)
2 10% (154)
1 2% (38)
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