Run Catch Kiss by Amy Sohn
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"I was only twenty-two and already I was infamous..." So begins Amy Sohn's hilarious and wise debut novel, Run Catch Kiss.

When the saucy Ariel Steiner returns home to New York City to be an actress, she is buoyed by daydreams of becoming Hollywood's hottest ingenue. Nothing can stand in her way -- nothing, that is, but her freshman-fifteen pounds, a senile talent agent, and the fact that she's living back home with her parents in Brooklyn.

While waiting for the ever-elusive big break, Ariel discovers a hidden talent for channeling her erotic fantasies and becomes a sex columnist at New York's hottest downtown weekly. Soon, art and life are imitating one another, and the junkies, commitmentphobes, and other subjects of Ariel's columns are wreaking havoc on her life. But when she finally falls in love, the real Ariel must stand up. Is she a nice Jewish girl who wants to settle down or a brazen sex kitten who'd rather meet a deadline than the man of her dreams?

Sharp, savvy, and irresistible, Run Catch Kiss is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on that dangerous turn-of-the-century phenomenon: the single girl who wants it all.

About Amy Sohn

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Amy Sohn is the author of four novels. She has written articles and columns for New York magazine, The New York Times, The Nation, and Harper’s Bazaar, and television pilots for such networks as HBO, Fox, and ABC. Visit her at
Published August 7, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 262 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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At an audition for a rock musical based on Lolita (“Lolita: Rock On”), she’s asked to write her own scene for rehearsal and responds with a rather vivid monologue entitled “Vanya in My Vulva,” followed up by a piece called “Shooting Wad and Movies.” The director is impressed enough to recommend p...

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Fed up with the ""overall suck quotient"" of her summer, she submits a blow-by-blow account of her sexual frustrations to a downtown weekly paper and is instantly offered a column, entitled ""Run Catch Kiss""--a kind of ""perils of Pauline from a slacker slut perspective."" The newspaper is model...

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In this racy tale, Sohn — who writes the ''Female Trouble'' column for the New York Press — doesn't stray too far from her area of expertise as she chronicles the adventures of a winsome 22-year-old sex columnist.

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Since 1996 she has been writing a column about her own dating escapades and lively sex life, "Female Trouble," for the New York Press.

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