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Let's Not Do That Again

Let's Not Do That Again

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Author: Grant Ginder

ISBN: 9781250243782

Tags: Gay, Fiction

"Hilarious, suspenseful, and whip smart."
—Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Meet the Harrisons!
A mother running for Senate, a son running from his problems, and a daughter running straight into trouble...

From Grant Ginder, the author of The People We Hate at the Wedding, comes a poignant, funny, and slyly beguiling novel which proves that, like democracy, family is a messy and fragile thing —perfect for fans of Veep’s biting humor, the family drama of Succession, and the joys of Kevin Wilson’s Nothing to See Here.

Nancy Harrison is running for Senate, and she’s going to win, goddamnit. Not that that’s her slogan, although it could be. She’s said all the right things. Passed all the right legislation. Chapped her lips kissing babies. There’s just one problem: her grown children.

Greta and Nick Harrison are adrift. Nick is floundering in his attempts to write a musical about the life of Joan Didion (called Hello to All That!). And then there’s his little sister Greta. Smart, pretty, and completely unmotivated, allowing her life to pass her by like the shoppers at the Apple store where she works.

One morning the world wakes up not to Nancy making headlines, but her daughter, Greta. She’s in Paris. With extremist protestors. Throwing a bottle of champagne through a beloved bistro’s front window. In order to save her campaign, not to mention her daughter, Nancy and Nick must find Greta before it’s too late.

Smart, funny, and surprisingly tender, Let's Not Do That Again shows that family, like politics, can hurt like a mother.

Named one of the "20 Most Anticipated Books of 2022" by Entertainment Weekly
Named one of Bloomberg’s "10 Most-Compelling Books for Spring"
Named one of TODAY's "Best Beach Read of All Time"
Named one of The Washington Post's "13 Feel-Good Books to Brighten Your Summer"
Named one of Electric Lit’s "Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books of 2022"
Named one of Kirkus' "11 Guaranteed Page Turners"
Named one of's "LGBTQ Must-Reads for Pride Month"
April 2022 Indie Next Pick

“Nominally about politics [Let's Not Do That Again is] a skittering satire about a fissured nuclear family that could be transposed to almost any other power industry. . . . A caper populated by urban elites. I can’t think of anyone in recent years who has lampooned that cohort . . . so freshly and efficiently as Ginder. In a world increasingly starved for good dialogue, Ginder’s is bountiful and crackling, like the screwball comedies of yore. . . . A charmingly subversive treat.
The New York Times

“Terrifically sharp...A combination of family drama and political satire....that skewers society and its main characters, but still manages to maintain sufficient affection for all involved for the reader to care about their fates. Satires like Ginder’s that retain a warmth and perhaps just enough of a spirit of farce can point out the wounds without hurting too badly.”
Chicago Tribune

“If you long for the days of Veep, look for the same dysfunctional family dynamics and political misadventures in Ginder’s latest novel. A delicious satire that’s excellent escapism.”
—The Washington Post

“This bighearted family comedy shines.”

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