In his brash, brilliant first novel, New York Times bestselling author Kurt Andersen casts a penetrating eye on our giddy, media-obsessed era. With a keen sense of irony and a storyteller’s grace, he weaves a tale that is at once a biting satire and a wickedly incisive portrait of marriage, family, love, and friendship.
“A superb novel.”
—Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
What’s your favorite book about the media in general?
"Kurt Andersen’s Turn of the Century. Go back and read it now and you will see that we are living in a world that Kurt anticipated. The book was prescient and so, so smart."
“Savagely subversive...a smart, funny and excruciatingly deft portrait of our age.”
—The Wall Street Journal
"It's a book that should be put in a Manhattan time capsule with the note: ''This is how we lived at the turn of the century. And yes, we really talked like that.'''
—The New York Times
"Let's get one thing out of the way. Andersen is one heck of a writer.”
—The Hartford Courant
“A blockbuster fiction debut for media insider Anders[e]n...this brilliantly conceived, keenly incisive social satire draws fresh humor out of the overhyped territory of millennial madness."