Jewish Book Festival Epilogue

HOLLYWOOD STORIES
Sunday, February 5, 7:30pm

CHRISTOPHER NOXON / Plus One – A Novel
In Conversation with SHANE FOXMAN
In the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre
$20
or phone 604-257-5111 

Co-presented with 2017 Chutzpah!PLUS

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman… and in Noxon’s telling, behind every great woman there’s a charming, deeply conflicted guy (sometimes holding a very expensive handbag). Hilarious and unflinching, Plus One is a funny, sharply observed, heartbreaking look at love, power, and happily-ever-after in Hollywood.”
— Jennifer Weiner, author of All Fall Down, The Next Best Thing, and Good in Bed
 
“A funny and smart novel about a guy with a first-world problem—a wife who’s a hugely successful TV writer and producer—and the identity crisis that goes along with it. Noxon has reimagined the Hollywood novel from a whole new perspective.” — Tom Perrotta, author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers
 
Plus One is a novel about an interfaith family set in contemporary Los Angeles. Alex Sherman Zicklin is a midlevel marketing executive raised in the hippie mountain hamlet of Ojai whose wife Figgy’s fourteenth TV pilot becomes a huge Emmy-winning hit. Overnight Alex is sucked into a mad show business vortex; he quits his job to become the family’s “domestic first responder.” Along the way he must negotiate the demands of his Jewish in-laws and his own mystic-folksinging mother.

Plus One tells the story of a caretaking support goy and his breadwinning Jewish wife and the fast-changing roles of parents and partners.
 
Christopher Noxon
is an author, journalist and illustrator. He is also the author of  Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grownup. He has written for numerous magazines and lives in Los Angeles  with his wife, television writer and producer Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange is the New Black, and their three children.