Not that it's merely our great pleasure, though it's certainly that, but we greatly appreciate it too. A lot. Excerpt? Cool.
"You Can Make Him Like You is such a cool, pop-culture-infused
Chicago novel. It’s 2008, Obama versus McCain, and Chicago is “the
center of the universe” for this brief period of time. There’s The Billy
Goat Tavern and Mike Royko, Kyle Orton and Carlos Zambrano, Castaways
and Mothers and Five Faces and Metro and Oprah, of course. And within
that Chicago world, Tanzer resurrects Sister Hazel and Chumbawamba and
TiVo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua and The Bachelorette with DeAnna. Then
there’s Keith, most importantly, who’s struggling with his fears of
impending fatherhood, monogamy, and facing his own childhood demons.
Keith trying to become “anti-Keith,” the universal struggle we all face
at some point, don’t we? To be better people, and finding it easier said
than done. Tanzer has the gift of writing characters who are believable
and flawed. Characters you feel like you know, feel like you’ve known
for years in fact, that you may talk shit about with your spouse or
other friends, but still love nonetheless and will always love."