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About the Author
Nicole Kronzer is a former professional actor and improvisor who now teaches English and creative writing. She loves to knit and run (usually not at the same time) and has named all the plants in her classroom. She lives with her family in Minneapolis. Visit her online at nicolekronzer.com.
“A truly special book, written at exactly the right time.”
— Printz Award winner Nina LaCour
“Smart, funny, and completely riveting. Nicole Kronzer fearlessly dives into the misogyny of the comedy world to tell a profound story of a sharp, talented girl thwarted at every turn by a patriarchal institution that makes no space for her. A powerful and necessary read for all genders.”
— Lance Rubin, author of Crying Laughing and Denton Little's Deathdate
"This is a well written story that provides insight into the development of an abusive, narcissistic relationship and the power of standing up for yourself."
— School Library Connection
"Kronzer skillfully brings to life the improv setting. The characters are authentic and friendships seem real. . . The humor of improvisation does not detract from the powerful messages of consent and gender equality, but rather adds some lighthearted moments to a serious plot."
— School Library Journal
"Strong character development and exploration of timely topics make this novel shine..."
"Kronzer deftly combines what it means to be a female in comedy with a story of contemporary resonance that evokes the #MeToo movement."
"Kronzer excels at balancing humor with difficult subjects, portraying sexism and toxic masculinity in comedy with appropriate gravity while celebrating positive, healthy relationships and growth through active choices."
— Publishers Weekly