Posted By trish on July 12, 2011
• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (August 9, 2011)
Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day.
The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious archnemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety.
Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.)Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way.
Matthew Norman is an advertising copywriter. He lives with his wife and daughter in Baltimore. Domestic Violets is his first novel.
Matthew’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 9: Rundpinne
Tuesday, August 9: Like Fire
Wednesday, August 10: Life In Review
Thursday, August 11: BookNAround
Friday, August 12: The House of the Seven Tails
Monday, August 15: Colloquium
Tuesday, August 16: Raging Bibliomania
Wednesday, August 17: Book Chatter
Thursday, August 18: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Monday, August 22: The Bodacious Pen
Tuesday, August 23: Write Meg
Wednesday, August 24: I’m Booking It
Thursday, August 25: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, August 26: Iwriteinbooks’s blog
Monday, August 29: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, August 30: My Life in Not So Many Words
Thursday, September 1: That’s What She Read