• Paperback: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (February 7, 2012)
When fifteen-year-old Jake Bergamot receives—and then forwards to a friend—a sexually explicit video that an eighth-grade admirer sent to him, the video goes viral within hours. The scandal that ensues threatens to shatter his family’s sense of security and identity—and, ultimately, their happiness. This Beautiful Life is a devastating, clear-eyed portrait of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the choices we make in the name of love.
Helen Schulman is the author of the novels A Day at the Beach, P.S., The Revisionist, and Out of Time, as well as the short story collection Not a Free Show. An associate professor of writing at The New School, she lives in New York City.
Helen’s Tour Stops
Thursday, February 9th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, February 15th: A Soul Unsung
Thursday, February 16th: Luxury Reading
Friday, February 17th: There’s A Book
Monday, February 20th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, February 21st: Everyday I Write the Book
Wednesday, February 22nd: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Tuesday, February 28th: The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Wednesday, February 29th: Book Hooked Blog
Monday, March 5th: Veronica M.D.
Monday, March 5th: Reviews By Lola
Tuesday, March 6th: Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, March 7th: The Book Bag
Thursday, March 8th: Suko’s Notebook – review
Friday, March 9th: Suko’s Notebook – author interview
Friday, March 9th: Stiletto Storytime
Tuesday, March 13th: “That’s Swell!”
Tuesday, March 13th: Book Journey