American Housewife: Stories

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE: STORIES has received high praise from critics nationwide. Most of the hilarious scenes take place in New York City, but one of the must-read-first pieces is The Southern Lady Code. It's difficult to pick and choose from these gems, but may we suggest you start with The Wainscoting War


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Helen Ellis on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in January, 2016 by Doubleday Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


HELEN ELLIS (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is one of America's best writers of hurt-your-tummy-laugh-out-loud funny books, but also one of the slowest. She took fifteen years to come up with American Housewife, after we hosted her first farce on college sorority life, Eating the Cheshire Cat. In between and still, she is a successful high stakes tournament poker player, paying off her grad school debt with the proceeds of just one winning check. The talented author Colson Whitehead hired Helen to coach him in the game and wrote about her in his memoir. Thank you Helen Ellis for signing our books.


THIS VIDEO was shot in the store on January 18, 2016 for airing on BOOKMARK, a Public Television author interview show hosted by Emmy Award winner Don Noble.      

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