My Old Man

Playboy

Playboy contributor Sohn also writes provocative columns for New York magazine about a familiar topic: sex and the city. Her first novel, Run Catch Kiss, was smart and kicky – the literary equivalent of Manolo Blahnik stilettos. In My Old Man, Sohn delves into the world of Rachel, a rabbinical-school dropout who suffers a “quarterlife crisis” after a man she counseled dies. Rachel gets a job as a bartender, begins meeting an older Christian man for afternoon trysts and suspects her father is having his own affair as her mother goes through menopause. Both writer and protagonist are attractive, self-deprecating broads from Brooklyn, and Sohn tells the story with humor and universal appeal. Can an HBO series be far behind? (Simon & Schuster) Three bunnies.
- Alison Prato