Based Upon Availability: A Novel by Alix StraussBased Upon Availability: A Novel by Alix Strauss

Based Upon Availability: A Novel

byAlix Strauss

Paperback | June 8, 2010

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“Like a beautifully-wrapped gift box, full of unexpected pleasures. Alix Strauss proves herself to be an astute and deeply feeling observer of human nature.”
—Dani Shapiro, author of Black & White


A stunning, wise, and witty second novel from renowned trend journalist Alix Strauss, Based Upon Availability chisels away at the exteriors of eight smart and intriguing women while delving deep inside to see what they’re truly made of. Following her Ingram Award-winning The Joy of Funerals—named Best Debut Novel by The New York ResidentBased Upon Availability is women’s literary fiction at its finest.<_o3a_p>

Alix Strauss is a lifestyle trend writer who appears on national morning and talk shows. Her articles have been published in theNew York Times,Marie Claire,Time, andEntertainment Weekly, among other publications. She is the author ofThe Joy of Funerals,Have I Got a Guy for You, andDeath Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Bril...
Title:Based Upon Availability: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 8, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061845264

ISBN - 13:9780061845260


Editorial Reviews

“It’s Eloise from the Plaza, now 32 and running the hotel, with a hint of the S&M of Mary Gaitskill and the elegant precision of Lorrie Moore--and the touch of Strauss’s own signature macabre that I adore.”