Tuesday, October 20, 2015


There’s more than one recipe for a happy life.

Hannah Goodman doesn't grow up like most kids on the Upper East side. Her mother, Gray, is an award-winning photojournalist with little time for the banalities of child-rearing, and when she's not jetting off to follow the latest scoop, she's camped out at the Hotel Chelsea. The closest thing Hannah's got to a traditional matriarch is her grandmother—a glamorous widow six times over with a sprawling Hampton’s estate. But Gray is determined that her daughter resist the siren song of the trust fund set, and make her own way in the world.

So Hannah does just that—becoming a successful lawyer in New York City, and dating a handsome musician. Hannah has it all, or so it seems, until one hot June day the carefully constructed pieces of her life break apart. When she throws it all in and seeks solace at her grandmother's estate, she discovers that where happiness is concerned, you don’t have to stick to the recipe.

“Brenda Janowitz has found the recipe for a great summer read: a dash of Hampton's glamour, a sprinkle of romance, and a cup of a feisty heroine you won't soon forget. RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE will keep you charmed from beginning to end.”
- Julie Buxbaum, author of After You

A few Q & A with Brenda:

About you:

I’m the author of four novels. My fifth novel, THE DINNER PARTY, will be published by St. Martin’s Press on April 12, 2016. I also write essays which have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Salon.

New book coming out soon?

My next novel will be out this spring. PopSugar did a “first look” of the book cover and also featured an excerpt:


What are you working on now?

I’m working on my sixth novel, and writing more essays. I have another essay coming out in the Washington Post soon!

Brenda Janowitz is the author of four novels. Her fifth novel will be published by St. Martin’s next year. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times and Salon. You can find her at www.brendajanowitz.com, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BrendaJanowitz) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/brendaJanowitz).

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