Andrew Sean Greer / Less

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Booksmith hosts one of our absolute favorite writers, Andrew Sean Greer, for the launch of his new novel Less. Please join us!


Arthur Less, a mid-list novelist, is approaching his 50th birthday, and he needs to grow up. But first he needs to get out: Arthur's much younger, exceedingly beautiful ex-boyfriend is getting married, and the last thing Arthur wants to do is attend the wedding. So he accepts every half-baked literary invitation that's recently come his way, slaps together his frequent flier miles, leaves San Francisco, and takes a trip around the world.


His travels take him to Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, Morocco, Vietnam, India, and Japan. Along the way, he finds love, despair, adventure, and plenty of misadventure, is forced to come to terms with the fleeting of youth and the realities of life—in often quite hilarious ways.



"The most deftly funny romantic comedy I've read in years. If you have a sentimental bone in your body (I have 206), the ending will make you sob little tears of joy." — Nell Zink, author of Mislaid and Nicotine


"What a wonderful, wonderful book! Here is everything I want from a story—moments of high humor, moments of genuine wisdom, sharp insights and gorgeous images, and so many vivid and strange settings. I love a book that moves me through space and this one produces a lot of places, both geographical and emotional, in a fast and rocketing read." — Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves



Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry Award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco. He has traveled to all of the locations in this novel, but he is only big in Italy.



RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Less, or any of Andrew's books, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 

Less Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316316125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lee Boudreaux Books - July 18th, 2017

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062213792
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - April 15th, 2014

Story of a Marriage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312428280
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - March 31st, 2009

The Confessions of Max Tivoli Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312423810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - February 1st, 2005

The Path of Minor Planets Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312306052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - October 4th, 2002