Fiction. California Interest. In late '90s San Francisco, Edie Wunderlich was the It girl, on the covers of the city's alt-weeklies, repping the freak party scene on the eve of the first dot-com boom. Fast-forward twenty years, and Edie hasn't changed, but San Francisco has. Still a bartender in the Mission, Edie now serves a seemingly never-ending stream of tech bros while the punk rock parties of the millennium's end are long gone. When her mother dies, leaving her Silicon Valley home to Edie, she finds herself mourning her loss in the heart of the Bay Area's tech monoculture, and embarks on a last-ditch quest to hold on to her rebel heart. New York Times bestseller Beth Lisick's first novel EDIE ON THE GREEN SCREEN chronicles Silicon Valley's rapidly changing culture with biting observational humor, an insider's wisdom, and disarming pathos, while asking, "What comes after It?"
"Beth Lisick's EDIE ON THE GREEN SCREEN really hit my sweet spot: a darkly funny, honest, touching look at what it means to be an adult in the world today--and what happens when you can't quite figure it out. I inhaled this book."--Jami Attenberg
"Beth Lisick possesses one of the most alive narrative voices I have ever heard, full of humor and truth and pathos and smarts. I heard her read a piece of this novel at its start and I have been haunted by the driving beauty and passion of it."--Michelle Tea
"Beth Lisick's writing is so vivid, so alert, intelligent and alive you feel ninety-eight percent smarter every moment that you read her--when you're not doubled over in helpless, delighted laughter. If Eve Babitz was living and writing in the Mission District today, this is who she'd be."--Matthew Specktor
"Beth Lisick has proven time and time again to be the storytelling voice of our collective adolescence, of our dreaming in vast American suburbs, and our heading into cities, come what may. She's a rare voice in the age of quasi instant gratification like posts and tweets--a writer who waits until the time is right and the words are ready. EDIE ON THE GREEN SCREEN is somehow both a howl and a murmur, bright and shadowy, funny and heart-worn. Here's that book we're all always hoping to find next, the one that feels like you're hanging out with a new friend--one who finishes telling you a story that leaves you sated but immediately hoping there's another, and another, and another."--Dan Kennedy
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About the Author
Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool, and co-founder of the Porchlight Storytelling Series. Beth has also worked as a baker, a promotional banana mascot, a background extra for TV and film, and an aide to people with developmental disabilities and dementia. This is her first novel.