Super in the City, a Bantam Dell original trade paperback, is an urban caper about a Walter Mitty-ish young woman who becomes the super of her parents' Greenwich Village building. A love letter to New York City by a third generation native, the book also captures what New York Times columnist David Brooks termed the odyssey years -- those years of professional indecision and wandering that plague people in their 20s, 30s and beyond. Inspired in teensy part by Kafka, Defoe, and Dickens, and in large part by James Thurber, Super in the City is everything you want in a smart, quick, delicious read. "One should not simply read Super in the City; one should gobble it up like candy. This is particularly intelligent candy, mind you — but don't let that stop you from indulging in a big old sack of fun."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love A former Books/Poetry editor at Time Out New York, Daphne's reviews, profiles, and articles have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsday, The Forward, New York Magazine, Oxygen, Allure, and Self, for which she used to write an ethics column. She is currently working on her next novel for Bantam. (booksense)