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The F Word

The F Word

A Novel

Liza Palmer

Flatiron Books

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“Fresh, frank, and fearless. Liza Palmer is a road warrior of contemporary fiction.” —Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars

Olivia Morten is perfect. Maybe she’s constantly hungry, but her body is to die for. Maybe her high-flying publicist job has taken over her life, but her clients are L.A.’s hottest celebrities. Maybe her husband is never around, but he is a drop-dead-gorgeous doctor. And maybe her past harbors an incredibly embarrassing secret, but no one remembers high school…right?

When Ben Dunn, Olivia’s high school arch nemesis and onetime crush, suddenly resurfaces, all of her hard-won perfection begins to unravel. As she finds herself dredging up long-suppressed memories, she is forced to confront the most painful truth of all: sometimes who we become isn’t who we really are.

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“There’s the truth and then there’s the lie that people want to believe.”

I’m sitting in my car in the parking lot of the coffee place near my house, on the phone with my assistant.

“The...

Praise for The F Word

Praise for The F Word:

“Honest, humorous and whip smart, Liza Palmer’s The F Word is impossible to put down and so much fun to read.”
USA Today’s Happily Ever After

“Funny, fresh, and frank...Snappy and smart...This is an important book to discuss today.”
The Oklahoman

Refinery29's 10 Best Reads of April

“A funny and fantastic lesson on how perfection doesn’t translate to happiness…Palmer’s authentic humor carries the message with a hint of parody. This is a smart and sardonic novel with a genuine voice.”
Publishers Weekly

“Funny, painfully honest, and hard to put down.”
Kirkus

“Between the characters, the plot, and the tension, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Spoiler alert: the F is for fantastic!”
—Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties

“Fresh, frank, and fearless. Liza Palmer is a road warrior of contemporary fiction.”
—Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars

The F Word is Liza Palmer at the top of her game. This book is effortlessly funny with a very big heart—and still manages to find time to be a meaningful take on women’s relationships with their own bodies…Pitch-perfect.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves

Praise for Liza Palmer’s Previous Novels:

“Liza Palmer is definitely one of my new favorite writers!”
—Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries

“If you’re a young, professional woman …step away from your computer or laptop, run to … More…

Praise for The F Word:

“Honest, humorous and whip smart, Liza Palmer’s The F Word is impossible to put down and so much fun to read.”
USA Today’s Happily Ever After

“Funny, fresh, and frank...Snappy and smart...This is an important book to discuss today.”
The Oklahoman

Refinery29's 10 Best Reads of April

“A funny and fantastic lesson on how perfection doesn’t translate to happiness…Palmer’s authentic humor carries the message with a hint of parody. This is a smart and sardonic novel with a genuine voice.”
Publishers Weekly

“Funny, painfully honest, and hard to put down.”
Kirkus

“Between the characters, the plot, and the tension, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Spoiler alert: the F is for fantastic!”
—Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties

“Fresh, frank, and fearless. Liza Palmer is a road warrior of contemporary fiction.”
—Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars

The F Word is Liza Palmer at the top of her game. This book is effortlessly funny with a very big heart—and still manages to find time to be a meaningful take on women’s relationships with their own bodies…Pitch-perfect.”
—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves

Praise for Liza Palmer’s Previous Novels:

“Liza Palmer is definitely one of my new favorite writers!”
—Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries

“If you’re a young, professional woman …step away from your computer or laptop, run to your nearest bookstore and buy the book already.”
USA Today

“Palmer tells a story like a girlfriend over brunch.”
People

“Keen and honest.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Touching, funny, and oh, so human.”
—Caren Lissner, bestselling author of Carrie Pilby

“Palmer writes with heart and humor…dispelling the long-abandoned clichés about romance novels and damsels in distress.”
Booklist

“Smart, funny, and heartbreakingly honest. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Johanna Edwards, bestselling author of The Next Big Thing

“Clever and very romantic.”
—Mirror

“Inspired me, and will inspire all female readers, to be and demand and desire more for themselves.”
RT Magazine

“In a word: genuine.”
Herald Sun

“Engaging and poignant and heartbreakingly real.”
—Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good In Bed

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Liza Palmer

Liza Palmer is the internationally bestselling author of Conversations with the Fat Girl and several other novels. An Emmy-nominated writer, she lives in Los Angeles and works for BuzzFeed.

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