Arthur Less, a failed novelist about to turn 50, needs to skip town so he can avoid the wedding of his boyfriend of 9 years. He decides to accept all the invitations to half-baked literary events around the world so he can plausibly decline the invitation. What could possibly go wrong? Less’s misadventures in New York, Paris, Berlin, Italy, and Morocco were by turns laugh out loud funny, touching, and tragic. I loved this Pulitzer Prize winning love story.