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My Ride or Die: A Novel (Paperback)
A timely and hilarious millennial women’s fiction novel about two friends who decide to give up their search for a perfect man and devote their lives to each other—but their careful plan soon begins to unravel with unexpected consequences.
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Friends for over a decade, Amanda and Sophie decide it’s time to flip the script. Why not spend their lives with each other and keep men on the side for fun, sex, and occasionally fixing things around the house?
Amanda is a lawyer who excels in her professional life but crumbles at the slightest sign of a common cold. Sophie is an aspiring artist who has lived all over the world and doesn’t crumble, period. Together, they’ve been through it all. But when their romantic lives implode at the same time, they decide enough is enough. Enough pretending that traditional relationships work for everyone. Enough fantasizing about an old-fashioned ideal.
They decide to form an alliance: They will rely on each other and give men the secondary role that they deserve. And much to their surprise, it actually works. They fix up a run-down brownstone and create the home they’ve always wanted. Soon, they have love and emotional support as well as a wide variety of male “crushes” on the side. But when one of their crushes becomes something more, Amanda and Sophie must reconsider the life they’ve begun to build and how far they’re willing to go to keep it.
In this brilliantly funny novel, Leslie Cohen asks: must friendship always be second to love? This is female friendship at its finest. Smart. Witty. And no holds barred.
“A delightful story of female friendship that will have you reaching for your phone to call your best friend.”--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Leslie Cohen was born and raised in New York. She studied fiction at Columbia University. She is the author of This Love Story Will Self-Destruct.
"Full of humor and witty repartee, this sweet and multi-layered story about the desire to love and be loved celebrates the magnificent power of friendship."
— Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author
“A delightful story of female friendship that will have you reaching for your phone to call your best friend.”
— Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
"In My Ride or Die, Leslie Cohen explores the power and complexity of female friendship. Full of fun banter, crazy hijinks and plenty of sweet, sexy moments, it begs the question: if you live your life to avoid getting hurt, are you really living?"
— Alison Hammer, author of You and Me and Us
“A young Nora Ephron.”
— David Duchovny
"An exploration of the expansiveness and constraints of female friendship."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Cohen’s witty buddy story... Enjoyable and lighthearted, this is a fun variation on the usual rom-com fare."
— Publishers Weekly
"Millennial fans of women’s fiction will love Cohen’s witty tale of friendship, love, and the surprises the universe throws our way."
— Library Journal
"Cohen's second novel is a sweet and sprawling tale about unconditional friendship and all the beautiful, unique shapes commitment can take."
"Leslie Cohen demonstrates a mastery of craft that is refreshing. Both the language and the plot are engaging, and the dialogue and intimate scenes are well-written and captivating...My Ride or Die is perfect for anyone who enjoys reading about strong female friendship."