Available in paperback, Sociable is a deliciously irreverent satire about the bewildering etiquette of online dating, the preening male ego, and the capricious nature of Internet fame. Described by Marie Claire as “a sardonic send-up of millennial romance,” Sociable follows an exuberant young journalist to New York City where her expectations of effortless fame and glamorous soirees take a devastating blow. With wry humor and sharp intelligence, Rebecca Harrington tells the hilarious tale of one young woman’s search for happiness. Recently, we asked Harrington to answer a few rapid-fire questions. From dating apps to book recommendations, Harrington gives us a peek into her personality and the trademark humor that permeates the pages of her novel. In honor of National Drink Wine Day, why not pour yourself a generous glass and curl up with this charming page-turner?
Reading Group Center: What celebrity would you choose to star in a movie about your life?
Rebecca Harrington: Someone who does not exist yet, but who marries a bilious face with a small, yet oddly proportioned body. I’m sure they will become famous soon!!!
RGC: Favorite dating app?
RH: Bumble because the men are so vain on it.
RGC: How do you take your coffee?
RH: In large amounts
RGC: What are three things you can’t stop recommending to people?
RH: Bumble, an octangular sound machine, the book, The Magus even though I forget what it is about.
RGC: Who/what inspires you?
RH: My mom and my sister.
RGC: What piece of your wardrobe could you not live without?
RH: This massive down jacket I have that is really almost like a parachute.
RGC: Favorite part of New York City?
RH: The subway!
RGC: What are you binge watching on Netflix?
RH: You. OMG Penn Badgely is a genius.
RGC: What is your go-to book recommendation?
RH: The Good Soldier. As of yet, no one has actually read it, despite my boring urging.
RGC: You’re at a wine bar and someone else is paying, what do you order?