George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy, cluttered Brooklyn apartment, a taste for impromptu tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing lessons at Arthur Murray. They love each other. There’s only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she’s pregnant, things get especially complicated. Howard—Nina’s overbearing boyfriend and the baby’s father—wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? A touching and hilarious novel about love, friendship, and the many ways of making a family.
My Thoughts: I loved the movie based on Object of My Affection, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Ruud, among others.
After reading another novel by this author, I was eager to see how this story played out in book format.
Just as in the movie, I enjoyed the settings (Manhattan, Brooklyn) and the issues of two roommates taking on the challenges of single life, especially when one of the characters is having a baby with another man.