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Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which has been translated into eighteen languages. Semple wrote for the television shows Arrested Development, Ellen and Mad About You, among others. Her writing has also appeared in the New Yorker and the Los Angeles Times. In her most recent novel, Today Will Be Different (Little Brown and Company), Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won’t swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action—life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick. It’s also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office—but not Eleanor—that he’s on vacation. Just when it seems like things can’t go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret. Publisher’s Weekly calls Today Will be Different, “A sharp, funny read.”