“A high-concept experiment in surreal comedy, that’s also an act of devotion regarding the persistent power of literature.” (L Magazine)
“Nothing short of brilliant. . . . you can plant it proudly on your bookshelf.” (Daily Candy)
“Ben Greenman’s Celebrity Chekhov
might be the first literary mashup that actually adds to our understanding of the original work.” (The Very Short List)
From the Back Cover
Q: What do Tiger, Paris, Lindsay, Alec, and Oprah have in common with the enduring characters of Anton Chekhov?
A: Love, loss, pride, yearning, heartbreak, renewal, transcendence: the very stuff of life.
The immortal stories of Anton Chekhov have long entranced readers with their insights into the universal truths of human behavior . . . but you've never read them quite like this.
- Former friends Nicole and Paris exchange prickly pleasantries in "Tall and Short."
- Talk-show host Dave narrowly averts another potential domestic crisis in "A Transgression."
- Reality star Kim shares her newfound notoriety with Khloe and Kourtney in "Joy."
In a witty, graceful, and revelatory feat of literary reinvention, acclaimed novelist and humorist Ben Greenman takes nineteen of Chekhov's greatest stories and recasts them with some of the best-known luminaries of our time—with eye-opening, and oddly ennobling, results.