Mila Simon is having a meltdown. Newly separated from her investment banker husband, she chain-smokes in her Jewish immigrant parents' backyard in a New Jersey suburb while she plots her return to the Manhattan social scene. Igring the advice of therapists and well-meaning married friends, Mila embarks heart-first on a dangerous dating binge with a cell phone in one hand and a mojito in the other. Teetering on the edge the whole time, with only an opinionated Mama to rein her in, Mila is on a whirlwind quest for love and stability in the urban jungle.
INNA SWINTON was born in Riga, Latvia and immigrated to the United States as a child. After graduating from Yale University with a B.A. in literature, she received her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She has worked as a lawyer, a professional actress, and a standup comedienne. Inna currently lives in the New York area with her husband, three children, and a dachshund. This is her debut novel.