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Plus One book is a comedic take on bread-winning women & stay at home husband in contemporary Los Angeles by Christopher Noxon, house husband freelance writer. The site also includes a selection of articles, house husband stories and unpublished pieces from Los Angeles-based freelance writer Christopher Noxon.

Plus One

Plus One novel is a comedic take on bread-winning women & stay-at-home husbands in contemporary Los Angeles.

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Plus One Novel: A Hollywood House Husband Story by Christopher Noxon, House Husband Freelance Writer“Noxon reveals the inner workings of that [Plus One] role with wit, warmth and candor.”
—New York Times Sunday Book Review.

“{It} reads like a series of intimate conversations about the inner workings of family units… There are so many universal, recurring themes about retaining your personhood and being self-possessed. But then there’s also the idea of sacrificing yourself for the greater good of a family.”
— Sean Fitz-Gerald, Los Angeles Magazine

“Plus One provides a comic view of Hollywood excesses, but at its heart is a family reclaiming what’s important. Christopher Noxon’s Plus One describes a family struck by sudden good fortune in Hollywood. It’s a laugh-out-loud, big-hearted novel of a marriage threatened by the success of the wife while the husband scrambles to find his place. ”
—Foreword Reviews

“The book is a lot of fun, it’s very well-written and funny, but also touching”
—Hollywood Reporter

“A rather delicious read.”

“This, faithful readers, is a hilarious book. There were times when I laughed so hard, I thought I pulled a stomach muscle.”
— Vox Libris

“Plus One explores the world of Hollywood and modern relationships with hysterical insight.”
—The Absolute Mag

“Plus One is a smart and funny novel about Hollywood, but where it truly shines is in Noxon’s stunning and painfully accurate depiction of the complex rhythms and growing pains of a marriage.”
— Jonathan Tropper, author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman… and in Noxon’s telling, behind every great woman there’s a charming, deeply conflicted guy (sometimes holding a very expensive handbag). Hilarious and unflinching, Plus One is a funny, sharply observed, heartbreaking look at love, power, and happily-ever-after in Hollywood.”
— Jennifer Weiner, author of All Fall Down, The Next Best Thing, and Good in Bed

“A funny, sharply observed novel about a guy with a first-world problem—a wife who’s a hugely successful TV writer and producer—and the identity crisis that goes along with it. Noxon has reimagined the Hollywood novel from a whole new perspective.”
— Tom Perrotta, author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers

“Well observed, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny, Plus One deftly tells a story from the inside of show business about being on the outside.”
—Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men

“A page-turning peek into the world of TV and families and money, this is Hollywood L.A. as seen from a newcomer’s ambivalent perspective. I found it both fun and fascinating and unsettling to delve into this world, built convincingly by Noxon’s gift with scenes and voices.”
— Aimee Bender, author of The Color Master and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

“Hilarious and whip-smart, with a big beating heart at its center. I love this book, and so will you.”
—Dana Reinhardt, author of We are the Goldens and The Things a Brother Know

Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a mid-level marketing executive whose wife’s fourteenth attempt at a TV pilot is produced, ordered to series, and awarded an Emmy. Overnight, she’s sucked into a mad show business vortex, and Alex is tasked with managing their new high-profile Hollywood lifestyle. It’s a world of Salvadoran nannies and secret pop-up restaurants, competitive charity fundraisers and elite elementary schools. As Figgy deals with meddling network executives and a Yale-educated, Ozarks-born lead actress who complains that the hit show is “nothing I want to be associated with,” Alex falls in with a posse of fellow Plus Ones, men married to women whose success, income, and public recognition far surpass their own. To keep himself and his family intact, he’ll face the meddling of his Birkenstock lesbian mother, the temptation of a seductive lady butcher, and an opportunity that just might lift him out of the long shadow cast by his powerful spouse. Then again, he faces the possibility that his powerful spouse will trade up in favor of a newer, better model of man.

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