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Julie Buxbaum

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New York, New York, The United States



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Please check out my two novels, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and AFTER YOU, both now out in paperback.

Please check out my website www.juliebuxbaum.com for more information about both books.

Or to follow my recent shenanigans, please check out my blog, JULIE HAS WRITER'S BLOG, at www.juliebuxbaum.com/blog/

One of my favorite things about being a novelist is the opportunity to talk to reading groups. If you are part of a reading group and would like to set up a conference call, or maybe even a meeting in person, please check out the reading group form and the reading group guide on my website.

Clearly, I have not been blogging, so pray tell, you may wonder, what have I been doing with my time. Well, many wise people have oft-repeated the cliché to me that once you have children "the days are long but the years are short." And holy crap, that is true. I cannot account for the last three months since we moved to New York—by the way, have I mentioned that? We moved to New York City? We...

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The Opposite of Love
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“I miss the way he used to kiss my shoulder whenever it was bare and he was nearby. I miss how he cleared his throat before he took a sip of water and scratched his left arm with his right hand when he was nervous. I miss how he tucked my hair behind my ear when it came loose and took my temperature when I was sick or when he was bored. I miss his glasses on my nightstand. I miss watching him take Sunday afternoon naps on my couch, with the newspaper resting on his stomach like a blanket. How his hands stayed clasped, fingers intertwined, while he slept. I miss the cadence of his speech and the stupidity of his puns. I miss playing doctor when we made love, and even when we didn't. I miss his smell, like fresh laundry and honey (because of his shampoo) at his place. Fresh laundry and coconut (because of my shampoo) at mine. I miss that he used to force me to listen to French rap and would sing along in a horrible accent. I miss that he always said "I love you" when he hung up the phone with his sister, never shy or embarassed, regardless of who else was around. I miss that his ideal Friday night included a DVD, eating Chinese food right out of the carton, and cuddling on top of my duvet cover. I miss that he reread books from his childhood and then from mine. I miss that he was the only man that I have ever farted on, and with, freely. I miss that he understood that the holidays were hard for me and that he wanted me to never feel lonely.”
Julie Buxbaum, The Opposite of Love

“I don't even want to spend the rest of my life with me.. how do you explain to someone you love that you can't give yourself to them because if you did, you're not sure who you'd be giving? That you aren't sure what your own words are worth? You can't tell someone that, especially someone you love. And so you don't.

Instead, I do the right thing. I lie.”
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“Wake up. This is your life, for God sakes. It's time to face up to it. You can't get anywhere, can't get over anything, if you don't let yourself feel anything in the first place. It's time.”
Julie Buxbaum, The Opposite of Love

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Jennifer I just picked up After You tonight and I can't wait to dive into it!!!!

message 11: by Brandie

Brandie Thank you for the friend request! I LOVED your book, The Opposite of Love, and I can't wait to read your next book!

message 10: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Julie and thanks for the add. You have a great website. I'll have to check out some of your great books!

Dwayne Stopping by to say hello. Continued success to you!

message 5: by Kaye

Kaye I just bought your book and it is next on my list to read !!!!!

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Thanks for the friendship add, Julie. Pleasure to meet another author!

Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Julie!

Here’s wishing you a nifty 2008 filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

I thought I'd let you know that my novel “Vacation” has been nominated for the best Horror Novel of 2007 in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll. So far it's ranked 4th.

In case you're interested in voting, feel free to visit the website here:

Thanks again!

-Jeremy :)

PS—if you do decide to vote, you should know that you need to validate the vote by clicking on the validation link in the email they send you.

Julie, I've added your book, The Opposite of Love to my to-read list.

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