For You and Only You: A Joe Goldberg Novel (Large type / large print) Spiral-Bound | April 25, 2023

Caroline Kepnes

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Joe Goldberg, everyone's favorite stalker, leaves Harvard crimson in his wake in the unforgettable new novel in Caroline Kepnes's acclaimed and New York Times bestselling You series, now a blockbuster show on Netflix.

In this highly anticipated thriller in Kepnes's hit You series, Joe Goldberg might have found his calling: He's gone from selling books . . . to writing them. But wherever Joe seems to turn, he's surrounded by pompous fools, and even at Harvard, there are no exceptions.

For Joe's genius has finally been recognized by one Glenn Shoddy, the acclaimed author of Scabies for Breakfast, who sees his talent and offers him a fellowship. But when he meets the already-published, already-acclaimed pupils that Professor G.S. has brought into the fold, he begins to question if he made the right choice. Until he meets Wonder. Sweet, sweet Wonder. They have so much in common. No college degrees. No pretentions. And suddenly, Joe has found his muse again.

Story Locale:Cambridge, MA
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 608 pages
ISBN-10: 0593678532
Item Weight: 1.3 lbs
Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.0 x 9.2 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
“Joe Goldberg lives on. . . . For You and Only You delivers everything a fan could want. . . . Yes, it’s a book about writing books, and yes it’s very meta. . . . Kepnes obviously knows the world well, so the zingers land with authenticity. . . . What makes For You and Only You stand out is how pitch-perfect Joe’s voice is when he’s ‘talking’ to the Wonder who lives in his head. . . . [Joe’s] voice is so confident that at times Kepnes puts it in all caps and it feels right. . . . Joe is an addictively charming antihero and after four books, he still feels fresh and original.”The Washington Post

“Twisted . . . Delightfully creepy.”Rolling Stone

“Hard to put down . . . another witty, irresistible mashup of crime fiction and romance, crafted with care and slicked with satire . . . Kepnes dissects that disturbing trope [of stalkers as romantic] with an icy scalpel . . . Kepnes’s group portrait of the workshop members and their dynamics is comedy gold. . . . The plot twists keep on coming, so fast Joe’s wisecracks can hardly keep up, barreling toward a truly surprising finale. The key to For You and Only You, and all of this series, is Joe’s unmistakable voice, seductive and sharp and, once we realize we’ve fallen for it, frightening.”Tampa Bay Times

“Kepnes gleefully portrays the most back-stabbing seminar yet, dropping literary names with abandon as she twists the plot. Joe Goldberg might be a narcissistic, manipulative, murderous, utterly unreliable narrator, but he’s damn entertaining.”—Kirkus Review (starred review)
“Puckish . . . Kepnes waggishly satirizes the publishing industry, and her outsized characters’ egos and anxieties lay the foundations for delightfully deranged plot twists. . . . Joe’s stream-of-consciousness narration engages throughout, rendering readers both confidante and accomplice. Kepnes reliably entertains.”Publishers Weekly
“Within this intensity, [Joe Goldberg’s] snark-laden observations about ego, love, and loyalty ring true.”Booklist
Caroline Kepnes is the author of You, Hidden Bodies, Providence, You Love Me, and numerous short stories. Her work has been translated into a multitude of languages and inspired a television series adaptation of You, currently on Netflix. Kepnes graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a pop culture journalist for Entertainment Weekly and a TV writer for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and now lives in Los Angeles.

Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA

Author Hometown: Cape Cod, MA