The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen—a hilarious story about working motherhood, tech culture, and “having it all.”
Hi, welcome! Elisabeth’s debut novel THE GLITCH is now available from Doubleday. You can read some interviews about the writing of the book on the Bio page or check out some of her other writing. If you’re interested in having Elisabeth (in person or by Skype) at your book club discussion, please use the contact form to get in touch. Thank you!
The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control, until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.
Shelley Stone, wife, mother, and CEO of the tech company Conch, is committed to living her most efficient life. She takes her "me time" at 3:30 a.m. on the treadmill, power naps while waiting in line, schedules sex with her husband for when they're already changing their clothes, and takes a men's multivitamin because she refuses to participate in her own oppression. But when she meets a young woman also named Shelley Stone who also has the exact same scar on her shoulder, Shelley has to wonder: Is she finally buckling under all the pressure?