Regular price: $34.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $34.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Despite the success of his first solo show in Paris and the support of his brilliant French wife and young daughter, 34-year-old British artist Richard Haddon is too busy mourning the loss of his American mistress to appreciate his fortune. But after Richard discovers that a painting he originally made for his wife, Anne, has sold, it shocks him back to reality and he resolves to reinvest wholeheartedly in his family life - just in time for his wife to learn the extent of his affair. Rudderless and remorseful, Richard embarks on a series of misguided attempts to win Anne back while focusing his creative energy on a provocative art piece to prove that he's still the man she once loved.
©2014 Courtney Maum (P)2014 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

Starred review. "An honest, staggeringly realized journey... Equally funny and touching, the novel strikes deep, presenting a sincere exploration of love and monogamy. These characters are complex, and their story reflects their confusion and desire... An impressive, smart novel." (Publishers Weekly)
"A gem of a novel about the tangles of love, regret, and hope that might or might not hold a marriage together. Courtney Maum's deft, beguiling debut charms with its wit and glows with compassion." (Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements)
"Courtney Maum writes with such honesty and verve about how we struggle to deserve the people we love. Intensely personal and engagingly complex, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is a moving, complicated, big-hearted novel." (Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang)
"Antic, sexy, satirically deft, and of course funny, this novel is also, on both the personal and political levels, smart about the bottomlessness of our capacities for self-sabotage, and moving about the fierceness of our yearning to make good." (Jim Shepard, author of You Think That's Bad; and Like You'd Understand, Anyway )
"Maum's witty and insightful novel captures a lifetime of falling in and out of love. It's an investigation of marriage which often combines its utter clear-sightedness and its tremendous warmth in the very same sentence. So agile and fully realized." (Ned Beauman, author of The Teleportation Accident)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By JenniferKouyou on 07-31-14

Not feeling enlightened

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The first half was a page turner. I was sufficiently entertained.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would develop the women characters. I would develop the lover Lisa in particular and not throw her away so easily by the stories narrarator. I would take the insights from the very end and disperse them in the second half. The installation "art" was disturbing.

What three words best describe Sam Deveraux’s voice?

Sounds Like Colin Firth, or is it Hugh Grant?

Did I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You inspire you to do anything?

It made me think, but did not make me have new thoughts.

Any additional comments?

Dialogue and the main character's thoughts tell the story. This was a useful format to stay in one man's head, albeit an annoying head.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Toby on 07-01-14

A tremendous romp through the Paris art world

Where does I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is up near the top. A most enjoyable read and my short headline does not say it all as the book is clearly more than a romp through the art world of Paris.

What other book might you compare I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You to and why?

One other does not come readily to mind. Perhaps, along the lines of India Knight and Ian Moore.

What does Sam Deveraux bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The reader was wonderful and never did that over-acting, shouting thing that is so annoying in some audible books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I liked the scene where the artists videotaped his parents in the kitchen of the seaside house in England.

Any additional comments?

There are many levels to this novel and all work well together. I would read more by this author.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc