Younger’s Fictional Novel Marriage Vacation Gets the Real-Life Treatment

by  | June 18

If you’re a fan of Younger, then listen up. It’s a case of life imitating art! Entertainment Weekly announced in March that Simon & Schuster will publish Marriage Vacation, the novel written by the character Pauline Turner Brooks (played by Jennifer Westfeldt).

The lowdown: Charles’s estranged wife Pauline makes a sudden return during Season 4 when she pitches her book Marriage Vacation to Liza (played by Sutton Foster), who immediately falls in love with it. A minor kerfuffle ensues after the crew at Empirical Press realizes the book is actually an autobiographical novel about Pauline’s relationship with Charles (the head of Empirical Press, played by Peter Hermann). Charles decides to publish it when he realizes the book will cause a sensation (however painful it is for him to read) and assigns Liza to be Pauline’s editor.

Now this is a great opportunity for a young editor (trust me, I know), but also highly complicated and definitely awkward, since Liza and Charles are clearly in love with each other (and might finally do something about it). Talking to your almost-new-boyfriend’s estranged wife and hearing about all the ways their relationship sucked couldn’t possibly cause any issues . . . right? That said, apparently there’s something juicy on page 58 that has everyone going crazy. And now we, real-life Younger fans, can get all the sordid details, since Marriage Vacation is now available on very real shelves!

The book is a standalone novel that follows Kate Carmichael (aka Pauline Turner Brooks, aka Jennifer Westfeldt), who leaves her seemingly perfect life in New York City to find herself. Marriage Vacation is for anyone who has ever fantasized about what it would be like to run away from it all.

Younger is now back with Season 5! It airs on Tuesdays 10/9C, so don’t forget to set your DVRs.

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