"You just have
to read Crazy for Cornelia."
- Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle
you were to mix Arthur, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and Runaway
Bride into a book, it would be Chris Gilson's winning debut novel
. . . hilarious and provocative."
- The New York Post
"Crazy for Cornelia is a romantic, witty, fast-paced romp with
a serious side: embedded in the plot's cliffhangers and reversals
of fortune are deft, seemingly off-the-cuff observations about class,
family, art, and sanity. Chris Gilson has created a hero, heroine
and villain worth their salt in a lovely, funny fairy tale with a
light but always wise and compassionate heart."
- Kate Christensen, author of In the Drink
conquers all, though it can't hurt to have the grit of a superhero."
- Boston Globe
and geniuinely compelling . . . an updated Cinderella story with
a gender switch."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Love works, magic happens, and Chris Gilson is as good as Houdini
with his rocket socks on. Jump on board."
- Les Standiford, author of Black Mountain
"Great fun . . . wayward and winsome . . . a truly good read."
- Fay Weldon, author of Big Girls Don't Cry and Life and Loves
of a She-Devil
do come true in Gilson's charming and delightful romance, an upscale
fariy tale told with lovingly depicted quirky characters and a wonderfully
inventive story line."
"The characters are wonderful, the plot fast-paced and compelling,
and the New York social landscape Chris Gilson depicts is as vast
and colorful as it is true to life. Chris Gilson is a fresh voice
in commercial fiction and he will find vast readership."
- Laura van Wormer, author of Expose and Just For The Summer
"Chris Gilson is the newest player on the hot-author scene, and his
Crazy for Cornelia the hippest, smartest romantic comedy-of-manners
since The Graduate."
- Mike Walker, National Enquirer columnist and author of Malicious
"Chris Gilson's heartfelt Cinderella story moves at a breakneck pace
to its triumphant, soaring, completely satisfying ending. Here lies
the proof that love really does conquer all."
- Mameve Medwed, author of Mail and Host Family
"An AAR Favorite Funny. Inventive, fun and humorous."
(Blythe) "It's got potential to be a classic" (Maria)
- All About Romance
"This screwball comedy of a fairy tale snugly fits our turn-of-the-century
- Diane Leslie, author of Fleur De Leigh's Life of Crime
The second half is more accomplished stylistically, and the characters
emerge as sweetly likable.
- Publishers Weekly
Gilson shows a tremendous talent to turn a romantic fairy tale into
an intelligent, offbeat, extremely humorous romp that will send readers
looking for more tales by the author."
There is no way in a brief review to describe the richness of this
book. Crazy for Cornelia is a fast-paced, entertaining, contemporary
love story with a dynamite, cliff-hanger of an ending. It has loads
of humor, great, larger than life characters, a neat portrait of New
York, and lots of action."
"This book is delightful. I rooted for Kevin and Corny the whole ride.
It's like a Generation X Lucy and Ricky…Not to worry; I won't give
away the zany finale. Do yourself a favor, gentle reader. Suspend
the day-to-day tedium…Read "Crazy for Cornelia."
"A delightful urban fairy tale that casts a gloriously goofy spell
over the reader."
- Tony Hendra, Esquire contributor and author of The '90s:
A Look Back
"For two straight days, I abandoned work and family for the guilty
pleasure of losing myself within those pages. Bravo - a book that
is delicious, well done entertainment.
- Pamela Beck, author of Rich Men, Single Women
"Crazy for Cornelia is a brilliantly-crafted romantic comedy - buckle
up for a riveting roller-coaster ride."
- Dr. Neil Shulman, author of Doc Hollywood
"A contemporary romance reminiscent of 'Sabrina,' written with all
the humanity, joy, and pain of falling in love. . . . potent enough
to evoke a sense of tenderness, inspiration and humor. It's moving
and fast paced and will keep readers cheering for the underdog."
- Victoria Gotti, author of The Senator's Daughter
"Crazy for Cornelia traverses a zig-zag, top speed journey from the
Tesla Museum to the madhouse and everywhere in between. On the way,
Chris Gilson shows off his wild imagination and a wicked sense of
- Pagan Kennedy, author of The Exes
Featured Selection: Quirky...slightly off center...gives you a
warm, fuzzy feeling."
wait for the movie...A well written sure to leave readers giddy."
- Charlotte Austin Review
jocular, and will send readers looking for more tales by the author."
- Book Browser
for leisure time reading...Cinderella is a doorman on New York's Upper
East Side and the handsome prince is a rich, beautiful debutante."
- Associated Press