Love Voltaire Us Apart is a hilarious spoof relationship guide with a philosophical edge, made up of philosophers’ love letters, advice columns and breakup letters. From Confucius learning the Golden Rules of dating to Simone de Beauvoir considering bangs after breaking up with Jean-Paul Sartre, comedy writer Julia Edelman views the love lives of prominent philosophers through a clever and contemporary lens. Based on Edelman’s New Yorker article, “Excerpts from Philosophers’ Breakup Letters Throughout History,” Love Voltaire Us Apart is funny, smart, refreshingly original, and brought to life with charming illustrations by Hallie Bateman. “Love Voltaire Us Apart is eerily reflective of my own existential romantic limbos I often find myself ruminating. It is comforting to read a book which captures the modern love dilemma with minimalist insight and humor,” says Reggie Watts. Julia Edelman grew up in New York. She studied film theory and philosophy at McGill University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, VICE, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, CollegeHumor, and The Believer. With Jason Katzenstein, Blythe Roberson, and Liana Finck of The New Yorker, and Dana Schwartz of The Observer.