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“Michelle Miller's debut novel reads like a salacious, ripped-from-the headlines tell-all of Manhattan's young, wealthy, and uber-successful. From the very first page, I felt like I'd met these characters in real life: Todd, the hot, rich, d-bag banker; Tara, the striver perfectionist who can't quite please everyone; Kelly, the good girl with a secret, and Josh, the creepy savant genius who just might change the world. What do they all have in common? A certain location-based hookup app that alters each of their lives in shocking ways. Get ready to settle in-you won't be able to put down this book.”

— Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada


The Underwriting initially aired on this website as a 12-part weekly serial in the spring of 2014. Episodes, which took about 30 minutes to read, were released each Wednesday, free to read for 24 hours, or available for purchase as text or audio files. The series was accompanied by DJ playlists, photography, finance tutorials and brand sponsorships, and found a global audience whose loyalty to the story and its delivery was, for its author, the stuff of much skin-tingling.

Print rights were subsequently acquired by Penguin/Putnam, with US release set for May 26, 2015. My editor, Tara Singh-Carlson, has made the initial text better in every way, and I’m delighted to be working with an exceptional roster of publishers around the globe to bring The Underwriting to print in 17 languages.

For those who tuned in for the Serial release, the story continues in Book II, which is slated for release in December 2015. Sign up above for sneak peaks, but rest assured it’s a zinger and, as always, please ping me with ideas (t: @ammiller1012 / e: michelle@theunderwriting.com), especially ideas related to FinTech, podcasts and co-habitation with a hot new boyfriend.

In the meantime, thank you x 100 to all the people who have helped bring this project to life. If you’re ever having a bad day, please call me immediately so I can remind you how extraordinary you are.

— xMM