By Sam Tschida
M e m e n t o gets a Millennial makeover by debut author Sam Tschida in this smart and edgy comedy about a Kardashians-obsessed woman who wakes up in an LA hospital with amnesia, a torn party dress, and a broken iPhone and must work backward, using her Instagram account, to piece together her identity, only to discover that her life is a perfect l i e . When Mia wakes up in a Long Beach hospital with a head wound, she knows everything there is to know about the Kardashian-Jenner family but almost nothing about herself. The only items in her possession are her torn party dress--which immediately begs the question, what kind of girl parties on a Tuesday night?--a tube of Chanel lipstick, and an iPhone with a shattered screen. She might not remember where she lives but she can use her Instagram account to work backward to piece together the basic facts of her identity. Easy enough, right? Instagram tells her that she lives in a Millennial-pink duplex that would make Kylie Jenner jealous. But when she arrives, she discovers a cute housesitter named Max who tells her the house actually belongs to JP, a French billionaire--and he has no idea how she's connected to him. After some sleuthing, she discovers she's the owner of a high-end matchmaking service. Could JP be one of her investors? As Mia works backward through her Instagram to figure out who she really is--and find anyone who knows anything about her--she discovers an ugly truth buried within her perfect social media image. Is it too late to undo her lies online and become an IRL good person? Siri, Who Am I? is tailor-made for this cultural moment. It taps into our current obsession with social media--especially the way in which we curate our image on Instagram--influencers, wellness and self-care culture, and even grifters like Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes, and the team behind Fyre Fest. The Instagram element of the story will appeal to a core audience of Millennial and older Gen Z readers. The voice and tone are perfect for women who read comedy novels, especially Playing with Matches and Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein, The Assistants by Camille Peri, The Hating Game, and 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne, and The Wedding Date and The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory.