PRESS FOR THE LEARNING CURVE
"Exploring the shifting nuances of how power plays out in all relationships, Berman’s novel abounds with questions of our political moment: 'Was it possible to be both a feminist and to want a man who was bad for women?'"
— The New Yorker
"Mandy Berman perfectly captures an all-too-familiar academic love triangle between college friends Fiona and Liv and their charming college professor, Oliver Ash. Berman explores power dynamics and identity issues that the women are forced to face when Ash's sketchy past reveals he's had a relationship with a former underage student."
— Marie Claire, Best Books of 2019
“Berman’s spot-on dialogue keeps the pages turning... timely... should find a large readership.”
“The complexities of intimacy and consent are explored in this smart, engaging coming-of-age story... Berman delivers a thorough and incredibly timely investigation into relationship power imbalances that’s sure to start a lot of conversations.”
— Publisher's Weekly