All My Friends Are Superheroes

All My Friends Are Superheroes

9781846590009 July 2006 Paperback 112pp

About the Book

All Tom’s friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him.

Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she’s moving to Vancouver. She’ll use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom’s beside her, she boards the plane. Tom has until they touch down to convince her he’s there, or he loses her forever…

A wonderful and heartbreakingly funny tribute to love.


**The special 10th Anniversary edition of All My Friends Are Superheroes features new chapters profiling 32 brand new superheroes such as Stress-bunny’s League of Losers, Hypno’s Short-term Relationships, Former Roommates of the Perfectionist and many more. You can purchase it here.

About the Author

Andrew Kaufman was born in the town of Wingham Ontario, Canada. This is the same town Alice Munroe was born in, making him the second best writer from a town of 3,000. Descending from a long line of librarians and accountants, his first published work was All My Friends Are Superheroes(Telegram), which has been translated into Italian, French, Norwegian, German, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish and Turkish. His other works include The Waterpoof Bible (Telegram), The Tiny Wife, and Born Weird. He is also a film-maker, radio producer and a regular contributor to the McSweeney's website.


'Somebody should write Mr Kaufman and thank him for his tender heart. I expect this story will replace boxes of chocolates and flowers in courting rituals to come.'
Sheila Heti

'An adorable book.'
Toby Litt

'Buy it, burrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it ... Genius ... I read it on the train home the day I received it and spent the whole evening smiling.'
Scott Pack, Meandmybigmouth Blog

'The funniest, quirkiest romance of the year.'
Marie Phillips

'One of the saddest, funniest, strangest, and most romantic books ... Brilliant!'
The Bookseller

'May technically be called a love story, but if it is, it is one that is blissfully cliche free. More please.'