Published in 2003
I really enjoyed Martin's first novella, Shopgirl. I was a little apprehensive about The Pleasure of My Company because the cover (Martin hugging himself) looked silly. I feared that the cover might be indicative of the story. But, (insert idiom here), The Pleasure of My Company was highly entertaining. Martin's protagonist, Daniel Pecan Cambridge, is one of those quirky yet lovable characters that you can't help but root for. This book is silly in the best possible way.