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The Pleasure of My Company

The Pleasure of My Company
Author Steve Martin
Cover artist Doyle Partners
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Hyperion
Publication date
October 1, 2003
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 176 pp
OCLC 51983421
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3563.A7293 P57 2003
Preceded by Shopgirl (2001)
Followed by Born Standing Up (2007)

The Pleasure of My Company is a novel by Steve Martin, first published in 2003, which tells the story of the life of an obsessive compulsive and introverted young man named Daniel Cambridge. The novel revolves around Daniel, his obsessions, and his interactions with the world around his home in Santa Monica, California.


Daniel Pecan Cambridge is the book's protagonist. Daniel has obsessive-compulsive disorder and some bizarre tendencies, such as not walking over curbs.

Elizabeth Warner is a real estate agent that Daniel falls in love with from afar.

Zandy is a pharmacist at the local Rite Aid whom Daniel develops a crush on before he meets her.

Daniel's grandmother is a kind, wealthy woman who sends him letters and checks throughout the novel.

Philipa is the intelligent and attractive actress who lives upstairs from Daniel with her boyfriend Brian and her dog Tiger. She is one of Daniel's closest friends.

Brian is Philipa's athletic boyfriend. Daniel is indifferent to him at first, but eventually they become friends.

Clarissa is studying to become a psychiatrist. She meets with Daniel twice a week to evaluate him, but their relationship becomes more personal.


Steve Martin stated in an interview with that if The Pleasure of My Company is made into a film, he would like Ashton Kutcher to play Daniel.

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