Siri, Who Am I?: A Novel (Paperback)
May 2020 Indie Next List
“Rarely do I pick up a novel with such buoyancy and humor, full of the good in people, yet poignant in the face of difficult truths. Siri, Who Am I? is laugh-out-loud funny (as we say in the business) starting from the moment Mia wakes up in the hospital with short-term amnesia. As she uses social media to figure out where she lives, who she knows, and who she is — in the world and in her soul — she rediscovers the folks in her life and meets new friends along the way. You’ve got to go on this journey with Mia.”
— Heidi Raak, Yardstick Books, Algona, WI
A Millennial with amnesia uses her Instagram account to piece together her identity in this hilarious and whip-smart comedy about the ups and downs of influencer culture.
Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can’t remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut with glamorous waves), dress (Prada), and signature lipstick (Chanel), she senses she’s wealthy, but the only way to know for sure is to retrace her steps once she leaves the hospital. Using Instagram and Uber, she arrives at the pink duplex she calls home in her posts but finds Max, a cute, off-duty postdoc supplementing his income with a house-sitting gig. He tells her the house belongs to JP, a billionaire with a chocolate empire. A few texts later, JP confirms her wildest dreams: they’re in love, Mia is living the good life, and he’ll be back that weekend.
But as Mia and Max work backward through her Instagram and across Los Angeles to learn more about her, they discover an ugly truth behind her perfect Instagram feed, and evidence that her head wound was no accident. Did Mia have it coming? And if so, is it too late for her to rewrite her story?
About the Author
Sam Tschida (pronounced "cheetah") is from the wilds of Minnesota, where she lives with a motley crew of kids, dogs, and one handsome man. She is the co-founder of ManuFixed, an editorial consulting company and a writing workshop that services the Twin Cities. In her spare time she runs, exercises, and watches Netflix.
“A strong debut that's fun and funny, perfect for lovers of modern romantic comedies and light mysteries.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Tschida's debut is a millennial Bridget Jones's Diary meets Legally Blonde."—Booklist
“Fun and satisfying. This entertaining romance puts a cute twist on the genre."—Publishers Weekly
“Tschida's debut is a fun, effervescent ride that explores selfie culture and how it defines us. Amnesiac Mia is fearless in how she navigates the world. You'll be hooked by the core mystery as you journey with Mia to uncover who she really is.”—Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune & Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Teashop
“Hustlers meets The Vow—a twistier, slightly darker, millennial The Vow—in this funny and entertaining women’s fiction novel. Filled with hilarity, mystery and self-discovery, Siri, Who Am I? is a fun, enjoyable story that I consumed from beginning to end.”—Naima Simone, USA Today bestselling author of the WAGS series
“Wry and witty with surprising depth, Siri, Who Am I? is a satire of our Instagram-obsessed world, but it's also a sweet love story and an incisive look at one young woman's decision to change her life after it's been changed for her."—Katie Noah Gibson, Shelf Awareness
“This witty story checks all the boxes for readers looking for a sharp-edged, highly entertaining look at selfie culture, along with soupçon of romance.”—Shelf Awareness