Screenwriter, Novelist

All Our Wrong Todays

There's no such thing as the life you're supposed to have...

All Our Wrong Todays



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The book trailer for All Our Wrong Todays, because that's a thing now apparently.

You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? 

Well, it happened. In 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.

Except Tom Barren just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside-down. Blindsided and heartbroken by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.

But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and—maybe, just maybe—his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be. 

Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is a page-turning delight.
— Maria Semple, bestselling author of "Where'd You Go Bernadette?" and "Today Will Be Different"
A clever concept that Mastai executes to perfection. An absolute joy to read.
— V.E. Schwab, bestselling author of "A Darker Shade Magic"
A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist.
— Jonathan Tropper, bestselling author of "This Is Where I Leave You"
A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity’s future.
— Andy Weir, bestselling author of "The Martian"
As a novelist, I hate Elan Mastai for writing a perfect book. As a reader, I couldn’t be more grateful.
— Ron Currie, author of "Everything Matters!" and "The One-Eyed Man"
Time travel bends our minds, and in the right hands it can tickle our funny bones. All Our Wrong Todays is a twisty, provocative, creative tale of one person at the center of multiple branching timelines. It’s an extremely enjoyable way to get yourself thinking about our world and the ways it could be very different.
— Sean Carroll, author of "The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself"