Not Working (Hardback)Lisa Owens (author)
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"This book offers a form of catharsis for anyone who has felt that they are not quite doing their job right." The Financial Times.
"Not Working establishes Owens as a funny, perceptive and entertaining new writer." The Daily Express
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 222 x 142 x 26 mm
I love Not Working. As close to the tenderness and funniness and uniqueness of real life as books get. It makes me feel like I did when I found Adrian Mole decades ago . . . It's really very rare, and very special -- David Whitehouse, author of MOBILE LIBRARY
Not Working is absolutely brilliant. Insanely funny but also moving and true. Lisa Owens is one of those writers on whom nothing is lost -- Nathan Filer, author of THE SHOCK OF THE FALL
Pin-sharp, utterly addictive * Vogue *
A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation * Guardian *
Full of crackling, voice-of-a-generation observations * Glamour *
Sharp and funny . . . exquisitely nails the sensation of being the only one in a group of friends who can't work out what life is supposed to be about * Stylist *
As insightful about the contemporary dilemmas facing young professionals as it is sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny * Observer *
Piercingly observant and funny * Express *
Agenda-setting . . . Combining the honesty of Bridget Jones with the bang-on social observation of early Sex and the City, this nails it -- Sam Baker * The Pool *
If you're not trapped in the 9-5 office routine this is the book for you. If you're trapped in the 9-5 office routine and fantasising about quitting, this is the book for you. Lisa Owens' heroine, Claire Flannery, has been described as a very modern Bridget Jones. It's not a man that she's after, it's a job! Claire is funny, endearing and self-deprecating and her job-hunting sagas will strike a chord. If you're looking for a new job Not Working won't help you, but it will make you laugh out loud along the way. * Reader's Digest *
Get ready to LOL at Not Working, the dazzling debut from Lisa Owens * Look *
Very funny and very true, Owens totally nails that tricksy twentysomething period when you're yet to work out what the hell to do with your life * Glamour (10 Best Novels of 2016) *
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“Not Working is skilfully written, it's beautiful and it's so so honest. I love it.”
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