Not Working (Paperback)Lisa Owens (author)
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Now and again we all lie awake wondering what on earth we're doing with our lives . . . don't we?
Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn't have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks -- and maybe then her mother would start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solution to life's problems only arises when you stop looking for it . . .
'Warmth and wit leaps off the pages . . . sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny'
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 19 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 *
Get ready to LOL at Not Working, the dazzling debut from Lisa Owens * Look *
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, lovable and flawed, Claire is a super narrator that readers will easily connect with . . . at once universal and unique * Irish Times *
Hilarious . . . captures modern life with such pinpoint accuracy that it echoes the Bridget Jones's Diary phenomenon . . . funny, perceptive and entertaining * Daily Express *
Imagine the diaries of Adrian Mole as written by the lovechild of Bridget Jones and Dorothy Parker . . . So good, so funny, so of its time * Red *
Warm-hearted, clever . . . rich in humour and piercing insight * Metro *
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