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Really Good, Actually (Hardback)

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Published: 17/01/2023
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Waterstones Says

The Schitt's Creek screenwriter delivers a side-splitting debut novel about a young divorcee stepping back into the world that fizzes with knockout one-liners and hilarious characters.

One of the most hotly anticipated, hilarious and addictive debut novels of 2023, from Schitt's Creek screenwriter and electric new voice in fiction, Monica Heisey.

I feel like when you get a divorce everyone's wondering how you ruined it all, what made you so unbearable to be with. If your husband dies, at least people feel bad for you.

Maggie's marriage has ended just 608 days after it started, but she's fine - she's doing really good, actually. Sure, she's alone for the first time in her life, can't afford her rent and her obscure PhD is going nowhere... but at the age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new status as a Surprisingly Young Divorcee ™.

Soon she's taking up 'sadness hobbies' and getting back out there, sex-wise, oversharing in the group chat and drinking with her high-intensity new divorced friend Amy. As Maggie throws herself headlong into the chaos of her first year of divorce, she finds herself questioning everything, including: Why do we still get married? Did I fail before I even got started? How many Night Burgers until I'm happy?

Laugh-out-loud funny, razor sharp and painfully relatable, Really Good, Actually is an irresistible debut novel about the uncertainties of modern love, friendship and happiness from a stunning new voice in fiction, Monica Heisey.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008511722
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Heisey’s adroit control of her narrative and wickedly funny turns of phrase mean Maggie can become monstrous as she flails from one disastrous choice to the next, but remains heartbreakingly relatable’ The Times ‘A smart and funny coming-of-divorce novel … with a likeable heroine to root for… full of millennial witticisms and reliably regular deadpan turns’ Guardian ‘Wise and funny … Heisey … announces herself not only as a comic literary voice who articulates the absurdity of finding yourself alone, again, but also as a deft satirist of the many ridiculous trappings of modern life’ Dazed ‘The book’s insistence on friendship being just as, if not more, important than romantic love is itself beautifully rendered… this book will be a balm’ i Newspaper ‘Wry, modern, self-deprecating’ Independent ‘Sharp and fast, the funniest book I’ve read in a long time’ Raven Leilani, author of Luster ‘You will fall in love with this protagonist and you will fall in love with Monica Heisey's writing. I couldn't put it down’ Dolly Alderton, author of All I Know About Love ‘An absolute effing delight … wildly funny and almost alarmingly relatable’ Marian Keyes, author of Again, Rachel ‘I absolutely loved it … Hilarious, heartwarming, wise’ Paula Hawkins, author of Slow Fire Burning 'A rare and delicious treat. Monica Heisey is a genius' Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful ‘Monica Heisey is one of the most exciting new voices in fiction’ Kirsty Capes, author of Careless ‘Heisey makes me laugh hard and often’ Rob Delaney ‘A smart, funny and warm debut with such a strong voice’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of Everyone Is Still Alive

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“Desperately funny..”

Our narrator is Maggie, recently divorced and starting to navigate life by herself. Without realising how this will affect her life Maggie finds herself alone, being judged by relationship status and the madness of... More

Hardback edition
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“Hilarious,”

We join Maggie at the end of her relationship as she embarks on a different and challenging new life. The author creates a very authentic story with a mixture of irony and humour to engage the reader. Very well done... More

Hardback edition
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@nickbor

“Really funny, actually!”

I was drawn to this book after seeing that Monica Heisey has written for Schitt's Creek, a wonderful and funny sitcom, and hoped that that humour would translate to the page. Thankfully, Heisey debut novel is... More

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