Really Good, Actually (Paperback)Monica Heisey (author)
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.
Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for October 2023
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?
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'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.' - The Guardian
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