Really Good, Actually Really Good, Actually

Really Good, Actually

    • 3.7 • 329 Ratings
    • £3.49
    • £3.49

Publisher Description

THE NO. 2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Times Popular Fiction Book of the Year

‘A heartbreaker of a book’ THE TIMES

'Alarmingly relatable' MARIAN KEYES

‘Hilarious and profound’ DOLLY ALDERTON

The hottest debut novel of 2023 from Schitt’s Creek and Smothered screenwriter and an Observer debut author of the year, Monica Heisey.

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 and 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 Divorcée™.

As Maggie throws herself headlong into the chaos of her first year of divorce, she soon finds herself questioning everything, including: Why do we still get married? Did I fail before I even got started? And how many 4am delivery burgers do I need to eat until I am happy?

Really Good, Actually is an irresistible debut novel about the uncertainties of modern love, friendship and happiness.

'Hilarious, heart-warming, wise' PAULA HAWKINS

‘Heisey makes me laugh hard and often’ ROB DELANEY

‘A Sex and The City for social media-obsessed millennials … Irresistible’ METRO

‘Wry, modern, self-deprecating’ INDEPENDENT

‘One of the most talked-about releases for 2023’ EVENING STANDARD

About the author

Monica Heisey is an author and television writer from Toronto, now based in London, UK. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Cut, Vogue, the Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She was previously an Editor at Large at Broadly. Her first book, an acerbic collection of essays called I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, was published in Canada by indie Red Deer Press. She has written on shows including Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms, Baroness von Sketch Show and Gary and his Demons.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
17 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fourth Estate
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

edenbiersack ,

Heartfelt and honest

I throughly enjoyed this book, it’s one of them that makes you slow down and be grateful for all the things we do have. I thought Maggie was great and I loved following her journey of falling in love with life again. Ignore the bad reviews it was fab

Coolage33 ,

Good for people that have been divorced…

… but no relevance to people that haven’t. It felt like a really long book without a plot and could’ve been condensed into a few pages. But clearly a really clever writer who did a good job.

lucy fudge ,

A great read

Laugh out loud funny and relatable

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