#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the perfect adult coming-of-age story. Set in Glasgow, the novel draws us into Eleanor’s lonely existence with plenty of heart and charm. We laughed out loud at the 30-year-old heroine’s unapologetic social awkwardness, such as the cringeworthy moment she first goes for a bikini wax or when she offers up a packet of cheese slices from her fridge as a birthday gift. An unlikely alliance with IT guy Ray leads Eleanor to a series of firsts (first haircut, first party)—but her escape from self-imposed exile isn’t without some painful and poignant plot twists.
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Deeply touching novel
I started this book, (as it was the months choice for my church book club), with some hesitation, thinking it wasn’t the type of material I would be interested in. So I was surprised to realize the further I got into her story, the more attached I became to Miss. Oliphant and Raymond. I loved her innermost thoughts, judgements and psycho babble chatter. It made me giggle out loud. Then, needing to know what happened to her made it difficult to put the book down.
In reality, she is a person that I probably wouldn’t have given much time, thought or attention to. That made me sad..... and forced me rethink how we treat others in passing or in the work place. Kindness, honesty, love, acceptance, sacrifice, service. All characteristics of a good human being. We could all take lessons from Raymond.
Quirky and Heartwarming
This book is a quick read that is full of quirky humor and emotional upheaval about transformation and growth of an individual woman. All of which is mixed in with a mystery and some surprising twists! Has that peaked your interest? Will not be sorry you opened!
I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was so...smart. The heroine’s voice is funny, engaging, and a window into the mind and coping mechanisms of a person who has endured personal tragedy and abuse. A poignant reminder of the necessity of human connection and compassion. Loved every second.