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My Not So Perfect Life
From #1 bestselling author Sophie Kinsella comes a new novel that is part love story, part workplace comedy, and part witty critique on the judgments we make in a social-media obsessed culture.
Part love story, party workplace dramedy, and part witty critique on the false judgements we make in a social-media obsessed world, this is New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella’s most timely and sharply observed novel yet.
Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle - from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. The final, demeaning straw comes when Demeter makes her do her roots in the office. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts. Especially as she’s so desperate to make her dad proud.
Then, just as she’s finding her feet - not to mention a possible new romance - the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset, to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away…till Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejigged…. and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.
Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now, she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom which are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story of presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.
Story Locale: London and rural England
Publish Date: 02/07/2017
ISBN: 9780812998269, 081299826X