Really Good, Actually

Rating 3.7
10h 13min
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Description of the book

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

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Length Audiobook:

10h 13min

Language::

English

Published::

17/01/2023

Publisher Audiobook::

HarperCollins UK

ISBN Audiobook::

9780008511753

What others think

Reviews of Really Good, Actually

A light read

Juli

Upbeat look at the pain of divorce. Main character is self absorbed at first, but that feels deliberate. Good read for someone upset about a breakup, I imagine. Engaging for the rest of us.

Amanda

Love Julia whelan, she’s always spot on on her narrations. Unfortunately this book as not that great, I found the main character very unlikeable and just insufferable. I think the author was trying for quirky/funny, but this missed the mark for me

Joana

A moany type book, has some funny moments but not enough.

Robyn