My Not So Perfect Life

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Katie’s life comes crashing down when she is sacked from her job, which forces her to move to Somerset and help her father with his glamping business. A dilemma presents itself when her former boss, along with her family, books a holiday with them.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Part love story, part workplace play, this sharply observed novel is a witty review of the false conclusions we make at a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling writer Sophie Kinsella has written her timely book nonetheless. Everywhere Katie Brenner seems, somebody else is living the life she longs for, especially her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is creative and brilliant, resides with her ideal family in a posh townhouse, also conveys the trendiest clothes. Katie's lifetime, meanwhile, is now a daily battle --from her gloomy leasing to her oddball flatmates into the stressed office politics she is attempting to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram articles, particularly as she is desperate to create her daddy proud. Then, as she is finding her toes --and of course a potential new love --the worst occurs. Katie is fired by demeter. Shattered but decided to remain optimistic, Katie retreats to her loved ones in Somerset to help them develop a holiday enterprise. London hasn't looked so far off --until Demeter abruptly ends up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and connections rejiggered, and as the bets to get Katie's future get greater, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a really meaningful life. Sophie Kinsella is famous for her brilliant, relatable characters along with her great storytelling presents. She returns with each the humor, warmth, and wisdom which are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to twist this new, contemporary narrative about presenting the ideal life once the reality is nowhere near the reality. "A sparkling, witty book about social networking and the tales we tell ourselves." --People (Book of the Week) "The spirit of the book concerns feminine friendship.... What ensues includes a bit of authentic wisdom [and] will meet Kinsella diehards in addition to new readers" --The Washington Post "You will relate root and hard tougher for Londoner Katie, whose quarterlife crisis feels much worse thanks to this Insta-perfect individuals all around her" --Cosmopolitan "A joy to see... Themes of friendship, love and living your authentic life grow into the very best." --USA Today "[There are ] lots of laugh-out-loud humorous moments in this feel-good book about social networking and private branding, and also the feverish realities supporting our ideal online lives" --Bustle "Pure escapist fun" --PopSugar I adored it." --Jojo Moyes "Katie is a winning heroine... . "Inspired by Katie's witty observations and many missteps as she tries to reconcile several elements of her individuality, this publication is satirical and amusing." --Publishers Weekly "Another outstanding book... a perfect mixture of fun, wildest minutes rounded out with a few deep-seated relationship and family problems." --Booklist

What makes this book stand out?

An enjoyable and light read that also talks about contemporary issues plaguing the society.

Read it for

The realistic and well-developed characters that are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone.

Don't read it for

The storyline is very predictable.

Brief about Author Sophie Kinsella