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Reasons to be Cheerful By Nina Stibbe

Reasons to be Cheerful

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"Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, March 2019"--Title page verso.
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Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction by Nina Stibbe

'Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish' Marian Keyes

'I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful in one glorious gulp' Caitlin Moran
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Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother. But, if Lizzie thinks being independent means sex with her boyfriend (he prefers bird-watching), strict boundaries (her boss keeps using her loo) or self-respect (surely only actual athletes get fungal foot infections?) she's still got a lot more growing up to do.
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***Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction***
***Longlisted for the Comedy Women In Print Prize***

'This made me laugh and broke my heart . . . Stibbe is one of the all time greats' Daisy Buchanan

'Stibbe is one of the great comic writers of our time' Irish Times

'Pitch perfect vintage comedy' Guardian

'Lives up to its title' Sunday Times

'Joyful. Stibbe's comedy probes what it means to become an adult' Daily Telegraph

'The literary love child of Victoria Wood and Alan Bennett...this is pure laughing gas' Mail on Sunday

'Loved it! I so love Lizzie. She is brave and kind and funny and totally original . . . I couldn't have liked it more (as I think Noel Coward said.)' Katie Fforde

'Another great from Nina Stibbe' Kathy Burke

'Very few writers can find the delicate balance between heartbreak and hilarity like Nina Stibbe' Red Magazine

'Comedy gold . . . Reasons To Be Cheerful is just the read you need right now' Stylist

'Nina Stibbe is an author of such effortless wit that she could turn a shopping list into a bestseller' Women and Home

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Pitch perfect vintage comedy * Guardian *
Lives up to its title * Sunday Times *
My friends, you will UTTERLY ADORE Nina Stibbe's latest novel Reasons To Be Cheerful . . .It is SO SO funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish -- Marian Keyes

Stibbe's comedy probes what it means to become an adult, and how we form our financial, sexual, moral and political selves

* Daily Telegraph *
So dense with amusing detail that I thought about holding the book upside down to see if any extra funny bits might spill from the creases between the page * New York Times *
I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful last night in one GLORIOUS gulp and it's SUCH a joy - Nina Stibbe turns out more perfect, sharp, unique sentences than anyone else in the game. It just CARTWHEELS -- Caitlin Moran
If you loved Adrian Mole you'll adore Lizzie Vogel . . . quirky and witty, it also packs an emotional punch * Sun *
Comedy gold . . . Reasons To Be Cheerful is just the read you need right now, seamlessly weaving together the big themes of life with charm and warmth * Stylist *
Reasons to be Cheerful's tone has been compared to Sue Townsend's but I could haul in Alan Bennett, Barbara Pym and even Jane Austen . . . she writes brilliantly * The Times *
The true heir to Sue Townsend -- Caitlin Moran
Full of comedy, but with moving themes of loss and grief, it's an utterly charming coming of age story. A reason to be cheerful indeed * Sunday Mirror *
A joyfully meandering, episodic novel that probes what it means to become an adult * Daily Telegraph *
Very few writers can find the delicate balance between heartbreak and hilarity like Nina Stibbe * Red Magazine *
This made me laugh and broke my heart, it's a gorgeous, profound, tender book about growing up and discovering that other humans are charming, obnoxious, enlightening and odd. I think Stibbe is one of the all time greats -- Daisy Buchanan
Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish -- Marian Keyes
'Nina Stibbe is an author of such effortless wit that she could turn a shopping list into a bestseller' -- Isabelle Broom * Women and Home *
Loved it! I so love Lizzie. She is brave and kind and funny and totally original . . . I couldn't have liked it more (as I think Noel Coward said.) -- Katie Fforde
A wonderfully funny novel . . . Nina Stibbe is still on sparkling form. * Oldie *
There's a strong Sue Townsend/Alan Bennett flavour to it all . . . funny and sweet * Daily Mail *
An idiosyncratic, bittersweet coming-of-age tale that certainly justifies its title * Kirkus *

About Nina Stibbe


Nina Stibbe was born in Leicester. She is the author of two works of non-fiction - Love, Nina and An Almost Perfect Christmas - and three novels: Man at the Helm, Paradise Lodge, and Reasons to be Cheerful, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2019. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards and in 2016 was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC series starring Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham-Carter. She lives in Cornwall.

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Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction by Nina Stibbe
Nina Stibbe
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2020-01-02
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0241974984
9780241974988
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.