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Lol, tears and frankly hallelujah to this book and the first for saying out loud what has been in my head for years! I read the first book out of curiosity due to the title - I was approaching the big 40 and discovering that apparently there are life-goals that we are supposed to achieve. Life, like us, is a sum of moving parts, and if we're lucky, we get to keep f**king up, figuring it out and laughing in the face of it all. I admit I winced when I weighed this thick tome in my hands and I raised my eyebrows at the title but I really didn’t need to.

I really enjoyed this book and I felt like I can really connect with Nell as she tries to navigate life in her forties.

There is humour – plenty of it - and some irreverence, but there are also moments of poignancy and it is more thought-provoking between the laughter. I didn’t post a photo from the day at Saltburn-by-Sea when the sea fret was so thick we sat at the waterfront café, muffled up to the eyebrows, looking at a grey blur because we couldn’t actually see the water. I like that this is a realistic and relatable book with characters that are experiencing the same problems as all the rest of us. instead of Nell just writing an obituary column and interviewing a family member to do so as the book has it, in the show she can see and talk to the dead people.

A novel for any woman who wonders how the hell she got here, and why life isn't quite how she imagined it was going to be. Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh, and it might even make you cry. No one is interested in seeing your misery but for some people whose lives aren’t perfect (and by that, I mean everyone), it sometimes feels that those heavily curated posts suggest everyone has it good except…. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Nell continues to navigate her forties, feeling like a failure, mourning the life she left behind and trying to move forwards but something is holding her back and in this novel she has to face that.As heartfelt and hilarious as the bestselling first novel, Nell discovers that there’s no such thing as having it all figured out. It still touched on a number of themes and had the same funny, lighthearted humour sprinkled in with some more heartfelt moments that I’ve come to love about Alexandra Potter’s writing but the plot was not as strong. I’ve done it myself: posted the photo of four smiling faces with a ‘what a lovely day with besties – and so lucky with the weather. I hate to say it but I think Potter was riding the wave of the success of the first book from her adoring fans but sometimes it’s best to know when to leave well enough alone. Nell’s life seems to be going as planned for once, she survived the Covid lockdowns, she’s getting married, she’s still busy writing obituaries, her friends are ok and her frenemy Annabel isn’t giving her such a hard time lately… That is until everything seems to fall apart again.

but as the Prologue makes clear, this is ‘a book about a messy life in a world of perfect Instagram ones’ and I think we can all relate to that. With grateful thanks to NetGalley, Pan MacMillan and Alexandra Potter for my advance ebook in exchange for an honest review.I don't know if there will be anymore in this series, but if she does decide to continue it, I can guarantee that this bookworm will be reading it. Alexandra Potter is the bestselling author of romantic comedy fiction novels in the UK, including Me and Mr Darcy. I've said it before that I'm not overly fond of books that talk about the pandemic, as I want escapism, I don't want to read about something I lived through.

There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.Celia Walden, Telegraph The story of Nell Stevens’ struggle through her imperfect, messy life doesn’t just make brilliant fiction, it’s turning into a cultural revolution! By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. More of all the fabulous characters plus some delightful new ones, this book is funny and moving in equal measure.

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