How Do You Like Me Now?
The Must Read Book of 2018
By Holly Bourne
The blisteringly funny, honest and fearless debut adult novel from bestselling author Holly Bourne.
A Stylist Must-Read & a Red Magazine Best Book of 2018
'It is so good! It is so honest about being a woman and all the things that are expected of us ... I enjoyed it very much.' MARIAN KEYES
'Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.'
Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?
There's no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. She's inspired millions of women to stick two fingers up at convention with her bestselling memoir, and she has the perfect relationship to boot.
But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.
Everyone around her is getting married and having babies, but her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about getting engaged. And when her best friend Dee - her plus one, the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in terrifying danger of being left behind.
When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.
It's time for Tori to practise what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.
'Truly a f***ing good novel' EVENING STANDARD
'Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs' RED
'Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves in this raw and very funny book; it'll resonate with anyone trying to convince themselves that sticking it out is better than being alone.' EMERALD STREET
What authors are saying about How Do You Like Me Now?:
'Funny, real and heartbreaking. I haven't been this obsessed with a book in years.' Lucy Vine
'Gave me all of the feelings ... this generation's Bridget Jones.' Carmel Harrington
'Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Kept me guessing (and hoping) to the last page' Roisin Meaney
'Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' Lucy Diamond
'Sublime, perfectly observed' Laura Jane Williams
What reviewers are saying:
'I f***king love this book. I was not expecting to feel so understood. I had to stop every page to fire off a quote to my best friend.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
'This book is everything - I was hooked from page one.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
'A laugh-out-loud read you will not want to put down... funny, relatable, honest and extremely addictive. 5***** 10/10' - Waterstones reviewer
'I can't get over how much I loved and appreciated this book... I needed to read this so badly. Holly speaks for me completely. The late-twenties/thirty-something's Cat Person.' - Netgalley, 5 stars
Holly Bourne is a bestselling author. She is passionate about gender equality and mental health. How Do You Like Me Now? is her debut adult novel.
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- Publication date:
31 May 2018
- Page count:
Hodder & Stoughton
It is so good! It is so honest about being a woman and all the things that are expected of us ... I enjoyed it very much. — Marian Keyes
Truly a f***ing good novel — Evening Standard
Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves in this raw and very funny book; it'll resonate with anyone trying to convince themselves that sticking it out is better than being alone. — Emerald Street
Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs — Red
There's a duality in reading things that are super relatable - it feels great to be heard, but also a little exposing. There's a little bit of that in Holly Bourne's latest novel, but nothing will stop you getting to the end...This novel is funny, touching and searingly honest — Grazia
Funny, real and incredibly relatable — Culturefly
Honest and unflinching — Stylist
Hilarious and painfully true — Grazia
I haven't been this obsessed with a book in years. It's painfully funny, real, but also heartbreaking. Get this book now or be the loser who can't join in when everyone else is talking about it. — Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
'A smart, witty and perceptive novel; Bourne is razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' — Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The House of New Beginnings
Sure to resonate with anyone navigating the emotional minefield of their thirties — Red Online
Sublime, perfectly observed — Laura Jane Williams, Ice Cream for Breakfast
'This novel is sharply observant about the issues in young women's lives today - feminism, relationships, mental health and motherhood - and it is very, very funny. — Bookseller
Holly Bourne's first novel for adults is a cracker — Netgalley's Top Ten Books for June 2018
Perfectly addresses the storm of emotions you go through as a young woman, growing up in a world where you need to have the best boyfriend, best career and best group of friends (and it's all got to be displayed beautifully across your social media profiles.) — BBC New Online
Authentic, funny and utterly relatable; this book gave me all of the feelings. This generation's Bridget Jones! — Carmel Harrington, author of The Woman at 72 Derry Lane
Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Bourne's pacy narrative kept me guessing (and hoping)to the last page. — Roisin Meaney, author of The Reunion