Hilarious and painfully true
The most perceptive book I have ever read about the female interior
'This is a deeply feminist novel that questions whether the competitive nature of social media is breeding a lifestyle conformism among women that can only limit their freedom and their happiness. It is also, almost line by line, wincingly funny'
Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Bourne's pacy narrative kept me guessing (and hoping)to the last page.
Honest and unflinching
Well-written, genuinely funny and movingly honest. It could be a life-changing read for many.
Tori is surely the Bridget Jones of our times
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
Truly a f***ing good novel
Sure to resonate with anyone navigating the emotional minefield of their thirties
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.
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.
Brutally honest, appallingly funny and very moving - so accurate on the female interior, and the loneliness life in the public gaze. I want to read everything Holly Bourne has written now
Funny, astute, bitingly honest, it's a genuine triumph
Cheerfully plunders all that can be plundered from a young woman's quest for life in the 'fast line'
Authentic, funny and utterly relatable; this book gave me all of the feelings. This generation's Bridget Jones!
'A smart, witty and perceptive novel; Bourne is razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception'
Funny, real and incredibly relatable
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.
A very funny novel that lives up to its hype
Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs
Mordantly funny, flinchingly well-observed... A smart, zeitgeisty, and caustically funny read, it has characters you root for. More than that, however, Bourne holds a mirror up to contemporary aspiration, deftly probing the dissonant dualism between the shinier selves projected online and people's offline reality.
Brutally honest but charmingly funny
Holly Bourne nails the pressures that young women face and captures that feeling of teetering on the edge of 30 and still not knowing what you want from life. It's funny and sad in equal measures'
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.)
Sublime, perfectly observed
Will strike a chord with anyone who worries about their relationship with social media, feels like they're being left behind by their friends or is wrangling with the pressures of being in, or out, of a partnership in their 30s. Buy it for your best mate whose boyfriend isn't good enough for her, your recently dumped sister or just for yourself if you're feeling a little 'what the hell?' about your fourth decade; you'll all take something from it
Identifiable, heart-breaking and wickedly funny. I'd say this is one of my favourite books of the year
Injected with such reality it can't help but be hilarious
It speaks so many truths about being a woman in your thirties; friendships, love and what a fickle beast social media can be.
'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.