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Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction

Author: Nina Stibbe
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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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'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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"Originally published in Great Britain by Viking, March 2019"--Title page verso.

Bertrams Buyer's Notes:

An irreverent, funny and warm story set in 1980. A young woman moves from the village to Leicester to take up a position as a dental assistant, contending with potential lovers, a boss with unpleasant attitudes and her mother's novel. Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.