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Really Good, Actually: Treat yourself to the hilarious Sunday Times bestselling debut novel of 2023 this New Year (original: 2023; edição: 2023)

de Monica Heisey (Autor)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Very funny??think Bridget Jones meets 'Broad City'. . . . Heisey is making a career out of guiding characters through the kinds of crises we can laugh at and sympathize with all at once, while upending enough rom-com tropes to keep things interesting." ?? Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times

"One of the most hilarious and barbed accounts of unexpectedly starting over I've ever read. . . . If you've ever felt lost and hoped that it was leading towards wisdom, Really Good, Actually is your novel." ?? Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetbitter

Recommended by Los Angeles Times ? Washington Post ? GQ ? Elle ? Good Morning America ? People ? Guardian ? The Times ? E! News Online ? The Globe and Mail ? Toronto Star ? The Week ? New York Post ? Shondaland ? and many more!

A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman's messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey

Maggie is fine. She's doing really good, actually. Sure, she's broke, her graduate thesis on something obscure is going nowhere, and her marriage only lasted 608 days, but at the ripe old age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new life as a Surprisingly Young Divorcée?.

Now she has time to take up nine hobbies, eat hamburgers at 4 am, and "get back out there" sex-wise. With the support of her tough-loving academic advisor, Merris; her newly divorced friend, Amy; and her group chat (naturally), Maggie barrels through her first year of single life, intermittently dating, occasionally waking up on the floor and asking herself tough questions along the way.

Laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sharp observations, Really Good, Actually is a tender and bittersweet comedy that lays bare the uncertainties of modern love, friendship, and our search for that thing we like to call "happiness". This is a remarkable debut from an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

"A prime example of how a storyteller's voice can pull you right in and keep you clinging to every sentence. . . . This is a book I will give to my closest girlfriends and say, 'You have to read this.'" ?? Zibby Owens, GoodMorningAmerica.com

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Título:Really Good, Actually: Treat yourself to the hilarious Sunday Times bestselling debut novel of 2023 this New Year
Autores:Monica Heisey (Autor)
Informação:Fourth Estate (2023), Edition: 1, 384 pages
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Really Good, Actually de Monica Heisey (2023)

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I just did not enjoy this at all. The author has written for shows like Schitt’s Creek and Working Moms so I expected harsh and kinda gross sarcasm and humor, but as much as I like those shows, when condensed into a book, it’s like Pure Vanilla extract…I love it and put more than called for in every baking recipe, but drinking the whole bottle at once…well…that was a bit much. ( )
  snewell2 | Jun 24, 2024 |
Nothing too deep but consistently amusing, sometimes laugh out loud. ( )
1 vote oldblack | Apr 17, 2024 |
Being a very recent divorcee, I thought that this book would be something I could relate to and understand in a deeper way; however, it made me cringe. The book was basically one woman’s neurotic word vomit at how she was too young to be getting divorced at 29/30! She had many friends and they just stood back and watched this happen and never thought she needed serious intervention. I don’t know, but it was wayyy over the top especially since it went on for almost a year! This was the entire book and that’s it!

I listened to the audiobook and I think that was the only thing that helped propel me to finish. Julia Whelen was the narrator and she is my favorite. I gave it 2.5 stars for the audio portion. It would have been a dnf if not. ( )
  GeauxGetLit | May 27, 2023 |
Couldn't read past page 25, not my style at all about a self indulgent life, hopefully she'll find herself?? ( )
  ChrisGreenDog | Apr 30, 2023 |
When I saw this book in B&N, and saw her sad, manic face on the cover I instantly thought "I can relate". I didn't pick it up right away, but 45 minutes later when I was about to check out, I went back and grabbed her.

It was like going to a pet shelter. I didn't choose her. She chose me.

I loved every second reading this book. I wish it would have never ended. But that's kinda selfish because that would doom Maggie to a lifetime of being miserable and never finding happiness. (But I still kind wish...). I laughed out loud so much. Literally LOL-ing. I never ACTUALLY LOL. LOL is a state of mind, not an actual thing people do. Unless, it turns out, you're reading this book.

I posted on my IG stories that I was reading this book and Monica Heisey shared it and I felt manic about it in the same way I feel like Maggie would have. Is that what the kids call "meta"? ( )
  sublunarie | Mar 17, 2023 |
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I can describe the audiobook version of "Really Good, Actually" as a reader's treat. The narrator really brought Maggie to life, stressing her internal monologue and adding depth and richness to the story. If you're an audiobook fan, this is a definite must for you.

This book is a great read for anyone wanting a book that is both funny and touching... and if this sounds appealing, the best news is that there are recommendations throughout, from the author.

In this book you are following Maggie, who is going through a crushing break-up. This novel about heartbreak, self-discovery and growing up is a laugh-out-loud but surprisingly relatable read. Heisey has a sharp pen that makes the drama of modern relationships and the process of self-understanding feel very real.

I think the brunt of the story's power comes from the characters. Maggie's internal monologue is self-deprecating and wise, which makes the reader want to be her friend. Heisey delivers humor where you'd expect it, and then pleasantly surprises you with reflective pieces about Maggie experiencing something that makes her feel real or vulnerable. This book works because it never sits still for long and continuously raises the stakes.
 

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"Very funny??think Bridget Jones meets 'Broad City'. . . . Heisey is making a career out of guiding characters through the kinds of crises we can laugh at and sympathize with all at once, while upending enough rom-com tropes to keep things interesting." ?? Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times

"One of the most hilarious and barbed accounts of unexpectedly starting over I've ever read. . . . If you've ever felt lost and hoped that it was leading towards wisdom, Really Good, Actually is your novel." ?? Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetbitter

Recommended by Los Angeles Times ? Washington Post ? GQ ? Elle ? Good Morning America ? People ? Guardian ? The Times ? E! News Online ? The Globe and Mail ? Toronto Star ? The Week ? New York Post ? Shondaland ? and many more!

A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman's messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey

Maggie is fine. She's doing really good, actually. Sure, she's broke, her graduate thesis on something obscure is going nowhere, and her marriage only lasted 608 days, but at the ripe old age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new life as a Surprisingly Young Divorcée?.

Now she has time to take up nine hobbies, eat hamburgers at 4 am, and "get back out there" sex-wise. With the support of her tough-loving academic advisor, Merris; her newly divorced friend, Amy; and her group chat (naturally), Maggie barrels through her first year of single life, intermittently dating, occasionally waking up on the floor and asking herself tough questions along the way.

Laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sharp observations, Really Good, Actually is a tender and bittersweet comedy that lays bare the uncertainties of modern love, friendship, and our search for that thing we like to call "happiness". This is a remarkable debut from an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

"A prime example of how a storyteller's voice can pull you right in and keep you clinging to every sentence. . . . This is a book I will give to my closest girlfriends and say, 'You have to read this.'" ?? Zibby Owens, GoodMorningAmerica.com

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