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My not so perfect life: a novel
(Audio CD)

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Published:
New york : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2017.
Format:
Audio CD
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
Broadneck Library - Audiobooks
(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (K)
Crofton Library - Audiobooks
(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (K)
Severn Library - Audiobooks
(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (K)
Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet. Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie's life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle--from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she's trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud. Then, just as she's finding her feet--not to mention a possible new romance--the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family's farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away--until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie's future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life. Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth. Praise for My Not So Perfect Life "A sparkling, witty novel about social media and the stories we tell ourselves." -- People (Book of the Week) "The soul of this book concerns female friendship. . . . What ensues has a touch of real wisdom [and] will satisfy Kinsella diehards as well as new readers." --The Washington Post "You'll relate hard and root harder for Londoner Katie, whose quarterlife crisis feels even worse thanks to the Insta-perfect people all around her." -- Cosmopolitan "A joy to read . . . Themes of friendship, love and living your true life rise to the top." --USA Today "[There are ] many laugh-out-loud hilarious moments in this feel-good novel about social media and personal branding, and the hectic realities behind our perfect online lives." -- Bustle "Pure escapist fun." -- PopSugar "Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter. I loved it." --Jojo Moyes "Katie is a winning heroine. . . . Kinsella creates characters that are well-rounded, quirky, and a complete joy to read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Driven by Katie's witty observations and numerous missteps as she attempts to reconcile various aspects of her identity, this novel is smartly satirical and entertaining." -- Publishers Weekly "Another outstanding novel . . . a perfect combination of fun, laughable moments rounded out with some deep-seated family and relationship issues." -- Booklist
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Language:
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ISBN:
9780399568329

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Title from container.
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Compact disc.
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In container (17 cm.).
Description
When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unnannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Kinsella, S. (2017). My not so perfect life: a novel. Unabridged. New york : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kinsella, Sophie. 2017. My Not so Perfect Life: A Novel. New york : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kinsella, Sophie, My Not so Perfect Life: A Novel. New york : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kinsella, Sophie. My Not so Perfect Life: A Novel. Unabridged. New york : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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