Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up (Paperback)

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Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up (Paperback)


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The funniest WTF AM I DOING?! novel of the year, now in paperback

"The new Bridget Jones for our Covid-ridden times" - Telegraph

Nell Stevens’ life is a mess.

When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, Nell’s happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she’s been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her to rent a room in a stranger’s house, and in a world of perfect Instagram lives, she feels like a f*ck up. Even worse, a forty-something f*ck-up.

But when she lands a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the fabulous Cricket, an eighty-something widow with challenges of her own, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Together they begin to help each other heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of the lives they had planned, and push each other into new adventures and unexpected joys.

Because Nell is determined. Next year things are going to be very different. It's time to turn her life around.

A book for anyone who’s ever worried life isn’t going to plan, Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh and it might even make you cry. But most importantly, it will remind you that you're not alone, because we’re all in this together.

Time to fall in love with your life.

Alexandra Potter is the bestselling author of eleven romantic comedy fiction novels. These titles have sold in twenty-two territories and achieved worldwide sales of more than one million copies (making the bestseller charts in the UK, US, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Serbia).

Yorkshire born and raised, Alex currently lives in South-West London with Mr. California and their Bosnian rescue dog and when she’s not spending time writing or traveling, she’s spending far too much time on Instagram being reminded that she should be exercising regularly, drinking enough water, practicing mindfulness, and feeling blessed.

Product Details ISBN: 9781529022803
ISBN-10: 1529022800
Publisher: Pan
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English
'Nell’s journey to mid-life happiness is hilarious, moving and filled with cleareyed wisdom about what it means to be a woman of any age, proving that the best happy ever afters come when you fall in love with life.'  Lucy Dillon, author, A Hundred Pieces of Me

'I loved this book so much. It’s very funny and painfully true. Confessions of a Forty-Something F*ck Up is perfect comfort reading for anyone who thinks life isn’t working out as they want it too, whether they’re forty, fourteen or eighty-four.'  Chrissie Manby, author, Getting Over Mr. Right

'Say hello to a book that will have you laughing with every page, whether you're 20, 40 or 80' - Heat

'Brilliant! Laughing out loud' - Emma Gannon, author, Olive


'Funny but layered, light-hearted but surprisingly deep, this is a perfect and inspiring new year read' - Red