Reasons to be Cheerful
  • Reasons to be Cheerful

  • Nina Stibbe

    <h2>IN 2019 WE ALL NEED . . . REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL</h2>

    It is 1980. Lizzie Vogel is eighteen and about to learn some vital lessons about adult life:

    1. How to deal with your boss
    (when he is a racist, sexist, slightly incompetent dentist who is obsessed with joining the freemasons)

    2. How to live alone
    (when your first flat comes with the job but the boss insists on using your toilet)

    3. How to seduce your first boyfriend
    (when he might prefer birdwatching and you must wear socks and sandals due to a case of recurring athlete's foot)

    Will Lizzie become an independent woman or will she be forced to return home to her alcoholic,
    novel-writing mother (which might actually be the better option after all)?


    'The true heir to Sue Townsend' Caitlin Moran

Nina Stibbe was born in Leicester. She is the author of two works of non-fiction - Love, Nina and An Almost Perfect Christmas - and two novels: Man at the Helm and Paradise Lodge, both of which were shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Love, Nina won Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards and in 2016 was adapted by Nick Hornby into a BBC series starring Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham-Carter. She lives in Cornwall.