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More Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up: The WTF AM I DOING NOW? Follow Up to the Runaway Bestseller (Confessions, 2)

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Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. With thanks to Netgalley,Alexandra Potter and Pan MacMillan for my chance to read and review this book. ALEXANDRA POTTER is the bestselling author of numerous bestselling novels, including CONFESSIONS OF A FORTY-SOMETHING F**K UP which is now the basis of a major TV series.

Nell, the narrator, is quite a different character from Bridget Jones and this novel has quite a different tone. Life is not all fun and games – ‘you can’t hide forever’The Pandemic is over and social get-togethers are once more allowed (yes, there will be a few novels about the Pandemic - before, during and after).Amid the laughter, tears, and unexpected turns, the author masterfully tackles deeper themes with sensitivity, giving the characters depth and authenticity. The new Bridget Jones for our times' – Celia Walden, Telegraph'The story of Nell Stevens’ struggle through her imperfect, messy life doesn’t just make brilliant fiction, it’s turning into a cultural revolution! The up and down of this sequence almost let me lose hope again, esp when her friends' marriage encountered all kinds of problems. No one is interested in seeing your misery but for some people whose lives aren’t perfect (and by that, I mean everyone), it sometimes feels that those heavily curated posts suggest everyone has it good except…. She learns not only that ‘while broken hearts heal…you never forget’, but also the need to be true to yourself.

Nell has to navigate choppy waters during these twelve months, with one friend seriously unwell, ‘you can’t worry someone well’, says Cricket wisely; another contemplating divorce – oh, and another. The novel explores society’s attitude to age, to women, to parenthood and loss, to family and relationships – of all kinds –and the importance of friendships and of talking. Nell reaches out to her great friend Cricket as well as her eclectic group of narried friends, all offering their own thoughts. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.Galvenokārt man ne līdz galam patika tas, ka viss Penelopes un Edvarda attiecībās notika tādā kā paātrinājumā. I really enjoyed this book and I felt like I can really connect with Nell as she tries to navigate life in her forties. Yorkshire born and raised, Alexandra lived for several years in LA before settling in London with her Californian husband and their Bosnian rescue dog. I also love all of Nell's friends that are all going through their own stuff but come together in a mad group and Edward too I really love their relationship it all felt real not like a Hollywood relationship but one with all the nitry gritty bits no one talks about. I thought SOD IT myself this morning as I ditched ‘a bit of a sleeve’ and let the bingo wings out and proud on my forty something own body!

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