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My Not So Perfect Life Audiobook

My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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 best sellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.

©2017 Sophie Kinsella (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Katie is a winning heroine.... Kinsella creates characters that are well-rounded, quirky, and a complete joy to read." (Kirkus Reviews)

"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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    Rae Washington State, USA 02-19-17
    Rae Washington State, USA 02-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok. Full Disclosure:"

    What a welcome reprieve from nasty world politics. Loved this chance to escape into a new Sophie novel. Very different from her other novels, but still full of great wit and loveable characters. Switched my schedule up today and did a bunch of cooking and cleaning just so I could play this audiobook. Highly recommend for a lovely escape.

    33 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Robyn 02-15-17
    Robyn 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another winner by Sophie Kinsella!"

    I have never been disappointed by any of Sophie kinsella books. This book was just as wonderful as all the others and I enjoyed every minute listening to it. I just finished it and I'm wanting to read it again immediately... Just in case I missed something. The narrator did a wonderful job, as well. I always know that I will be entertained while listening to a book or reading a book written by Sophie Kinsella!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    J and H San Francisco 02-16-17
    J and H San Francisco 02-16-17 Member Since 2015

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    "another winner"

    like most of Ms. Kinsella's books this built wonderful momentum and had me laughing out loud. while listening to the last chapter I had to put down my computer, I couldn't do anything else but Focus

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 02-12-17
    Lisa 02-12-17 Member Since 2012
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    "She did it again!!!"

    Whenever I am bored with life all I have to do is pick up a Sophie Kinsella book! Always a fun time!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    RENEE ROSSI 05-04-17
    RENEE ROSSI 05-04-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Somewhat disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Sophie Kinsella, but this book was not a win for me. I did finish it, but at times I didn't feel connected to the book. It was drawn out. I did enjoy the beginning, there were definitely some laugh out loud moments, but not enough to save this book for me.

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    E.S 04-13-17
    E.S 04-13-17
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    "Charming story that takes you out of your day"

    It's a fun story, great for taking you out of your day. It's not the most deep book, but it's entertaining and has some wise tidbits throughout . I listened to it within a couple if days as it just kind of sucks you in.
    The narrator does a great job. She has a pleasant voice, let's the emotion shine through and let's you imagine what is happening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna 05-01-17
    Anna 05-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Kinsella all the same?"

    I purchased "Can you keep a Secret" and enjoyed the lighthearted characters so I decided to carry on with Kinsella and try this one out. IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME! Mousy, young lead character who wishes to climb up the corporate ladder and is invisible to her peers....meets high powered, rich handsome boss and subsequently their on/off ; love/hate relationship ensues. Absolutely ridiculous how this is the exact same story and I won't be listening to any more of her books. Very disappointed

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    Sonia 04-23-17
    Sonia 04-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "lighthearted fun read"

    read story, good narrator. all likeable characters and plot. good beach or travelling read. will recommend.

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    Sharon sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 04-17-17
    Sharon sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 04-17-17
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    If you could sum up My Not So Perfect Life in three words, what would they be?

    A fun book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like all about her home away from the big city.


    Have you listened to any of Fiona Hardingham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and this was just as good as her others.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the part where they were having a drink. (The club)


    Any additional comments?

    I find all her books entertaining and the best books to listen to when driving:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany Bailey 04-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "so predictable but still had to finish"

    this book had me right from the start, but the main character just got so obnoxious in the middle (which I realize was part of the point). But, many of the "major" plot twists​ felt so predictable, yet I still felt the need to finish out the book (maybe it is because I'm driving across country and there wasn't much else to do).
    I also thought the book was a bit YA in certain areas

    Basically I wouldn't recommend or listen again, but because I did finish it, I kept the overall at 3 stars. so again, it wasn't horrible, but I would definitely pass.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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