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How Do You Like Me Now?: the hilarious and searingly honest novel everyone is talking about Paperback – 12 June 2018
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It is so good! It is so honest about being a woman and all the things that are expected of us ... I enjoyed it very much. -- Marian Keyes
Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves in this raw and very funny book; it'll resonate with anyone trying to convince themselves that sticking it out is better than being alone. ― Emerald Street
The most perceptive book I have ever read about the female interior -- Dolly Alderton, The High Low Podcast
Injected with such reality it can't help but be hilarious ― Times
Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs ― Red
There's a duality in reading things that are super relatable - it feels great to be heard, but also a little exposing. There's a little bit of that in Holly Bourne's latest novel, but nothing will stop you getting to the end...This novel is funny, touching and searingly honest ― Grazia
Funny, real and incredibly relatable ― Culturefly
It speaks so many truths about being a woman in your thirties; friendships, love and what a fickle beast social media can be. -- Clemmie Hooper
Honest and unflinching ― Stylist
Hilarious and painfully true ― Grazia
Identifiable, heart-breaking and wickedly funny. I'd say this is one of my favourite books of the year -- Giovanna Fletcher
I haven't been this obsessed with a book in years. It's painfully funny, real, but also heartbreaking. Get this book now or be the loser who can't join in when everyone else is talking about it. -- Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
'A smart, witty and perceptive novel; Bourne is razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' -- Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The House of New Beginnings
Sure to resonate with anyone navigating the emotional minefield of their thirties ― Red Online
Sublime, perfectly observed -- Laura Jane Williams, Ice Cream for Breakfast
'This novel is sharply observant about the issues in young women's lives today - feminism, relationships, mental health and motherhood - and it is very, very funny. ― Bookseller
Authentic, funny and utterly relatable; this book gave me all of the feelings. This generation's Bridget Jones! -- Carmel Harrington, author of The Woman at 72 Derry Lane
Perfectly addresses the storm of emotions you go through as a young woman, growing up in a world where you need to have the best boyfriend, best career and best group of friends (and it's all got to be displayed beautifully across your social media profiles.) ― BBC News Online
'This is a deeply feminist novel that questions whether the competitive nature of social media is breeding a lifestyle conformism among women that can only limit their freedom and their happiness. It is also, almost line by line, wincingly funny' ― Metro
Will strike a chord with anyone who worries about their relationship with social media, feels like they're being left behind by their friends or is wrangling with the pressures of being in, or out, of a partnership in their 30s. Buy it for your best mate whose boyfriend isn't good enough for her, your recently dumped sister or just for yourself if you're feeling a little 'what the hell?' about your fourth decade; you'll all take something from it ― Stylist
Tori is surely the Bridget Jones of our times ― Stylist
Brutally honest but charmingly funny ― Stylist
Well-written, genuinely funny and movingly honest. It could be a life-changing read for many. ― Sheerluxe
Holly Bourne nails the pressures that young women face and captures that feeling of teetering on the edge of 30 and still not knowing what you want from life. It's funny and sad in equal measures' ― The Express, S Magazine
A very funny novel that lives up to its hype ― The Sunday Telegraph
Mordantly funny, flinchingly well-observed... A smart, zeitgeisty, and caustically funny read, it has characters you root for. More than that, however, Bourne holds a mirror up to contemporary aspiration, deftly probing the dissonant dualism between the shinier selves projected online and people's offline reality. ― Sunday Times
Cheerfully plunders all that can be plundered from a young woman's quest for life in the 'fast line' -- Helen Lederer, Metro
Funny, astute, bitingly honest, it's a genuine triumph ― Bookseller
Brutally honest, appallingly funny and very moving - so accurate on the female interior, and the loneliness life in the public gaze. I want to read everything Holly Bourne has written now -- Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call
Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Bourne's pacy narrative kept me guessing (and hoping)to the last page. -- Roisin Meaney, author of The Reunion
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton; 1st edition (12 June 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1473667739
- ISBN-13 : 978-1473667730
- Dimensions : 15.5 x 2.7 x 23.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 365,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How, how does she know? How old is Ms Bourne to write these truths? Where are her insights coming from? Does she have a degree in relationship management?
The book is very (scarily so!) relatable - it feels great to read about all these emotions and experiences of a 30+ young and hip woman, until you start to wonder. So that is it? That is the standard norm?
I looked online and there is a bit of hate going towards the protagonist, Tori Bailey, but I loved her. I for sure experienced some of her emotions - and even if just turned thirty - I am sure you did to. That said, this is a precaution towards the "younger audience" - you could be too young to relate and thus would not appreciate the book on that deeper level.
For me "How do you like me now?" read great. Modern, feminist (fully passing the Bechdel test), touching, honest and a lot of fun. The ingenious combination and my God, so much better than other "new Bridget Joneses".
I also hope this book will give just that bit of nudge or courage for people (women and men) who might find themselves in similar situations
Absolutely recommended. Reminded me of "The Futures" of Anna Pitoniak (another great book!).