Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up (Confessions, 1)

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Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up (Confessions, 1)

Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up (Confessions, 1)

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After reading the first book of confessions and loving it, I couldn't wait to read the sequel and I wasn't disappointed, it was like catching up with old friends who you haven't seen for a while. For the past couple of years, I have been blogging about my love of books, writing book reviews, and posting reading recaps of all the books I have read. Nell is at rock bottom, she has split up with her fiancé after their business went bust and has moved into a shared house with Edward, who has a long list of rules . Worse still, all Nell’s friends seem to have moved on and settled down into marriage and motherhood. I adore that film and that pettiness and suspicion of newcomers is something that is relatable to anyone who has ever been friends with a group of women and I liked how this subplot was resolved.

Nell Stevens is forty-something who has recently moved back to the UK after her life in California fell apart -including her relationship. Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up by Alexandra Potter is out now in eBook and will be published in hardback by Macmillan on 31st December 2020. Once Nell starts to find her footing, the narrative energy picks up and big life events start occurring, giving the reader a slight sense of whiplash. Plenty of the pages made me laugh and smile, and there were a lot of interesting issues raised within the story.Her true vulnerability began to show itself and by the end, I was really rooting for her to get all of the best things in life. This book looks at that very situation with a good deal of humor and some insight into finding happiness. When everything goes tits up, do you fall apart or jump on a plane to LA with Cricket (an eighty-something widow and your BFF)? Thankfully Nell has Cricket by her side to help her through as well as her friends, but they're each dealing with their own issues. Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up is an easy, fun read about a woman (forty-something years old, of course) who feels like her life hasn’t got to where she thought it would be at this age.

However, this is quite a long book and there were plenty of parts within the story were a little predictable.The book is divided in terms of months of the year and significant moments in time in Nell’s life, such as New Year’s Day, Sunday Lunch, Easter Monday, Mothers Day and so on. And who is desperately trying to figure it all out when everyone around them is making gluten-free brownies.

Yanagihara ( The People in the Trees, 2013) takes the still-bold leap of writing about characters who don’t share her background; in addition to being male, JB is African-American, Malcolm has a black father and white mother, Willem is white, and “Jude’s race was undetermined”—deserted at birth, he was raised in a monastery and had an unspeakably traumatic childhood that’s revealed slowly over the course of the book. As someone who is forty without the husband and children I’d always thought I’d have (and no real prospects on the horizon), I thought I’d finally found something I could relate to. When Jude, as an adult, is adopted by his favorite Harvard law professor, his friends join him for Thanksgiving in Cambridge every year.Jā, šis ir vieglais gabals, un sižets ir pozitīvs un paredzams, bet es tiešām pāris reizes iesmējos un sirds sažņaudzās vienubrīd, bet izrādījās, ka autore izvēlējās iet gludāko ceļu. Bits of this also reminded me of the movie, Bridesmaids but I didn't care because I love that movie. Că cel mai important lucru este sănătatea și viața și că nu-ți dai seama de asta până nu ești pe punctul de a le pierde.

She sets out by writing 5 things she’s grateful for (well just one for now, she’ll have to work her way up to 5). I could sympathise with Nell’s lack of confidence and sheer dissatisfaction with the direction of her life. It’s probably no surprise (if anyone’s still with me :)) that I found the ending disturbing and symbolic.I'm seeing more stories focus on a friendship between those in their seventies or eighties and someone two or three decades younger and I'm loving it. Having spent a large amount of her time alone in her flat, she's looking forward to being able to get out and about again with her boyfriend, Edward, and her friends. And by “everything” she meant an Instagrammable idyll: husband, children, beautiful home, and, somehow, the body of a bikini model.



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