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Reasons to Be Cheerful

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
The hilarious and moving story of one young woman's adventures in adulthood

Eighteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel lands a job in a local dentist's office after answering a classified ad for a "mature lady with a strong interest in dental issues." The job comes with an apartment of her own, as well as an eccentric boss, a high-strung coworker, and the occasional call to perform light dentistry herself. It also provides Lizzie with an introduction to Andy Nicolello, young man of her dreams: handsome, kind, slightly indifferent. Lizzie seizes her chance to find love and soon begins calling him her boyfriend even though they have never so much as kissed or sat next to each other on the sofa. Navigating the new waters of adult life (conquering homesickness, learning to drive, hosting a dinner party, making bold-or tragic, depending on the viewer-fashion choices), Lizzie arrives at an unexpected, and unexpectedly moving, destination.

Painfully funny, sharply observed, and deeply empathetic, Reasons to Be Cheerful is a novel that lives up to its title, confirming Nina Stibbe's status as one of the most original and delightful writers at work today.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"The true heir to Sue Townsend." - Caitlin Moran


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Used availability for Nina Stibbe's Reasons to Be Cheerful

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-316-30937-0 / 978-0-316-30937-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-24052-2 / 978-0-241-24052-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
ISBN: 0-241-97498-4 / 978-0-241-97498-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Availability: Amazon   


March 2019 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reasons to be Cheerful: Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
Author(s): Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU