This Really Isn't About You

Jean Hannah Edelstein

3.99 based on 366 ratings & 41 reviews on Goodreads.com
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25 July 2019
9781509863815
272 pages
Synopsis

‘A most magnificent, beautifully written memoir’ - Nina Stibbe

'Deft, witty and profound . . . had me turning the pages all night' - Jessie Burton

Jean Hannah Edelstein was looking for love on OKCupid the night she lost her father. She had recently moved back to America to be closer to her parents, leaving behind the good friends, bad dates and questionable career moves that defined her twenties. But six weeks after she arrived in New York, her father died of cancer – and six months after that she learnt she had inherited the gene that determined his fate.

Heartbreaking, hopeful and disarmingly funny, This Really Isn’t About You is a book about finding your way in life, even when life has other plans.

Deft, witty and profound . . . Jean Hannah Edelstein's writing glows with a peerless clarity that had me turning the pages all night. A stunning book.

Jessie Burton

One of the most brilliant writers of her generation, as witty, wry and unsentimental as Nora Ephron . . . a magnificent book, about families, mortality, love and the hard, necessary work of becoming an adult.

Olivia Laing

Never sentimental, this memoir is by turns extremely funny and extremely sad; Edelstein is a wonderful writer, and this is a stunning book.

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