Not Working

3.11 based on 804 ratings & 153 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 15.06.2017
ISBN: 9781509806560
Number of pages: 288

Synopsis

Now and again we all lie awake wondering what on earth we're doing with our lives . . . don't we?

Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn't have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks -- and maybe then her mother would start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solution to life's problems only arises when you stop looking for it . . .

'Warmth and wit leaps off the pages . . . sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny'
Observer

In the media

Imagine the diaries of Adrian Mole as written by the lovechild of Bridget Jones and Dorothy Parker . . . So good, so funny, so of its time
Red
If you're not trapped in the 9-5 office routine this is the book for you. If you're trapped in the 9-5 office routine and fantasising about quitting, this is the book for you. Lisa Owens' heroine, Claire Flannery, has been described as a very modern Bridget Jones. It's not a man that she's after, it's a job! Claire is funny, endearing and self-deprecating and her job-hunting sagas will strike a chord. If you're looking for a new job Not Working won't help you, but it will make you laugh out loud along the way.
Reader's Digest
Hilarious . . . captures modern life with such pinpoint accuracy that it echoes the Bridget Jones's Diary phenomenon . . . funny, perceptive and entertaining
Daily Express