Released on 15 June 2017.

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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'

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Warm-hearted, clever . . . rich in humour and piercing insight
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
Very funny and very true, Owens totally nails that tricksy twentysomething period when you’re yet to work out what the hell to do with your life
Glamour (10 Best Novels of 2016)