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'
Lisa Owens is a comedy genius and a seriously skilful and beautiful writer. Not Working is so clever and original, pithy and poignant, capturing the voice of a bright, lost generation
Emma Jane Unsworth, author of ANIMALS
I love Not Working. As close to the tenderness and funniness and uniqueness of real life as books get. It makes me feel like I did when I found Adrian Mole decades ago . . . It's really very rare, and very special
David Whitehouse, author of MOBILE LIBRARY
Not Working is absolutely brilliant. Insanely funny but also moving and true. Lisa Owens is one of those writers on whom nothing is lost
Nathan Filer, author of THE SHOCK OF THE FALL