My Not So Perfect Life
February 9th 2017 | Bantam Press | Hardbacks
Photo: John Swannell
In her fresh, funny new standalone novel, My Not So Perfect Life, Sophie Kinsella tackles issues surrounding the pressures we feel to replicate ‘perfect’ social media feeds in everyday life with her trademark wit and warmth.
Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job and an enviable social life. And it’s all on show on her shiny, super-cool Instagram feed. Right?
Wrong. Katie is living a lie. The truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job and a nightmare boss, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers. It’s a total lie. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?
When her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down as her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack, Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she throws her energy into helping her dad turn his struggling farm into the hottest new glamping business. Yurts, bunting, fire pits, even homemade soap: soon Ansters Farm is taking its first bookings.
Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams, or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman who has everything – actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect anyway?