My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel

Written by:
Sophie Kinsella
Narrated by:
Fiona Hardingham

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2017
11 hours 58 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world, from the author of The Party Crasher and Love Your Life.

“Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter.”—Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars and The Last Letter from Your Lover

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud.

Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.

All Kinsella books are entertaining. The characters seem like they are ADHD and their lives are in overdrive. I enjoy the pace of her books. I find them light hearted and fun.

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The narrator is as really good. Not boring at all. Great job

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The depressing start made it come together even better

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Karen L.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I would love to see it made into a movie or even a comedy series! We need more joy in this world.

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Great read

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Krysta G.

Hilarious!! Seriously lol until I was crying!!!

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Crystal G.

Funny but predictable. Laughed at several parts. If this was a movie it would be a rental, not a buy.

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Chris B

light, cheerful and humorous story.

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Amy G

Narrator was perfect, book held my attention. Couldn't stop listening and laughing!

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Tanna G

Eh. It was like a poor knockoff of the Devil Wears Prada. There wasn't a lot of substance, humor, suspense, or good love scenes. If you want something light, fluffy, and superfluous, than this book is a good fit for you. There is good "chick lit" out there, and this book is not good "chick lit". But hey, sometimes you don't want a steak. Sometimes you want a Big Mac from McDonald's, and I can understand that feeling. The narrator of the audio book did a very good job.

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Michelle B

Slow at the start but it grew on me quickly. Loved it!

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Joanne Kilb

This book was a pleasure to listen to! I will listen to it again!

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Erica Meza

Very funny and uplifting! I loved it and would highly suggest it to anyone!

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Audar Kearney

Predictable and a bit cheesy at points but overall an enjoyable mental escape. Fun.

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Angela Christopher

I love Sophie Kinsella. Her books are always great for a light, almost mindless read. I love her female characters. They are always a little naïve, but ultimately smart. There is always a little humor with a overall positive effect. Its a nice change of pace sometimes.

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Kathy Leui

I love Sophie Kinsella! Her characters always put a smile on my face. :) Every Sophie book I read I usually learn something new that I can change about how I see people, even when it's just a tiny thing I need to twerk. Thank you Sophie for your gift of storytelling.

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