- Publisher: Penguin
- Paperback Published: 02/01/2020
- ISBN-13: 9780241974988
Reasons to be Cheerful
Winner of the 2019 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
'Funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish' Marian Keyes
'I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful in one glorious gulp' Caitlin Moran
Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds. At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother.
But, if Lizzie thinks being independent means sex with her boyfriend (he prefers bird-watching), strict boundaries (her boss keeps using her loo) or self-respect (surely only actual athletes get fungal foot infections?) she's still got a lot more growing up to do.