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New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2023].
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
370 pages ; 22 cm
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Every sentence of Monica Heisey’s writing is a treat. No one makes me laugh like she does.” —Dolly Alderton, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love

Recommended by Los Angeles Times • Washington Post • GQ Elle Good Morning America • People • Guardian The Times E! News Online • The Globe and Mail • Toronto Star • The Week New York Post • Shondaland and many more!

A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter Monica Heisey

Maggie is fine. She’s doing really good, actually. Sure, she’s broke, her graduate thesis on something obscure is going nowhere, and her marriage only lasted 608 days, but at the ripe old age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new life as a Surprisingly Young Divorcée™.

Now she has time to take up nine hobbies, eat hamburgers at 4 am, and “get back out there” sex-wise. With the support of her tough-loving academic advisor, Merris; her newly divorced friend, Amy; and her group chat (naturally), Maggie barrels through her first year of single life, intermittently dating, occasionally waking up on the floor and asking herself tough questions along the way.

Laugh-out-loud funny and filled with sharp observations, Really Good, Actually is a tender and bittersweet comedy that lays bare the uncertainties of modern love, friendship, and our search for that thing we like to call “happiness”. This is a remarkable debut from an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

“A prime example of how a storyteller's voice can pull you right in and keep you clinging to every sentence. . . . This is a book I will give to my closest girlfriends and say, ‘You have to read this.’” — Zibby Owens, GoodMorningAmerica.com

“Tremendously funny and thoughtful.” –GQ 

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Bayfield Adult Fiction
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Mar 6, 2024
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FIC HEI
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Jul 27, 2023
Hayward Adult And Young Adult Fiction
HEI
Available
Mar 15, 2024
Land O Lakes Adult Fiction
FIC HEI
Available
Apr 25, 2023
Mellen Adult Fiction
FIC HEI
Available
Apr 10, 2024
Sayner Adult Fiction
HEISEY
Available
Jun 12, 2023
Spooner Adult Fiction
F HEI
Available
May 24, 2024
Superior Adult Fiction
FICTION Heisey, Monica
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HEI
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Apr 1, 2023
Winter Adult Fiction
F HEI
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Jul 12, 2023

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780063235410, 0063235412

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Determined to embrace her new life as a "Surprisingly Young Divorcee," twenty-nine-year-old Maggie, with the help of her tough-loving academic advisor, her newly divorced friend Amy, and her group chat, barrels through her first year of singledom, searching for what truly makes her happy.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Heisey, M. (2023). Really good, actually: a novel. First edition. New York, NY, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Heisey, Monica. 2023. Really Good, Actually: A Novel. New York, NY, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Heisey, Monica, Really Good, Actually: A Novel. New York, NY, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Heisey, Monica. Really Good, Actually: A Novel. First edition. New York, NY, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2023.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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