Friday 5 May 2023

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

I just finished reading, Really Good, Actually, the debut novel from Canadian author and comedian, 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.

I was looking for a light, comedic read and this certainly fit the bill. An emotional, yet comedic look at a woman suffering through a breakup with her husband.

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