Alexandra Potter has a new release titled Confessions of a forty-something f##k up, now available in hardback and kindle versions online and in stores.
Veep and Bridget Jones actor Sally Phillips narrates Alexandra Potter’s audiobook for Pan Macmillan
Sally Phillips has recorded the audiobook of Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up, Alexandra Potter’s first novel with Macmillan. Released on 31 December 2020 in audio, hardback and ebook, the novel ‘tells the story of Nell Stevens and is a book for anyone who’s ever worried their life isn’t going to plan’. Rights have been sold in ten countries, including in Germany, where the book became a bestseller last month.
The book synopsis outlines the story on Alexandra’s website:
Nell Stevens’ life is a mess.
When her business goes bust and her fiancé with it, Nell’s happy ever after in California falls apart and she moves back to London to start over. But a lot has changed since she’s been gone. All her single friends are now married with children, sky-high rents force her to rent a room in a stranger’s house and in a world of perfect Instagram lives, she feels like a f**k up. Even worse, a forty-something f**k-up.
But when she lands a job writing obituaries, Nell meets the fabulous Cricket, an eighty-something widow with challenges of her own, and they strike up an unlikely friendship. Together they begin to help each other heal their aching hearts, cope with the loss of the lives they had planned, and push each other into new adventures and unexpected joys.
Because Nell is determined. Next year things are going to be very different. It’s time to turn her life around.
Confessions of a Forty-something F##k Up News and Reviews
Early last year, rumours started circulating of a book that had “the publishing world in a frenzy”. People were calling it the Bridget Jones of the 2020s. After the “intense bidding war” but before the book’s publication, Hollywood had already come knocking, and contracts with “a major studio” are being exchanged as I write. The name of the book? Confessions of a Forty-something F##k Up…. The Daily Telegraph
‘A winning formula… sharply written, pacey and funny’. The Times
A book for anyone who’s ever worried life isn’t going to plan, Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up by Alexandra Potter will make you laugh and it might even make you cry. But most importantly, it will remind you that you’re not alone, because we’re all in this together. Time to fall in love with your life. Goodreads