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This life-affirming and hilarious novel is the perfect balm for the Insta-weary mind - get ready to shatter the illusion that is #LivingMyBestLife'A fun, fresh debut that manages to be both quirky and deep as it portrays today's obsession with social media' MILLY JOHNSON `If you're in need of frank and funny novel that is also a take-down of the rubbish social media can fill our heads (and our hearts) with, then Claire Frost's debut is for you. Written with verve and a real sense of generosity for her characters, this is the perfect escapist read and antidote to our somewhat grim times' STYLIST Recently dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Bell is struggling to move on with her life - and surrender the fleecy pyjamas she's been living in since January. Haunted by #blessed on social media, she can't help but compare her life to those she follows online, wondering where she is going wrong . . . In the world of social media, Millie is the successful online influencer @mi_bestlife. But in real life she's just a regular single mum trying to make ends meet, while fending off the younger competition and tenacious internet trolls. Her Instagram feed is far more #BestLie than #BestLife, and soon Millie begins to wish her life was more like her filters. It isn't until Bell and Millie's paths cross that they begin to realise what they're both missing. Can Millie prove to Bell that life online isn't always what it appears to be? And in return, can Millie learn that she needs to start living for the moment and not for the likes? EVERYONE is talking about Living My Best Li(f)e: `A brilliantly warm and witty read that will melt your heart'HEAT `A funny, feel-good tale of fearlessness and friendship' FABULOUS 'Frank, funny and fearless in her observations on friendship and the lies we tell ourselves and each other, Claire Frost is a new voice to watch' STACEY HALLS, bestselling author of The Familiars 'Fun, heart-warming and real. I loved it!' SARAH MORGAN, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris 'Living My Best Life is fun, fresh and full of heart, with a lead character you'll cheer for' MIRANDA DICKINSON, Sunday Times bestselling author 'In this funny, heartfelt portrait of friendship and community, Claire Frost has some sharp things to say about the dangers of perfectionism in our Instagram age. A hugely enjoyable debut - I raced through it' LOUISE CANDLISH, bestselling author of Our House 'A warm-hearted and touching debut' ALICE PETERSON, acclaimed author of If You Were Here `Funny, charming and heart-warming' ROSIE WALSH `Fresh, funny and heart-warming, with themes of friendship and the importance of being true to yourself. I loved it!' SARAH J. HARRIS 'Such a gorgeous book, full of heart, friendship and the importance of keeping it real' LAURA KEMP, author of The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness 'A fresh, funny take on Insta-life, full of warmth, wit and the kind of characters you miss when you reach the end' KATIE MARSH, bestselling author of My Everything 'What a book! . . . Touching, joyful and smart' ALEX BROWN
|Publication date:||5th September 2019|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Claire Frost grew up in Manchester, the middle of three sisters. She always wanted to do a job that involved writing, so after studying Classics at Bristol University she started working in magazines. For the last 10 years she's been at The Sun on Sunday's Fabulous magazine, where she is Assistant Editor and also responsible for the title's book reviews. She can mostly be found at her desk buried under a teetering TBR pile.More About Claire Frost