An Evening with Monica Heisey

An Evening with Monica Heisey

An Evening with Monica Heisey

  • Jan 20, 2023, 7:00 pm
  • Rare Birds Book Shop - 13 Raeburn Place EH4 1HU
Regular price £5.00
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We're starting the year as we mean to go on - surrounded by book lovers! 

Join us for an evening of fun as we sit down with Monica Heisey to discuss her whip-smart debut novel Really Good, Actually. 

This is one of our most anticipated books of 2023 and we can't wait to welcome the author to the store and hear her insights. 

Tickets are £5 and can be redeemed against any purchase on the evening of the event. 

About the book

I feel like when you get a divorce everyone’s wondering how you ruined it all, what made you so unbearable to be with. If your husband dies, at least people feel bad for you.

Maggie’s marriage has ended just 608 days after it started, but she’s fine – she’s doing really good, actually. Sure, she’s alone for the first time in her life, can’t afford her rent and her obscure PhD is going nowhere . . . but at the age of twenty-nine, Maggie is determined to embrace her new status as a Surprisingly Young DivorcéeTM.

Soon she’s taking up ‘sadness hobbies’ and getting back out there, sex-wise, oversharing in the group chat and drinking with her high-intensity new divorced friend Amy. As Maggie throws herself headlong into the chaos of her first year of divorce, she finds herself questioning everything, including: Why do we still get married? Did I fail before I even got started? How many Night Burgers until I’m happy?

Laugh-out-loud funny, razor sharp and painfully relatable, Really Good, Actually is an irresistible debut novel about the uncertainties of modern love, friendship and happiness from a stunning new voice in fiction.

About the author 

MONICA HEISEY is an author and television writer from Toronto, now based
in London, UK. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, the New
York Times, The Cut, Vogue, the Guardian, VICE, and elsewhere. She was
previously an Editor at Large at Broadly. She has written on shows
including Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms, Baroness von Sketch Show and Gary
and his Demons.


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