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Getting a Life: Stories
by Helen Simpson

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Edition: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage (2002-06-11)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 0375724974 / 9780375724978 Sales Rank: 866899

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“Besides Runaway, the most compelling contemporary fiction I've read in recent months has been Wallace's stories in Oblivion and a stunner of a collection by the British writer Helen Simpson. Simpson's book, a series of comic shrieks on the subject of modern motherhood, was published originally as Hey Yeah Right Get a Life—a title you would think needed no improvement. But the book's American packagers set to work improving it, and what did they come up with? Getting a Life.”

Jonathan Franzen (The New York Times)
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Book description
Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life.
An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two old friends get tipsy at a small cafe and end up revealing more than they intended. In a boutique so exclusive that entrance requires a password, a frazzled careerwoman explores the anesthetizing effect of highly impractical clothing. And in the mesmerizing title story, a mother of three takes life one day at a time, while pushing the ominous question of whether she wants to firmly to one side.

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