Book ‘Really Good, Actually’ by Monica Heisey

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A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup, from comedian, essayist, and award-winning screenwriter 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…

Publisher: William Morrow (January 17, 2023); Pages: 384 pages; ISBN-10: 0063235412; ISBN-13: 978-0063235410; ASIN:‎ B09Y93ZMDR

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Author’s biography: Monica Heisey is a writer and comedian from Toronto. She has been published in The New Yorker, The New York TimesVogue, Elle, The Guardian, Glamour, New York magazine, and VICE, among others. She has written for television shows like Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ MomsBaroness von Sketch Show, and moreShe currently lives in London. This is her first novel.


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