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'Lisa Owens is a comedy genius' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Observer 'Insanely funny but also moving and true' Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall 'A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation' Guardian Now and again we all lie awake wondering what on earth we're doing with our lives . . . don't we? Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn't have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks -- and maybe then her mother would start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solution to life's problems only arises when you stop looking for it . . .
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Lisa Owens is a comedy genius and a seriously skilful and beautiful writer. Not Working is so clever and original, pithy and poignant, capturing the voice of a bright, lost generation -- Emma Jane Unsworth, author of ANIMALS I love Not Working. As close to the tenderness and funniness and uniqueness of real life as books get -- David Whitehouse, author of <i>Mobile Library</i> Not Working is absolutely brilliant. Insanely funny but also moving and true. Lisa Owens is one of those writers on whom nothing is lost -- Nathan Filer, author of <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> Pin-sharp, utterly addictive * Vogue * A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation * Guardian * Full of crackling, voice-of-a-generation observations * Glamour * Sharp and funny . . . exquisitely nails the sensation of being the only one in a group of friends who can't work out what life is supposed to be about * Stylist * Sharp, incisive and laugh-out-loud funny * Observer * Piercingly observant and funny * Express * Agenda-setting . . . Combining the honesty of Bridget Jones with the bang-on social observation of early Sex and the City, this nails it -- Sam Baker * The Pool * Get ready to LOL at Not Working, the dazzling debut from Lisa Owens * Look * Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, lovable and flawed, Claire is a super narrator that readers will easily connect with . . . at once universal and unique * Irish Times * Hilarious . . . captures modern life with such pinpoint accuracy that it echoes the Bridget Jones's Diary phenomenon . . . funny, perceptive and entertaining * Daily Express * Imagine the diaries of Adrian Mole as written by the lovechild of Bridget Jones and Dorothy Parker . . . So good, so funny, so of its time * Red * Warm-hearted, clever . . . rich in humour and piercing insight * Metro * Hugely enjoyable * Mail on Sunday * A gem * Irish Times * I don't tend to laugh out loud at books; this is still one of only a handful of novels that have forced an audible cackle from me. * The Guardian *
Lisa Owens was born in 1985 and grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire. After reading English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, she spent six years working in publishing. In 2013, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Not Working is her first novel. Lisa wrote the screenplay for feature film, Days of Bagnold Summer, based on the graphic novel of the same name. She lives in London with her husband.