Search our Shop

    FREE UK POSTAGE ON ORDERS OVER £ 75. EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS THE LIBRARY.

    New snacks on sale now for a limited time! Use code NEW for 15% off.

    Reasons to be Cheerful

    Lizzie Vogel's story continues in Reasons to be Cheerful, the brilliantly comic sequel to Nina Stibbe's hilarious books Man at the Helm and Paradise Lodge.

    Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.
    Winner of the Comedy Women in Print Prize.

    'I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful in one glorious gulp' Caitlin Moran


    Teenager Lizzie Vogel has a new job as a dental assistant. This is not as glamorous as it sounds.

    At least it means mostly getting away from her alcoholic, nymphomaniacal, novel-writing mother. But, if Lizzie thinks being independent means sex with her boyfriend (he prefers bird-watching), strict boundaries (her boss keeps using her loo) or self-respect (surely only actual athletes get fungal foot infections?) she's still got a lot more growing up to do.

    From the bestselling author of Love, Nina comes a brilliantly funny and heartbreaking story of growing up and finding the independence you might not actually want . . .