How To Be Good
How To Be Good
"Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent, and emotionally generous all at once." (The New York Times Book Review)
How to Be Good is a story for our times-a humorous but uncompromising look at what it takes, in this day and age, to have the courage of our convictions. In his third novel, Nick Hornby, whom The New Yorker named "the maestro of the male confessional," has reinvented himself as Katie-the consummate liberal, urban mom-a doctor from North London whose world is being turned on its ear by the outrageous spiritual transformation of her husband, David. How to Be Good has the ironic, funny, startlingly accurate take on our modern selves and our modern world that has become Hornby':s turf as a chronicler of our popular culture-but this time he tackles it all with more richness and depth, and carries his readers beyond the comic confines of the novel to a bigger truth about themselves. It':s a story about how to wreck your marriage, how to help the homeless, how not to raise your kids, how to find religion ... and how to be good.
Hornby is a very funny and very clever writer, and How to be Good is packed with wit and brilliance.
Author : Nick Hornby
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Published Year : 2002
Edition : Reprint
Format : Paperback, 336 pages
Dimensions : 5.26 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.86 (d)
ISBN : 1573229326
ISBN13 : 9781573229326
Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife...well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the "Angriest Man in Holloway" column for their local paper.
But now David's changed. He's become a good person, too—really good. He's found a spiritual leader. He has become kind, soft-spoken, and earnest. He's even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn't sure if this is a deeply-felt conversion, a brain tumor—or David's most brilliantly vicious manipulation yet. Because she's finding it more and more difficult to live with David—and with herself.
It':s a story about how to wreck your marriage, how to help the homeless, how not to raise your kids, how to find religion ... and how to be good.