Reviews

  • Pitch perfect vintage comedy

    Guardian
  • Lives up to its title

    Sunday Times
  • My friends, you will UTTERLY ADORE Nina Stibbe's latest novel Reasons To Be Cheerful . . .It is SO SO funny, charming, odd-in-the-best-way and gorgeously uplifting! A delight from start to finish

    Marian Keyes
  • Stibbe's comedy probes what it means to become an adult, and how we form our financial, sexual, moral and political selves

    Daily Telegraph
  • So dense with amusing detail that I thought about holding the book upside down to see if any extra funny bits might spill from the creases between the page

    New York Times
  • I read all of Reasons To Be Cheerful last night in one GLORIOUS gulp and it's SUCH a joy - Nina Stibbe turns out more perfect, sharp, unique sentences than anyone else in the game. It just CARTWHEELS

    Caitlin Moran
  • If you loved Adrian Mole you'll adore Lizzie Vogel . . . quirky and witty, it also packs an emotional punch

    Sun
  • Comedy gold . . . Reasons To Be Cheerful is just the read you need right now, seamlessly weaving together the big themes of life with charm and warmth

    Stylist
  • Reasons to be Cheerful's tone has been compared to Sue Townsend's but I could haul in Alan Bennett, Barbara Pym and even Jane Austen . . . she writes brilliantly

    The Times
  • The true heir to Sue Townsend

    Caitlin Moran