“Marian Keyes: what a genius” Daily Mail
“She is a talented comic writer” Guardian
“A master storyteller” Woman & Home
“a real treat…she never fails to entertain and offer funny insights” Psychologies.co.uk
“Making It Up As I Go Along will make you laugh, cry and feel less alone.” Good Housekeeping
“Obsession and self-satire are the stuff of this collection... but in the interstices of fun and frippery comes a sincerer clarity.” Daily Telegraph
Making It Up
As I Go Along:
notes from a small woman
Published by Michael Joseph (Penguin Books)
6 October 2016, £7.99 paperback
Fiercely funny, hilariously candid and heartfelt observations on modern life…
Celebrating 21 years of Marian Keyes as an international best-selling literary superstar, Penguin is publishing her third collection of essays Making It Up As I Go Along: notes from a small woman in paperback, today.
Marian Keyes knows more than most about the dizzy highs and unexpected lows of a life that depends on making everything up. In Making It Up As I Go Along she shares her thoughts and experiences on the challenging business of being a woman in the modern world. Whether it’s how to be a makeup-obsessed feminist, who not to talk to on an Antarctic cruise, the best way to break up with your hairdresser or an honest insight into about being a writer, Marian covers it all.
Smart, compassionate, honest, very personal and frequently hilarious, these essays – like Marian herself – get right to the heart of what it means to be a woman in the modern age. As Christmas draws near, Making It Up As I Go Along is the perfect gift for women of all ages, ready to slip into a stocking, or under a tree.
An international publishing phenomenon, Marian Keyes is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. A global number one bestseller, she has written 12 novels, been translated into 36 languages, and sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Storming into print in 1995 with Watermelon, Marian created a genre that she has dominated and redefined ever since with books including Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky , The Mystery of Mercy Close, and 2014’s The Woman Who Stole My Life.
A talented comic writer, Marian remains a prolific journalist and cultural commentator, appearing regularly on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two, The Great British Bake Off Extra Slice and the Apprentice - You've Been Fired, while amassing a dedicated Twitter following. Using her trademark voice to address a range of subjects relevant to women of all ages, she has published two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, alongside her very own cook book, Saved by Cake.