How To Be Good

By: Hornby, Nick

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Signed by author. First edition. First printing. Full number line and/or stated 1st edition. Hard cover with DJ. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear to boards and DJ. Clean, tight binding. Thank you for supporting Last Word Books and independent booksellers.A brutally truthful, compassionate novel about the heart, mind, and soul of a woman who, confronted by her husband?s sudden and extreme spiritual conversion, is forced to learn ?how to be good??whatever that means, and for better or worse?Katie Carr is a good person?sort of. For years her husband?s been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed. 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. Katie isn?t sure if this is 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.


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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.

Title: How To Be Good

Author Name: Hornby, Nick

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover: 2001-07-01

ISBN Number: 1573221937

ISBN Number 13: 9781573221931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 201009009