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Head of Zeus
Everything's Perfect
03 Mar 2022 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781800240148

Cassie is a famous Instagram mum whose apparently perfect life is falling apart. Beth is an anxious new mother who is desperate to stay offline. Can their friendship survive in the glare of social media?

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 448 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Everything's PerfectNicole Kennedy

'Funny, timely and absolutely pitch perfect. I loved this unfiltered look at the world of influencers' Clare Mackintosh

Can you filter your way to #happiness?

Cassie Holliday is at the top of her game. A glamorous wife and mother with 1.3 million Instagram followers, she posts images of her gorgeous husband and cute (gender-neutral) twins online every day. To her adoring fanbase, Cassie's life is a string of perfect experiences in Valencia filter.

But in real life, you can't airbrush the truth. Cassie's marriage is at breaking point, her finances are precarious, and she is terrified of every Insta-star's worst nightmare: becoming irrelevant.

Then Cassie meets Beth, an anxious new mum who never ventures online. Finally, Cassie feels like she can be herself. They soon become each other's lifeline, until a video of Beth goes viral, and their offline friendship tips into online rivalry...

In a world where everything is curated, what does it mean to have a perfect life?

Praise for Everything's Perfect:
'Thought provoking, fluid, vivid [...] and a reminder to us all that our inside lives rarely reflect what we show on the outside. I loved it' Lia Louis, author of Eight Perfect Hours
'I couldn't put it down ... Nicole Kennedy writes so brilliantly about the weird world we live in' Lucy Vine, author of Bad Choices
'A witty, no-filter glance at the reality of becoming – and remaining – a social media influencer' Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
'A fresh, eye-opening look into the fascinating world of 'insta mums'' Katy Colins, author of The Best is Yet to Come
'A smart and thought-provoking read about friendship, parenting and the pressure to appear perfect ... Witty and relatable' Holly Miller
'If you have any interest at all in the strange world of 'influencers', this book is The One ... I felt like I'd been spied on. Thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. A perfect summer read' Sarah Turner

 
Nicole Kennedy grew up in Essex. She was the first person in her family to go to university, and won a place to study Law at Bristol. She has always wanted to be a novelist but her work as a lawyer left little time for writing. During Nicole's second maternity leave she began writing poems and rhymes on motherhood and family life, which she posted to her blog 'The Brightness Of These Days'. She completed her first novel during her third maternity leave (because by then it was easier than leaving the house). Nicole lives in Kent with her husband and three sons. You can find her on Instagram @nicole_k_kennedy and Twitter @nicolekkennedy

Explores topical themes of motherhood, female friendship and the pressures of modern life.

Nicole has blogged about the pressures of motherhood and knows first-hand how easy it is to fall down the rabbit hole of social media.

MARKET: Holly Bourne; Beth O'Leary; Sophie Kinsella; Clare Frost; Mhairi McFarlane.


'Thought-provoking, fluid, vivid [...] and a reminder to us all that our inside lives rarely reflect what we show on the outside. I loved it' Lia Louis, author of Eight Perfect Hours

'A witty, no-filter glance at the reality of becoming – and remaining – a social media influencer. I loved this relatable tale of friendship, marriage and family life' Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City

'Everything's Perfect is a smart and thought-provoking read about friendship, parenting and the pressure to appear perfect. Witty, sharply observed and utterly relatable – I loved it' Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

'After a year indoors, staring at online life through a Valencia filter, this is exactly the book we need. I couldn't put Everything's Perfect down, and laughed, cried and cringed at the all-too-relatable moments. Nicole Kennedy writes so brilliantly about the weird world we all live in and I can't recommend it enough' Lucy Vine, author of Bad Choices

'A fresh eye-opening look into the fascinating world of 'insta mums'. This smart and sassy novel is a must for any new mum or social media obsessive!' Katy Collins, author of The Best is Yet to Come

'I loved this funny novel about social media, Instagrammers and the rise of the 'Mummy blogger'' Clare Mackintosh Book Club

'A witty and thoughtful look at the world of social media while celebrating friendship and motherhood' LoveReading

'Warm, captivating, and a great excuse to have a break from your own social media!' Happiful Magazine

'A refreshing and relatable exploration of on and offline life' Sunday Post

'Laugh-out loud funny, but poignant too' Irish Examiner

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