Living the Dream by Lauren Berry

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Read Living the Dream Online Free - A cheeky, charming debut about twentysomething best friends in London navigating their careers and love lives past post-collegiate turmoil and into adulthood with lots of pints along the way.

Emma is a rising star at the marketing firm she works at as a "creative," but would have trouble describing what exactly it is she does all day. She pours most of her actual creative energy into a popular blog that all of her friends agree is brilliant, but she has yet to make a cent on it. Clem is a massively talented screenwriter just back from New York, where she picked up a fancy graduate degree in film. But until she convinces an agent to take on her masterpiece script, she's stuck hostessing at the bar she frequented as an undergrad, and the only calls she's getting are about bills past due and overdrawn bank accounts. In their ironclad friendship both girls find a reliable break from the post-collegiate absurdities and indignities that seem to abound in life right at the moment they feel they should finally be getting it all together.

With a rotating cast of lovably insufferable friends, from Emma's fabulous DJ and ladies man roommate to Clem's painfully ordinary and predictable childhood chum, the girls wind their way through the twists and turns of aging parents and terrible bosses and regrettable one night stands, unforeseen setbacks and blessings that present as anything but, and remind each other that while their ships might not have come in yet, the after work drinks are cold and the company can't be beat.

Title : Living the Dream
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ISBN : 1250126908
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Sam rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 11, 2017

Emma and Clem are twentysomething Londoners who want to be writers. And, er, that’s it - Lauren Berry neglected to include a story in her debut novel, Living the Dream! Emma’s the realist of the two, working an office job to pay the rent and writing in her spare time, while Clem’s the dreamer, go...

Emer rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 11, 2017

Oh Hillary I feel ya! I suppose there's nothing inherently wrong with this book... It's just that there's nothing great about it either. And well... I'm bored. Just completely and utterly bored. One or two stars depending on my mood.... My current mood is.... ... So let's go with one star! Where is...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

June 16, 2017

I received this book for free through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4. First off, I don't see why a coffee cup was chosen to be on the cover. The main characters are constantly drinking alcohol not coffee. I wasn’t blown away by this book. It defini...

I read novels rated it ★★★☆☆

July 04, 2017

Living The Dream is a razor-sharp comic novel based on office life and friendship. I totally loved reading some of the most funniest lines that I have ever read. Emma Derringer is an assistant at an advertising agency in London. Being punctual wasn't deliberate she was just born that way. Emma wa...

Blair rated it ★★★★☆

June 13, 2017

A sparky slice of 21st-century chick lit (that is, the type you absolutely don't call chick lit) about two friends in their late twenties, Living the Dream fizzes with humour and intelligence. Emma, who always wanted to be a writer, is stuck in a job at an advertising firm; it pays the bills, but...

Kirsty rated it ★★★☆☆

December 08, 2017

Lauren Berry's Living the Dream is breezy, quick to read, and rather superficial. It is also encompassed under the umbrella of 'chick lit'. Not to sound like a book snob, but all of these are tropes which I would ordinarily avoid when choosing a new read. Regardless, it worked as a wonderful anti...

Samantha rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2017

This one's a little late as I got caught up in the exams rush while reading it, but thank you to Little, Brown for sending me a copy of Lauren Berry's charming and cheeky debut, Living The Dream. Listen, I'm always going to have a weak spot for chick lit that features good ol' British humour and a...

Alisa (worldswithinpages) rated it ★★★☆☆

September 09, 2017

Never have I related so much to a main character before, but Emma and I may be the same person. Emma is a 27-year-old business professional who so desperately wants to do MORE with her life. She is a talented writer, has a strong sense of sarcastic humor, and the people in her life all agree that...

Cori rated it ★★★★☆

June 05, 2017

I enjoyed this book! There was humor (bad date, I've been there) and also some frustrating parts that I wanted to the characters to just think and make the right choice! Overall I found this to be a fun, quick, and entertaining read. I love that it took place in London and described city life. I...

Jeanette rated it ★★★★☆

May 25, 2017

I was pleased to have won this book recently in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This is totally different from the books that I would generally read, but am always ready to try something different. I can only say that it was a fun read and am sure that my 18 yr old granddaughter will enjoy more...

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