Book Review-Not Working by Lisa Owens

Claire quit her steady office job in order to find herself and a job that’s more meaningful. She lives together with her boyfriend Luke, who is a trainee brain surgeon and supports her fully in her ‘finding herself’ phase.

This in a nutshell is the story of the book. There are of course many more issues that come with not having a job. Claire’s mum who refuses to talk to her and her friends, who all seem to have their lives figured out.

Claire’s dad says one sentence that stuck with me. He says, with regards to finding a job: There’s a whole world between any old thing and the thing. This can be applied to anything in life really. I feel connected with the Amin character, as I also am deeply unsatisfied in my job, and feel there is something else I could be doing. Unlike Claire I don’t have the guts to quit. 

The book is fast paced and funny at times and very close to real life. I am sure any people can identify with Claire to some extend or other. I wouldn’t classify this book as chick lit. I would recommend this book to anybody who is trying to find themselves in this fast world.

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