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.

One thought on “Book Review-Not Working by Lisa Owens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s