How To Be Good

How To Be Good

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101215692
  • 336 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


A brutally truthful, hilarious, 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. 
How To Be Good

How To Be Good

Written by: Nick Hornby


IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – winner
New York Times Notable Book – winner
W. H. Smith Book Award – winner


“Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous all at once.”&#151The New York Times Book Review

“A darkly funny and thought-provoking ride.”&#151USA Today

“A bitingly clever novel of ideas…[a] profound, worrying, hilarious, sophisticated, compulsive novel.”&#151The Sunday Times (UK)

“Daringly different.”&#151New York Daily News

“How to be good? How to be bloody marvelous more like.”&#151The Mail on Sunday (UK)

“Breezily hilarious and thought-provoking at the same time.”&#151New York magazine

“Seriousness spiked with humor…a page-turner.”&#151The Washington Times

“A thorny parable…very funny and shrewd.”&