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Making It Up As I Go Along

Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes™ - A bold, brilliant book bursting with Marian's hilarious and heartfelt observations on modern life, love and much, much else besides. Such as? you are determined to ask. Well, how about her guide to breaking up with your hairdresser? Or the warning she has for us all after a particularly traumatic fling with fake tan. There's the pure and bounteous joy of the nail varnish museum. Not to mention the very best lies to tell if you find yourself on an Arctic cruise. She has words of advice for those fast approaching fifty. And she's here to tell you the secret secret truth about writers - well, this one anyway. You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along.

Издательство: "Penguin Random House" (2016)

Формат: 155x235, 464 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-718-18173-4

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Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes
Born 10 September 1963 (1963-09-10) (age 48)
Limerick, Ireland
Occupation Writer, novelist
Nationality Irish
Alma mater Dublin University
Period 1995–present
Genres Women's literature
Subjects Domestic violence, drug abuse, mental illness, divorce and alcoholism
Notable work(s) Fiction
'Watermelon (1995)
Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (1996)
This Charming Man (2008)
Spouse(s) Tony Baines (m. 1995–present) «start: (1995)»"Marriage: Tony Baines to Marian Keyes" Location: (linkback://

Marian Keyes (born 10 September 1963) is an Irish Book Awards-winner Irish novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for her work in women's literature. She has sold over more 22 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages.[1] She became known worldwide for their best-sellers, Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married and This Charming Man, which is considered one of the first authors to have the subject Chick Lit in their books.



Born in Limerick and raised in Monkstown, Keyes earned a law degree from Dublin University, but immediately disregarded it, left Ireland and became a waitress in London, feeling as though she did not deserve a well-paid career. Keyes began composing short stories after she found work in an accounts office, but initially had no intention of completing a novel, arguing that it would take too long.

In this period of her life, she underwent a severe struggle with alcoholism, but overcame this in 1995 at a rehabilitation center in Dublin, Ireland.

However, following a letter back from the publisher whom she'd sent her manuscripts to, she began work on a book, and thus her first feature-length story, Watermelon, was born. Known for her self-deprecation, Keyes often says that she "became a writer by accident".


Although many of her novels are known as comedies, they are often filled with dark themes including domestic violence, drug abuse, mental illness, divorce and alcoholism, most of which are loosely based on her own life experiences.

She is regarded by her fans as a pioneer of the so-called 'chick-lit' genre[citation needed]; her stories usually revolve around a strong female character who overcomes numerous obstacles to achieve lasting happiness.

Personal life

Keyes currently lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony, after moving back from London in 1997. She suffers from severe clinical depression, and attempted suicide in 1994; she has since talked frankly about her battle with the disease.[2]



  • Watermelon (1995)
  • Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (1996)
  • Rachel's Holiday (1998)
  • Last Chance Saloon (1999)
  • Sushi for Beginners (2000)
  • No Dress Rehearsal (2000)
  • Angels (2002)
  • The Other Side of the Story (2004)
  • Nothing Bad ever Happens in Tiffany's (2005)
  • Anybody Out There? (2006)
  • This Charming Man (2008)
  • The Brightest Star in the Sky (2009)


  • Under the Duvet (2001)
  • Further under the Duvet (2005)
  • Cracks In My Foundation in Damage Control - Women on the Therapists, Beauticians, and Trainers Who Navigate Their Bodies edited by Emma Forrest (2007)

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