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ISBN13: 9780140287011
ISBN10: 0140287019
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Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife....well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the Angriest Man in Holloway column for their local paper.

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. He's even got a homeless kid set up in the spare room. Katie isn't sure if this is a 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.

Hornby pulls off the seemingly impossible: He tackles marriage and the nature of benevolence from a woman's point of view without sacrificing his impish charm. (New York)

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According to her own moral calculations, Katie Carr has earned her affair. She's a doctor, and doctors are decent people, and her husband David is the "Angriest Man" in Holloway. When David suddenly becomes good, Katie's sums no longer add up, and she is forced to ask herself some questions.

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kwyszynski, April 11, 2008 (view all comments by kwyszynski)
Hornby has a way of writing about absolutely nothing and everything all at the same time. In How to Be Good he explores the life of a seemingly normal family through their faults, fetishes and overwhelming desire to find normalcy. In the end, they discover that there is no normal life, there is just life, and as long as they stick together it will be a good one.
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ISBN:
9780140287011
Author:
HORNBY, NICK
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
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Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20020208
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
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198 x 128 in.

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"Synopsis" by , According to her own moral calculations, Katie Carr has earned her affair. She's a doctor, and doctors are decent people, and her husband David is the "Angriest Man" in Holloway. When David suddenly becomes good, Katie's sums no longer add up, and she is forced to ask herself some questions.
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