Anxious People: A funny, comforting and wise new novel from the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove – the perfect escapist treat!: The No. 1 New ... from the author of A Man Called Ove Hardcover – 3 September 2020
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I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know ― Buzzfeed
Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy -- AJ Pearce, bestselling author of Dear Mrs Bird
Captures the messy essence of being human. It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry ― Washington Post
I loved this book. Funny, sad, clever, insightful, surprising and hopeful. Brilliant in every way -- Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of One Summer in Paris
A satisfying remedy for pandemic anxiety . . . It's laugh-out-loud funny and will help restore your faith in humanity ― Independent Daily Edition
Witty, observant, and unpredictable . . . darkly humorous ― Nouse
'19 New Books to Read in September' ― E! Online
Another smash hit . . . With Backman's stunning characters combined with a closed-room mystery, this has all of the ingredients for a novel all your friends will be talking about -- Shane Mullen ― Ebene Magazine
A surprisingly sweet tale. It's the perfect balance of heartwarming and heart-wrenching, and Fredrik Backman [...] has a way of simply yet elegantly describing relationships. We can all be idiots, but we're still all human beings worthy of connection and love ― National Public Radio Book Concierge
About the Author
Fredrik Backman is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - now in development as a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. His subsequent fiction includes My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown and Us Against You. Beartown is being adapted for HBO by the team behind The Bridge. He is also the author of two novellas: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime.
Fredrik Backman's books are published in more than forty countries and have sold over 10 million copies. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
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- Publisher : Michael Joseph (3 September 2020); Penguin Random House
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0718186613
- ISBN-13 : 978-0718186616
- Item Weight : 573 g
- Dimensions : 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Importer : Penguin Random House
- Packer : Penguin Random House
- Generic Name : Book
- Best Sellers Rank: #359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Singh, R. on 12 November 2020
By Nikita Bhatia on 15 October 2020
Anxious People is the most relatable book I have read so far. The way the author has put light on the mental health issues, what the characters are actually going through inside them. Everything is so beautiful. I don’t think I have come across a book which describes human connection, the effect they have on each other so beautifully. The way he has described how we feel at our lowest, during disappointment, the love for our children, the feeling of despair, grief is something I can never put words to. Even after mention of suicide and the struggles of the character, the book didn’t break me instead it was heartwarming, though I got really sad while reading some of the parts.
It hits you at the right spots, it plays with you and gives you a realisation. If there were a visualisation of moments of oxymorons. This is because it gives you hope and despair all at the same time. It's an amazing reference to anxiety, it's what many like me too go through.
Please do pick this one up readers, because it'll end up giving you a lot about yourself.
Very unrealistic at times.
A better read from the same author is - A man called Ove. I had cried reading that book
Top reviews from other countries
Perhaps this is a story about a hostage situation, anxious people, idiots, an apartment viewing, a police investigation, a bridge.
Perhaps this is a story about human relationships, which is something Backman writes about masterfully. This one was no exception, I laughed, I cried, I savored every word and page. Another brilliant novel by one of the best!