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The Memo

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349703824

Price: £20

ON SALE: 20th June 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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Do you ever feel like you have no idea what you’re doing in life – and wonder if you just didn’t get the memo?

Jenny Green is dreading her Class of 2007 reunion. While her friends are killing it, Jenny’s promising career as an artisanal baker went up in flames (literally) and her deadbeat, commitment-phobe boyfriend is cheating on her with their swishy-ponytailed neighbour. She feels like she didn’t get the memo… As it turns out, she didn’t.

Begrudgingly back at university, she receives a text from an unlisted number: Jenny Green – please collect your memo. Hidden on her old campus is a secret female-led organisation providing memos to select students; blueprints for success.

The first time around, Jenny didn’t receive hers. Now she’s being given a second chance – the opportunity to rewrite her past, undo her worst mistakes and fix her mess of a life. But at what price?

A hilarious, achingly relatable, bittersweet and addictive page-turner about lifelong friendships, new loves, second chances and what it really means to live your best life. The Memo will enchant fans of Dolly Alderton’s Ghosts and Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years.

Rave reviews for The Memo:

‘Charming… A modernised Sliding Doors set amid a delightfully specific milieu, this is a paranormal parable with a very relatable heart’ Vogue

‘The very funny wish fulfilment we’ve all been waiting for’ Stylist

‘So sharp, so funny. You might feel better or worse about your own life, but you’ll definitely be laughing’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

‘I loved’ Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman Is in Trouble

‘As deliciously entertaining as it is thought-provoking, I loved The Memo‘s quick-witted charm and huge heart. One of those rare books I’ll be gifting to friends and family alike’ Catherine Walsh, author of Snowed In

‘Totally related to this novel about a thirty-something woman who feels like she didn’t get the memo. Fun, uplifting, page-turning – you’ll just want to gobble it up’ Becky Hunter, author of Meet Me When My Heart Stops

‘A funny, feminist fairy-tale’ Sophie Ranald, author of Sorry Not Sorry

‘The perfect read for anyone dealing with imposter syndrome, jealous Instagram scrolling, or just feeling a little bit lost in adulthood! Totally riveting, packed with warmth and humour, The Memo is equal parts unputdownable and unforgettable’ Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth

‘A pacey and quirky dark fairytale. Like a much sassier Cinderella, mixed with Quantum Leap… I related hard!’ Justin Myers, author of The Last Romeo

‘The book everyone’s going to be addicted to this summer! The Memo is funny and fabulous and hugely original – the sort of book you don’t want to finish and that you’ll want to tell all your friends about when you do’ Victoria Selman, author of Truly, Darkly, Deeply

‘A thought-provoking, page-turning, feel-good riot. A sure-fire hit for your book club!’ Jo Furniss, author of Dead Mile

‘An utterly compelling, searingly relatable book about what-ifs. An absolute must-read’ Hannah Doyle, author of The Pick-Up

‘Insanely entertaining, hilarious, and ingenious! The Memo had me cry-laughing so hard that my husband had to move to another room’ Jenny Mollen, author of City of Likes

‘Don’t miss The Memo. A unique and riveting novel about a chance to redo your “what ifs”. You will love this narrator and be pulling for her. What a ride!’ Laura Dave, bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me

‘A total joyride of a novel. The Memo is a funny, fascinating exploration of love, friendship, ambition, and what it truly means to live a good life. I loved it’ J Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author Friends and Strangers

‘Smart, sharp, darkly funny, and every woman’s fantasy: the chance to course-correct a life full of flawed decisions with the help of a memo. What could possibly go wrong?! I loved The MemoLaura Zigman, bestselling author of Separation Anxiety

‘This book is hilarious! It had me cackling and reading sentences out loud to my pet rabbit’ Nell Freudenberger, bestselling author of The Newlyweds

Reviews

Insanely entertaining, hilarious, and ingenious! The Memo had me cry-laughing so hard that my husband had to move to another room. My only complaint about The Memo is I wish I'd gotten my hands on it sooner. To think of what could have been!
Jenny Mollen, author of City of Likes
Don't miss The Memo. A unique and riveting novel about a chance to redo your 'what ifs'. You will love this narrator and be pulling for her. What a ride!
New York Times bestselling Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me
A total joyride of a novel. The Memo is a funny, fascinating exploration of love, friendship, ambition, and what it truly means to live a good life. I loved it
J Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author Friends and Strangers
Smart, sharp, darkly funny, and every woman's fantasy: the chance to course-correct a life full of flawed decisions with the help of a memo. What could possibly go wrong?! I loved The Memo and the brilliant imaginations of Lauren Mechling and Rachel Dodes that created it
Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Separation Anxiety
This book is hilarious! It had me cackling and reading sentences out loud to my pet rabbit
Nell Freudenberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Newlyweds
Charming... A modernised Sliding Doors set amid a delightfully specific milieu, this is a paranormal parable with a very relatable heart
Vogue
The very funny wish fulfilment we've all been waiting for
Stylist
So sharp, so funny. You might feel better or worse about your own life, but you'll definitely be laughing
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
As deliciously entertaining as it is thought-provoking, I loved The Memo's quick-witted charm and huge heart. One of those rare books I'll be gifting to friends and family alike
Catherine Walsh, author of Snowed In
Totally related to this novel about a thirty-something woman who feels like she didn't get the memo. Fun, uplifting, page-turning - you'll just want to gobble it up
Becky Hunter, author of Meet Me When My Heart Stops
A funny, feminist fairy-tale. With a fabulously relatable heroine and some cracking villains, this thought-provoking page-turner will make you feel like yo''re right there with Jenny as she turns back the clock and rewrites her past
Sophie Ranald, author of Sorry Not Sorry
The perfect read for anyone dealing with imposter syndrome, jealous Instagram scrolling, or just feeling a little bit lost in adulthood! Totally riveting, packed with warmth and humour, The Memo is equal parts unputdownable and unforgettable
Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth
An utterly compelling, searingly relatable book about what-ifs. I ADORED the concept - who hasn't wondered what would happen if we could "fix" our biggest mistakes? The Memo throws a gripping exploration of female friendships and some will-they won't-they into the mix, making it an absolute must-read
Hannah Doyle, author of The Pick-Up
A pacey and quirky dark fairytale. Like a much sassier Cinderella, mixed with Quantum Leap... I related hard!
Justin Myers, author of The Last Romeo
The book everyone's going to be addicted to this summer! The Memo is funny and fabulous and hugely original - the sort of book you don't want to finish and that you'll want to tell all your friends about when you do
Victoria Selman, author of Truly, Darkly, Deeply
A thought-provoking, page-turning, feel-good riot. A sure-fire hit for your book club
Jo Furniss, author of Dead Mile