Getting Over It by Anna Maxted

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Helen Bradshaw isn't exactly living out her dreams. She's a lowly assistant editor at GirlTime magazine, she drives an ancient Toyota, and she has a history of choosing men who fall several thousand feet below acceptable boyfriend standard. Not to mention that she shares an apartment with a scruffy , tactless roommate, her best girlfriends are a little too perfect, and the most affectionate male in her life—her cat, Fatboy—occasionally pees in her underwear draw.

Then Helen gets the telephone call she least expects: Her father has had a massive heart attack. Initially brushing off his death as merely an interruption in her already chaotic life (they were never very close, after all), Helen is surprised to find everything else starting to crumble around her. Her pushy mother is coming apart at the seams, a close friend might be heading toward tragedy, and, after the tequila incident, it looks as though Tom the vet will be sticking with Dalmatians. Turns out getting over it isn't going to be quite as easy as she thought.


About Anna Maxted

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Author Anna Maxted was born in 1969. She graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English and started working as a reporter for the Jewish Chronicle. Later on, she became a freelance writer for the Sunday Mirror, the Daily Mirror, Independent on Sunday, FHM, Cosmopolitan, and numerous other publications. After her father died of a stroke, she wrote a piece about her grief which attracted interest from the book publishing industry. Her first novel, Getting over It, was published in 2000. She has also written two self-help books on sex and seduction. She currently lives in London, England with her family.
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 416 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The course Maxted sets for Helen is loaded with hurdles, but as you leap with her, Maxted keeps you laughing and rooting for the Helen in each of us.

Aug 26 2000 | Read Full Review of Getting Over It

Entertainment Weekly

Brit magazine writer Anna Maxted's debut novel Getting Over It will naturally draw quick comparisons to Bridget Jones's Diary, since neurotic-but-twitty twenty-soemthing Helen Bradshaw has a low-rent editorial job, a hostile boss who makes her dress up as a tampon, a gaggle of quirky but loyal fr...

Jun 09 2000 | Read Full Review of Getting Over It

Austin Chronicle

Inanely contrived problems keep our Helen from the veterinarian-in-shining-armor she is clearly (painfully clearly) meant for, and whom she just as clearly does not deserve.

Jul 07 2000 | Read Full Review of Getting Over It

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