Katie Brenner sees perfection all around her, except in the life she is living. As a junior brand associate, "Cat", her new self-proclaimed identity, is looking to take the branding world by storm. But first, she needs to figure out how to survive among her cut-throat co-workers and her uber stylish boss. Demeter Farlowe has everything Cat thinks she wants in life... a fabulous career, husband and kids, an expensive house plus a staff of workers at her beck and call. Just when Katie thinks her life may be turning around, Demeter does the unthinkable, she fires her.
With no plausible job prospects in sight, Katie returns to Somerset, her family's countryside estate, to help her dad and step-mom open a vacation retreat. Using her savvy branding skills, she markets the farm's glamping site to snooty Londoners looking for a vacay experience in harmony with nature. With Katie's keen eye for business, the resort becomes a hit attracting an unexpected visit from the one and only Demeter and her family for a week's stay. Coming face to face with the bane of her existence proves to be a match made in glamping heaven. Her self-absorbed ex-boss doesn't even recognize her former employee which Katie uses to her full advantage. What transpires between these two strong women brings tears of laughter and joy to the listener.
My Not So Perfect Life: A Novel is a hilarious take on today's corporate world as well as the dating scene. Kinsella brilliantly explores what true happiness means through her quirky, yet lovable cast of British characters. The narrator performs a brilliant interpretation of Kinsella's wicked sense of humor leaving the audience in stitches. This must-read romantic comedy about the online world in which we live left me giddy with laughter.