Review: Funny Girl by Nick Hornby


funnygirlNick Hornby is the author of beloved novels like High Fidelity and About a Boy, as well as the screenwriter of one of my favorite films, An Education. Hornby’s characters are funny, flawed, and lovable. The protagonist of his newest novel, Funny Girl, is no different. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of Funny Girl, which was released on February 3rd, thanks to Shelf Awareness and Riverhead Books. I devoured this book in a manner of days, and I’ve returned to its pages since to relive some of my favorite moments.

Funny Girl follows the journey of Barbara from Blackpool, who idolizes Lucille Ball and wants to make it in show business as a comedic actress. Her curvy figure makes her perfect for sexy bikini parts in films, and she has a difficult time making her agent take her seriously. Barbara, who…

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