by Holly Wainwright Read profile


Published on 1st November 2019

Elle is holed up in an exclusive retreat where women pay thousands to mimic her extreme lifestyle, or die trying. But who's bankrolling Elle's new empire? 

Abi just wants to marry her true love in the garden on New Year's Eve. But her ex-husband is building a financial cult in the shed and her teenage daughter's YouTube channel is gaining followers for all the wrong reasons. 

Frances has a newborn and a WhatsApp mothers' group that's giving her anxiety. But she's certain that if she can just be more like those fitmums on Instagram, things can only get better. 

Enter the world of How to be Perfect… fake gurus, green smoothies and bad influences included.

Praise for Holly Wainwright:

'Hilarious, warm, witty and oh so real'  Jo Elvin, Editor of You Magazine, Mail on Sunday

'The freshest, funniest new voice in fiction since Liane Moriarty.' Mia Freedman

'Fun, witty, and beautifully expletive -ridden' Read the Write Act

'This book is funny, perceptive and a must-read for anyone with an interest in social media' Better Reading