Twentysomething: The Quarter-Life Crisis of Jack Lancaster

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Twenty Something recounts a year in the life of Jack Lancaster, a go-getting graduate in the City, who is mainly going and getting drunk. Inspired by the sage advice of Flatmate Fred, Jack decides to start keeping a diary in the hopes that by writing down his thoughts he'll be able to tease out the snags in his complicated life: his disastrous relationship with the luscious Lucy, his dismal job in an investment bank, and his general dissatisfaction with life as a twentysomething in the City.
Setting out to sabotage his career and save his soul, Jack embarks on a war of nerves with his sarcastic, Latin-spouting boss and dumps his girlfriend, falling head over heels in love with the office beauty. But when his ex takes up with his best friend by way of revenge, Jack's life spirals further into chaos, until a tragic twist of fate sets him on a bumbling journey towards a life less awful.

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Iain Hollingshead is an author and journalist. His first novel –Twenty Something – was published in May 2006. His second, Beta Male, appeared in April 2010. He has also written three spin-off books for the BBC’s BAFTA-winning spy drama Spooks, and has edited five bestselling collections of unpublished letters to The Daily Telegraph in the Am I alone in thinking...? series. He also co-authored and produced a musical – Blair on Broadway – which ran for three weeks in a pub theatre before transferring to the West End. His journalism has appeared in a wide range of publications, from the Guardian to GQ, Grazia to The Sunday Times.Regular columns have included “Loose Ends”, in the Saturday Guardian, and “Friends”, a pastiche of the coalition government in The Sunday Telegraph.

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In this lad's version of Bridget Jones's Diary (1998), 25-year-old London banker Jack Lancaster is experiencing a quarter-life crisis: he hates his soul-killing job, he's upset about his receding hairline and expanding waistline, and he's stuck in a disastrous relationship with his longtime girlfriend. As Jack records in his diary all the dismal turns his life has taken, or, as he puts it, why he has become such a "tosspot," he formulates a plan to free himself from the grindstone. He sets out to get himself fired and engages in a very funny war of words with his intimidating boss. Other complications involve the pregnancy of his ex-girlfriend and his infatuation with a beautiful colleague (which leaves him uncharacteristically tongue-tied). First-novelist Hollingshead has a real flair for comedy, especially evident in a hilarious series of e-mails describing Jack's disastrous trip to Latin America and a vitriolic letter he pens while doing volunteer political work. Pure comic gold. Joanne Wilkinson
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