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  • Published: 5 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241981269
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Anna Karenina Fix

Life Lessons from Russian Literature




A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian Classics to find the answer to life's most important questions

Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (The Master and Margarita),or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.

  • Published: 5 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241981269
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop is a writer, stand-up comedian and TV and radio presenter. She has hosted book tours for Graham Norton and Jo Brand and is a veteran of four Edinburgh Fringe shows. She is the author of How to Own the Room and host of the chart-topping podcast of the same name. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review. As an executive coach, she works with women across business, media and advertising, helping them to hone their authority, presence and leadership.

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