Delicious with much wit ... author and reader have the greatest fun
Colwin's canny Manhattan pastorale strikes me as at least as much fun to read as Sense and Sensibility
A funny, loving, celebratory book ... in which everything is perfect
Shimmering ... funny... it made everything in my life seem a whole lot better
it abounds in good lines, aphorisms, advice to both the loved and the lovelorn
Laurie Colwin was the best kind of master: human and humorous, full of wisdom and love. When am I happy all the time? When I have a stack of Laurie Colwin books beside me
Merry and bright and tender ... written in exquisitely balanced sentences that taste just right. Comparison with Jane Austen is not out of order
A jewel of romantic comedy
A pleasure ... endless surprises and ultimately boundless joy ... It would be difficult not to enjoy it all
Rare and charming ... refreshingly soothing
An elegant, fresh, funny tale of four people in love ... There's electricity here ... Pure delight
Amazing! Impossible to put down ... sharply funny, altogether unusual. I recommend it highly
Uplifting, funny, generous and perspicacious (especially about love), Happy all the Time is one of the most comforting, clever novels I know.
The cleverly curated new W&N Essentials range launches with Happy All The Time by Laurie Colwin. This sparkling and witty romantic comedy of manners... is like literary serotonin.