With her inimitable wit and insight, Fay Weldon offers her wisdom on the subject of female happiness and how to achieve it. What makes women happy? Nothing, for more than ten minutes at a time, so stop worrying. In this book, Fay Weldon offers wisdom gleaned from a remarkable life, a brilliantly successful career and a fair share of trouble. She explores what makes women happy; how our lives, jobs, families, bodies, desires, morals and responsibilities affect that happiness, and what we can do to lead more rounded and desirable lives. As she delivers the verdicts, she also delivers short stories, or perhaps parables, to prove her points. To be good, she concludes, is to be happy, to be happy is to be good. The Victorians had it right. A blend of philosophy, storytelling and self-help, this inspirational work shows Weldon at the peak of her creative powers, brisk, stylish and entertaining.
Fay Weldon is a novelist, screenwriter and cultural journalist. Her novels include The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Puffball, Big Women and Rhode Island Blues. She has also published her autobiography Auto da Fay. Her most recent book was the critically acclaimed novel She May Not Leave. She lives in Dorset.