Lolly Winston


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Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn., Lolly Winston holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she wrote a collection of short stories as her thesis.

Her first novel, Good Grief, published in 2004, was a New York Times best-seller, a #1 Book Sense pick, and was translated into 15 languages. The film rights have been optioned by Universal Studios. Her second novel, Happiness Sold Separately, also hit the New York Times best seller list upon its publication in August 2006. Her short stories have appeared in The Sun, The Southeast Review, The Third Berkshire Anthology, Girls' Night Out and others. She's contributed essays to the anthologies Kiss Tomorrow Hello (Doubleday, 2006), and the
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Average rating: 3.64 · 34,475 ratings · 2,474 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Good Grief

3.73 avg rating — 27,548 ratings — published 2004 — 57 editions
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Happiness Sold Separately

3.27 avg rating — 5,815 ratings — published 2005 — 44 editions
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Me for You

3.30 avg rating — 1,112 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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“Suddenly what to do with the rest of my life and what shirt to wear became equally daunting decisions.”
Lolly Winston, Good Grief

“A vida é muito menos assustadora quando se enterram as ambições e se pára de desejar coisas.”
Lolly Winston, Happiness Sold Separately

“On my way home from work that night, I get in an accident: I’m broadsided by the holidays.”
Lolly Winston, Good Grief

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