A wife struggles to cope with her selfish husband’s sudden conversion into a much better person, in Nick Hornby’s wise and funny novel.

London GP Katie Carr always thought she was a good person. With her husband David making a living as 'The Angriest Man in Holloway', she figured she could put up with anything. Until, that is, David meets DJ Goodnews and becomes a good person too. A far-too-good person, who starts committing crimes of charity like taking in the homeless and giving their kids' toys away. Suddenly Katie's feeling very bad about herself. If charity begins at home, then maybe it's time to move. . .

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Nick Hornby examined the travails of contemporary marriage, parenthood and morality through a couple who embark on a quest to be and do good and find it is harder than they imagined.
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