Anxious People

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

I can already tell this is going to be one of my favorites for 2021!

Similar to A Man Called Ove, Backman tells a sad story with a bunch of laugh out loud humor. The characters are hysterical, yet believable.

The premise – a real-estate open house, a bank robbery gone wrong, suicide, divorce, financial devastation all combine into a surprisingly heartwarming and incredibly funny story of strangers connecting and coming together to overcome a really odd set of circumstances.

The story does contain many triggers, but the characters lighten the mood and literally had me laughing out loud.

I started the book in audio, but was afraid my lack of focus could cause me to miss important details, so I switched to the book. However, in the book, I missed the voices. So I ended up alternating between the 2, essentially reading the book twice, at the same time.

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