So Lucky - Dawn O'Porter

So Lucky

By Dawn O'Porter

  • Release Date: 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 281 Ratings


*The Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy Book Club pick*

*Longlisted for the Comedy Women In Print Prize!*

‘A total joy’ Matt Haig

‘Very, very funny’ Sara Pascoe

‘Unputdownable’ Marian Keyes

Fearless, frank and for anyone who’s ever doubted themselves, So Lucky is the straight-talking new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller.


Beth shows that women really can have it all.
Ruby lives life by her own rules.
And then there’s Lauren, living the dream.

Beth hasn’t had sex in a year.
Ruby feels like she’s failing.
Lauren’s happiness is fake news.

And it just takes one shocking event to make the truth come tumbling out…


‘A total joy . . . Compulsively funny’ Matt Haig

‘The characters in So Lucky are lovely, very likeable. I enjoyed this book a lot, it really was unputdownable ’ Marian Keyes

‘Funny, thought-provoking and filthy’ Red

‘Thought-provoking . . . Beautifully drawn characters espouse the idea that you shouldn’t judge any book by its cover’ Daily Mail

'Couldn't put it down – it's wonderful' Pandora Sykes

‘Perceptive, poignant and proves that no one’s life is as perfect as it looks’ Sunday Express

‘So Lucky is compulsively gripping and taps into the shame and self-hatred we *all* battle with. It is also very, very funny’ Sara Pascoe

‘Full of relevant issues’ Prima

‘A binge read, was racing home from my day to cuddle up with it on the couch’ Aisling Bea

‘Expect some raw realities of female life, but when these women come together, they go full-blown badass’ Heat

‘In true Dawn style, she has created layered, interesting characters who rile you up but also make you fall in love with them. If you enjoyed The Cows, you are going to LOVE this book. Timely, funny and very very entertaining’ Emma Gannon

‘Funny and very honest’ Davina McCall

‘It’s an incredible and wonderful thing to read her painfully accurate, heart warming and hilarious analysis of our age of comparison in this wonderful, powerful novel!’ Scarlett Curtis

‘Perceptive, poignant and proves that no one’s life is as perfect as it looks’ Sunday Express

‘What a fabulous book. I read it, no DEVOURED it terribly fast and loved every minute’ Mel Giedroyc

‘A funny and relatable one-sitting read’ Carmel Harrington

‘‘Refreshingly raw . . . This is one to race through’ Sunday Mirror

‘A relatable take on the struggle for perfection and a journey to accepting who we truly are’ Woman & Home


  • Bloody brilliant

    By Kerryt6
    Love this book. Women empowering women. A lovely story 🙌
  • Really enjoyed the book .

    By namira43
    Really enjoyed the book . So relatable . I hold highly recommend it .
  • Relatable and hilarious!

    By titchy22
    Loved it.
  • Just what we need to make us laugh and feel warm hearted

    By Picky 123456
    Brilliant, I loved cows but this even tops that. Laugh out loud at some points , shocking and sometimes rude, insightful and heartwarming and relatable....a brilliant all round read particularly for any woman ...gutted when it ended ...
  • Amazing!!

    By Hcb87
    Couldn’t put it down. So well written and had me gripped from the very beginning :-)
  • What a hoot!!

    By howard586
    I’ve read all of Dawns books so Instantly knew this would be good and boy, it did not disappoint!! Rude, funny, thought provoking, sad at times - what more could you ask for. I was left wanting more...Thank you Dawn for your brilliant writing. I’d love to know where you get your ideas from...
  • Great read

    By Cookie P 83
    Read this in a day, couldn’t put it down. Well worth the money.
  • Just ****ing awesome

    By Moobag5
    The best book by Dawn so far. Would have read it in a day but when I read good books I like to savour them so read two/three chapters a night. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • I enjoyed it but...

    By Charli_Louise4
    It felt a bit cobbled together.
  • Unputdownable.

    By Shinglebob88
    A loved every word of this book. Filthy, funny, emotional and extremely thought-provoking. Read it.