The Optimist

By Sophie Kipner

A delusional girl’s very misguided search for love

Thursday, 28 June 2018

"The Optimist" comes out in paperback today!


I'm thrilled to share that "The Optimist" is published in paperback today, 28th June, 2018! Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported the book from the beginning and given it this chance to have a second life. The paperback edition will be available online and in stores, everywhere books are sold, across the UK. Please consider it for your book club picks now that it is in a smaller, easier-to-carry size!

"The Optimist" received wonderful reviews in a handful of national magazines, sites and roundups including being named a 2017 "best summer read" by The Daily Mail's top critics. Here are a few:

“Funny and upbeat, simply the best women’s fiction I’ve read in years” — The Sun

“Hilarious . . . Kipner writes beautifully, is emotionally intelligent and has a keen eye for detail - the more absurd the better. The result is a different, occasionally deranged and always very clever read. I loved every minute.” — The Daily Mail

“Like its protagonist, The Optimist is completely bonkers, but in the best way possible.” — The Wales Arts Review

“If you’re looking for a romping romcom with which to escape the knocks of everyday life, this one’s your guy.” — The Pool

If you have had the chance to read it, I would be so appreciative if you'd share your thoughts and reviews on Amazon and on Goodreads if you haven't already done so, as every review counts tremendously! (I only need 15 more for Amazon's rankings to take note.) Here are the quick links: and

Thank you again for helping me to get "The Optimist" out in the wild. I am forever grateful for your support!

My best,




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