Fighting off January blues? We have just the thing to cheer you up! The hilariously witty and life-affirming novel, 30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani is now available in the US (Penguin Random House). It will be closely followed by the UK hardback edition release on 20th January.

Following thirty-year-old Nina Mistry who hits rock bottom on her birthday when she inadvertently joins a felafel-fuelled protest and ends up in a police station cell, this book explores timely topics such as diversity in the media, beauty ideals, all while questioning what it means to truly love yourself completely and unapologetically. These charming book captivated publishers immediately, with rights acquired in the US by Kate Seaver at Penguin Random House, and Eleanor Dryden at Hachette after a heated four-way auction in the UK.

Buzz has been building in anticipation for Radhika’s debut adult fiction novel – it was featured in a series of roundups including Good Housekeeping’s 15 best and most anticipated books of 2022‘ and Publisher’s Weekly, which called the characters ‘charming and heartfelt. Penguin Random House also launched a sweepstakes featuring 30 Things I Love About Myself, called ‘Reads to Warm Your Body and Heart‘, whereby one winner would receive a copy of the book. To promote the book, Radhika will be giving exciting talks such as this one with author Jen Frederick at independent bookshop in California:

Radhika is a body positivity campaigner herself, and has written regularly on women’s issues and lifestyle topics for The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian, BBC, Grazia, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. She is a regular guest on TV and radio shows, from Good Morning Britain to Sky News and gave a TedX talk called ‘How to love yourself’. She is an influential body positivity campaigner further to starting the #sideprofileselfie to celebrate big noses for BBC Three which had 1.2 million views, and went viral with more than 10,000 women taking their own #sideprofileselfies.

Early reviews have but nothing short of positive:

‘I adored everything about this hilarious, clever, uplifting novel! 30 Things I Love About Myself is a laugh-out-loud, feel-good novel that will leave you inspired and hopeful and downright happy! A truly gifted storyteller…Sanghani’s charmingly flawed characters are so lovable and authentic you’ll feel like you’re part of the Mistry family. In turns uproariously funny and tenderly touching, 30 Things I Love About Myself is the perfect antidote for today’s stressful world.’
Lori Nelson SpielmanNew York Times bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

‘Radhika Sanghani’s 30 Things I Love About Myself is absolutely charming! Nina Mistry’s life has completely unraveled, but a randomly discovered self-help book shows her the way out…Touching, clever, poignant, and hilarious. Readers will cheer for Nina as she discovers the most important lesson in life—to love yourself. A brilliant and timely read!’
Jenn McKinlayNew York Times bestselling author of Wait For It

“A heartwarming read about self-acceptance and the idea that it’s possible to learn to love your imperfect self.”
Kirkus Reviews

Now, we cannot wait to introduce you to Nina…