It Could Be Worse, You Could Be Me

The Cassandra Chronicles

Ariel Leve

Published: 3 June 2010
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 280 pages
ISBN: 9781846272042


Hypochondriac, neurotic and a habitual worrier, Ariel Leve has always looked on the blighted side of life. She counts it a good day if she manages to get out of bed. If someone should ask: what's the worst that can happen? she has a ready-made list and lives in permanent fear of what's to come. But at least, as a pessimist, she's fully prepared for any eventuality: people who see the glass half full are only a spill away from disappointment. Whether you've been dumped by the love of your life, lost your job, said the wrong thing at a party, or forgotten to have children, Ariel is there to remind you that it could be worse ... you could be her.

About the author

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Ariel Leve is an award-winning journalist and columnist with the Sunday Times Magazine. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Vogue, Elle, the New York Observer, and the Evening Standard. She has twice been nominated for the British Press Awards and in 2008 won Feature Writer Of The Year at the Magazine Design and Journalism Awards. She is based in London and New York and for as long as she can remember she's been worrying. More about the author


‘Ariel Leve is brilliant and funny. Buy this book and keep it close’ Bill Nighy



‘Insightful and sharp, Leve is a born pessimist who, with her doom-laden comments, can make you laugh even if she can't herself’ Sarah Broadhurst

‘It might seem strange that I approve of Ariel's doom-mongering, but actually I find that her hilarious and addictive honesty comes closer to the secret of optimism than she would probably care to admit! Immensely enjoyable’ Laurence Shorter, author of THE OPTIMIST

‘Original, insightful and sharp, this is the flip side of Sex and the City: a very funny book written by a woman who knows how to laugh at herself and her insecurities’ Joan Rivers

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