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Author Nick Hornby was born in Redhill Surrey England in 1957 He graduated from Cambridge University and taught English to foreign students while reviewing for magazines including Time Out and the Literary Review His first book a series of critical essays on American novelists was published in 1992 In the same year Fever Pitch his memoir of a life devoted to Arsenal football club was released It won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was adapted as both a play and a film the latter starring Colin Firth His fiction continues to explore male obsessions crises and weaknesses His first novel High Fidelity 1995 is the story of an obsessive record collector and list-maker and was adapted as a film in 2000 starring John Cusack His second novel About a Boy 1998 focuses on the growing relationship between 30-something Will Freeman and Marcus a 12-year-old boy A film version starring Hugh Grant premiered in 2002 His novel How to Be Good 2001 explores contemporary morals marriage and parenthood It won the WH Smith Award for Fiction in 2002 His most recent books are 31 Songs 2003 and A Long Way Down 2005 In 1999 Nick Hornby was awarded the E M Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters From httpwwwcontemporarywriterscomauthorspauth51state Plot How to be good is the story of Katie and David Carr and their problems in their marriage Katie Carr is a general practitioner a job which satisfies her very much because she has every day the feeling that shes doing something good Her husband David who is looking most of the time after their children Molly and Tom is writing sporadic columns as the angriest man in Holloway for a local Newspaper in which he backbites viciously about everything and everybody Moreover he is writing a satiric book which should be called The Green Keepers Because Katie cant bear her
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