Anxious People is a bank robbery, of sorts, gone awry. But it’s really about the people involved in the hostage situation, of sorts. Neither the robbery nor the hostage situation is what one might think before they’ve started this amazing read. And you’re going to stumble across, as Backman puts it, a bunch of idiots. But it’s going to make you cycle through all the emotions along the journey.
This book is witty, it’s smart and beautiful, and I found myself highlighting so many things as I went along. I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoiling what is sure to be one of your most favorite books this year. But I laughed out loud at some moments, and then my eyes filled up during others. You must read this book, it’s fantastic. Thank you, Atria Books, for sending this gem along.
Anxious People is available on Amazon for $14.99.