Alex Bellotti interviewed me for the Hackney Gazette. Am pleased to say it was the most read in the Entertainment section for over a week! Take a look: 'Girls' In Dalston? Elizabeth Aaron's New Novel Bares Soul Of 20-Something Hipsters
Summer 2014 Books: The Top Ten Chick Lits You Have To Buy, Closer Magazine
PAMFLET x TWIN Summer Reads at Twin Magazine review and illustrations, 'Loosely plotted around the final year of university student Georgie’s fashion degree, we join her as she marauds around east London with her two best friends Rose and Sarah... Low Expectations is full of observational comedy and cameos from some familiar locations and is cutely illustrated by Aaron who has a background in fashion design.'
Interview with the Hackney Gazette, 'I think our generation was just having so much bad sex that a paradigm shift was created.'
Interview with Enquire Italia
Review by The Workshy Fop, 'Low Expectations is an enjoyable, funny debut. Aaron has a way with deadpan asides and cutting descriptions: one character’s nose ‘leers menacingly out of her forehead , casting its malevolent shadow over her other more attractive characteristics, like a tiny Voldemort’.'
Review by Jenessa Williams, 'As a debut novel, I am really excited to follow Elizabeth Aaron's career - you know you have found a great author when you read something that makes you want to be the writers friend, which is exactly how I feel here. Until we meet and become bff's, this book is the next big thing - roll on novel number two!'
Review by Francesca Baker, 'This book reminds us of how much fun failures and fuck ups can be, and the life lessons we learn from those experiences. In short, how they make us who we are. If you are looking for a book that can be described as easy reading but yet is not trashy, a book for sassy girls that isn’t chick lit, which talks about sex without being either sexual or crass, and is funny but god forbid not billed as a comedy Low Expectations may just be it.'
Review by ChickLit Pad, 'Georgie had so much flesh as someone who couldn’t be fictitious. I’m not sure, but I felt I was reading the exact life of Elizabeth Aaron, like a memoir of the sorts... having this connection with the main character as you would someone in real life is just super. From her lengthy thoughts on relationships, sex, and men, you get the feeling you are not reading just a book, but reading a real-life story penned in a book.'
Review by Book Bitch, 'This book is definitely one that people need to pick up and devour. It's a quick read, but it's also very witty. The characters and their situations are very realistic and up-to-date with everyone in their early 20's. I found myself laughing at specific situations that, I, myself had been in.'
Exclusive Low Expectations Extract on Keep Calm And Read A Book
Elizabeth Aaron: Top 5 Things I've Learned In My 20s blog post on Books With Bunny
Interview with Chick Lit Uncovered
This Weeks Best Book Releases... on Bookaholic Confessions 'I get a feeling Elizabeth Aaron is definitely going to be one to watch…'
Recap: Low Expectations Book Launch on Eclectic Society by Jessica Cooper. 'This debut novel is definitely one to watch: it’s been tipped as “GIRLS meets The Devil Wears Prada in Dalston” and with approval from those in the fashion industry, it’s on the top of everyone’s reading list so pick up a copy today!'
Book News: Low Expectations on I Heart ChickLit, 'I LOVE the sound of Low Expectations and it reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada! Fashion, drama and love, what's not to love? I think it's going to be a fabulous read! Can't wait!'
High Expectations For Low Expectations by Louise O'Neill, author of 'Only Ever Yours'. 'Sound good? Well, it was. I could not put it down. It’s laugh out loud funny, a little bit grubby in the best possible way, and just feels very real. All the chapters have headings like ‘The Deformed Lovechild of Kurosawa’s Subconscious’ and ‘Hamster Mouth More Lethal Than Listerine’, accompanied by Aaron’s own illustrations, which I adored.'
Brixton Book Jam Reading Review on Sonny The Intern 'Aaron's reading was something else though. Hilarious from start to finish, she chose an extract from my favourite chapter, about picking up an extraordinary amount of cocaine from her 'friendly neighbourhood dealer man' in preparation for what might possibly be the messiest New Year's Eve East London has ever seen.'
And here it is, at last! The full-length Low Expectations Book Trailer that I've been banging on about for months. Take a look, tell me what you think and please feel free to share with friends and family (maybe not lovers).
Thanks so much to these fine and beautiful people, without whom it would never have been possible: Sophia Carr-Gomm, Harry Bird, Adjani Salmon, Anna Reinelt, Leila Reinelt, Hana Forrest, Holly Stratton, Maximilian Von Thungen-Reichenbach, Mike O'Connor, Nathanael Bauer, Rory Rea, Lisa Wiik, Maggie Li, Alice Howlett, Hanako Whiteway, lola demo, Love Neon, Fyodor Golan, Okay Studio and all the generous Kickstarter pledgers!