Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 6,052 Ratings



A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 


  • Captivating

    By shaanonem
    Although Eleanor’s circumstances and experiences were unique to her, the theme of loneliness felt singularly universal. I think this is especially true for the millennial generation.
  • I just loved it!

    By CaroGttz
    It touched my feelings and it made me want to keep reading! I finished it in like two days and only because I have to work. Such a good book, such a good and unexpected turn of events. By the way, we all need a Raymond in our lives!!!
  • So Good!

    By Frisco Grandma
    Such a compelling story! I couldn’t put it down. The layers of the story are woven together so well. I was really surprised at the end about her mother’s phone calls. Maybe should have figured it out, but didn’t. What a story! So well told!
  • Excellent Read

    By dana326!
    Was a great story. I definitely had a hard time putting it down. Easy read
  • Loved it!

    By Patscards
    So well written! In such a warm and very interesting story.
  • A great work of personal discovery

    By goodcoverage
    The author causes Eleanor to speak with extreme clarity and with proper sentence structure. The character of Eleanor is developed by giving glimpses into her past but not giving away the plot to quickly. She encounters people who surprise her by accepting her just as she is. The therapist does a brilliant work of carefully and carefully guiding Eleanor to health. It is difficult to put down the book once started
  • Odd.. but rewarding

    By tony makrios
    I have to be honest, I found myself cringing with second hand embarrassment for the first part of the book. I was close to quitting, it made me feel so uncomfortable. I do NOT understand anyone who finds this funny. It was clear from the get go that something was WRONG. She isn’t just the way she is. The way bits and pieces revealed themselves about her past and her family, that kept me engaged. The second half of the book is a phenomenal and raw look at the rock bottom feeling of declining mental health. As someone who has struggled myself, it was heartbreakingly accurate. The novel unfolded into this beautiful journey of self discovery and recovery. I was pleasantly surprised and deeply moved. I felt the warmth and love grow for Eleanor. She transformed.. and so did my opinion of this book.
  • Quirky and compelling

    By Shawnarogers
    While the topic and life events of this character are dark and disturbing, the author finds a way to bring hope and light to her life. Eleanor is quirky and yet so likable, with the reasons for her mannerisms slowly revealed. This story is compelling and kept me engaged throughout. It also left me thoughtful about the humanity around us and that everyone has a story and no one should have to travel their journey alone.
  • Great Read

    By Angelica616
    Great book. Charming and funny.
  • Must read.

    By KikiKelR
    Fantastic. Could not put it down. What a heart-warming story about loneliness and friendship, as well as self-awareness and care. Eleanor is a truly inspirational under-dog.