Sunday, April 3, 2011

Review: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again. 

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession, her elderly mother Ivy as well. Her daughter can't seem to exist without texting, and her mother brags about "goggling,"-while Joanie, back in the workforce, is still trying to figure out her office computer. And how to fend off the advances of her coworker Bruce. 

Joanie, Caroline, and Ivy are stuck under the same roof, and it isn't easy. But sometimes they surprise each other-and themselves. And through their differences they learn that it is possible to undo the mistakes of the past.

While reading Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, I couldn't help but think about my own experiences with the important women in my life.  Whenever I am going through something rough, I try to concentrate on how it will benefit me in the future.  I was immediately captured and was unable to put this book down.  I highly recommend it, especially for those of you going through a rough patch.

Berkley Trade
January 4, 2011
320 pages

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