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Allison Weiss has a great job, a handsome husband, an adorable daughter … and a secret.

Allison is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she develops takes off, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. Her husband’s becoming distant, her daughter’s acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s barely dealing at all. As she struggles to hold her home and work life together, and meet all of the needs of the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort—they help her feel calm and get her through her increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries a bit that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it’s not like she’s some Hollywood starlet partying all night, or a homeless person who’s lost everything. It’s not as if she has a problem.

All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, this tale of empowerment and redemption is Jennifer Weiner’s most poignant, timely, and triumphant story yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compulsively readable.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Weiner’s latest novel is reminiscent of Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted, as Allison struggles to first hide, and then overcome, the addiction that jeopardizes everything she has worked so hard to achieve. An absolutely heartbreaking read that will leave readers haunted. Great for book clubs or for anyone trying to understand a loved one’s addiction.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Weiner, who is a master at creating realistic characters, is at her best here, handling a delicate situation with witty dialogue and true-to-life scenes. Readers will be nodding their heads in sympathy as Allison struggles to balance being a mother, a daughter, and a wife while desperately just wanting to be herself.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Bestselling author Weiner takes us down the slippery slope of prescription drug addiction in this page-turning saga about a working mom, Allison Weiss, who uses pills to deal with recurrent pain, not to mention life’s increasing challenges…Weiner doesn’t take Allison’s path to redemption lightly, and convincingly shows that addiction can, indeed, be overcome, but only with genuine commitment and hard, hard work.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A thirty-nine-year-old suburban mom turns to prescription painkillers to manage the compounding stresses of her downwardly mobile existence…Weiner does a good job of describing the mindset of the addict and provides a realistic portrayal of upper-middle-class addiction in a novel that will appeal to her many fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014
  • Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, June 2014
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • An iTunes Top Seller
  • A #1 NPR Bestseller
  • A Chicago Tribune Bestseller
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