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. Download and start listening now!