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Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Tracee Chimo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2014 ISBN: 9781442367289
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From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes her “best book yet” (Philadelphia Inquirer), a “compulsively readable” novel that shows “there’s no doubt Weiner knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well” (The New York Times Book Review).

Allison Weiss got her happy endinga handsome husband, an adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or if your husband ignores you? She tells herself that the pills help her make it through her days…but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?

Hailed as “a witty, realistic criticism on the modern age” (Boston Herald), this remarkable story of a woman’s fall into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful, moving, and celebrated work yet. Download and start listening now!

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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

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

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About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.