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!