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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill A. Davis Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Emily has a tendency to live with one foot out the door. For her, the best thing about a family crisis is the excuse to cut and run. When her mother dramatically announces they've found a lump, Emily gladly takes a rain check on life to be by her mother's side, leaving behind her career, her boyfriend, and those pesky, unanswerable questions about who she is and what she's doing with her life.

But Emily realizes that she hasn't run fast or far enough. One evening, Emily opens the door, quite literally, to find her past staring her in the face. How do you forge a relationship with the father who left when you were five years old? As Emily attempts to find balance on the emotional seesaw of her life, she takes a no-risk job as a receptionist at her father's law firm and slowly gets to know the man she once pretended was dead.

From the brainy, breezy writer who "writes like a professional comic" (The Onion) and is "hard to stop reading once you start" (USA Today) comes a laugh-out-loud tale that confirms you can recover from your parents, the bad habit of missed opportunities, and men who romance you with meat. When opportunity knocks, it's time to stop running and start living.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Ask Again Later is an engaging slice of life.”

    Emily Griffin, bestselling author of Baby Proof

  • “[The] dialogue…crackles with electricity between highly charged characters and is often as funny for what’s left unsaid.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Davis’s book leavens regret and tragedy with a light-handed wit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hilarious, heartfelt...Davis’s witty voice is pitch-perfect.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Comedy and drama is perfectly balanced in Jill A. Davis’ new novel, Ask Again Later.

    Connecticut Post

  • “[Ask Again Later] is both very funny and deeply moving.”

    Booklist

  • “Davis makes the narrative work with effortless light humor and genuine thoughtfulness…Well-drawn characters with emotional integrity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Diandra | 2/19/2014

    " This book was amazing. I loved the vignette chapters. I loved the characters. I'm in love with Emily Rhodes. Absolutely loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jean Ann | 2/17/2014

    " Didn't love it, but found some quotes that were sooooo me that I kept going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Grey | 2/14/2014

    " It hit the spot for being a good summer read. It has some emotional themes, but the book's tone is light-hearted. Short vignette chapters are amusing, and they make for a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin Nicholas | 2/12/2014

    " This was a quirky book that made me laugh out loud. The author is a funny lady. "

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About the Author
Author Jill A. Davis

Jill A. Davis was a writer for Late Show with David Letterman, where she received five Emmy nominations. She has also written several television pilots and movie screenplays in addition to short stories. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.