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Author: Autumn Chiklis Narrator: Autumn Chiklis Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781684414734
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Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she’s ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?

Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, and parking tickets, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lou’s point of view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A hilarious, gimlet-eyed, and affectionate take on the familial catastrophes.”

    Gigi Levangie Grazer, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Treat yourself to a book that will have you crying with laughter as Autumn highlights the hilarious relationship between mother and daughter in a uniquely twenty-first-century way.”

    Michelle MacLaren, director of Modern Family

  • “The next great female writer…This is a must-read.”

    Maria Menounos, New York Times bestselling author, actress, and television host

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About the Author

Autumn Chiklis is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied theater and screenwriting. She’s an actor (The Shield), stand-up comedian, and contributor to the Huffington Post. She currently resides in Los Angeles.