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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Belle Narrator: Maggie Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the bestselling author of High Maintenance comes a witty, heartfelt comic novel about marriage, motherhood, and discovering that the life you have is exactly the one you want.

Isolde Brilliant used to have a life she recognized. She was working in finance, she had a devoted, if neurotic, husband, and a perfectly acceptable apartment in downtown Manhattan. But once Izzy’s wish to become a mother finally comes true, she is laid off from her job, and her old world falls by the wayside. Although she's surprised with motherhood’s hidden pleasures—jaunts to the park, bickering with other mothers, and the sense of accomplishment she feels in having made it through her son's first year—her marriage is on shaky ground and she feels lost. She just can’t quite get a grip on what to do now that she has all—or most—of the things she’s ever wanted.

As Izzy ponders her next move, her best friend announces that she is leaving her husband. Balancing the demands of marriage and motherhood for seven years has made her feel like a nag, a shrew, a…you-know-what, and she’s determined that the only way out is too leave. Izzy tries to avoid a similar fate, but as new challenges and temptations arise for her, she begins to wonder if there might be some inescapable grain of truth in her friend’s outlandish theory.

Full of the poignancy and hilarity that readers have come to expect from Jennifer Belle, The Seven Year Bitch is a smart and provocative novel about learning how to love what you have, and finding out that it's both the hardest thing you've ever done and not so hard after all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Georgiann Hennelly | 2/10/2014

    " Easily read chick lit- Great story line. All about not wishing for what you don't have.Isolde is married has a child 'and is very wealthy. She feels she is missing something in her life.After she loses her job she questions her existence and dreams about other men and different alternatives. It has humorand had me laughing out loud at times. While your dreams may not always come true the nightmare you think your living maybe isn,t so bad after all "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/10/2014

    " This was an easy read and I enjoyed turning the pages, unlike the other two library books I got that I'm returning without even reading. But I had several issues with this book. Isolde is dissatisfied with her marriage, but I didn't get enough of a sense of why or how she fell in love with Russell in the first place. A sense of the good times with him or the early stages of their marriage would have made the story more complete. She also has a best friend who makes occasional appearances with a rather bizarre plot. Isolde keeps spending all this money on her nanny to help her try to conceive, yet she discovers that her (illegal immigrant) nanny has a home with very expensive stuff. That was weird. So was a discovery Isolde made about her husband that was pretty much dropped. Basically, Isolde is a woman with a young child who is experiencing the seven year itch (it has turned her into a - well, you see the title), and she has no real friends. There are parts that many women can relate to. I'd give it 2.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristi Bumpus | 1/15/2014

    " I could relate to some of the situations and feelings in this book, but I more often found the protagonist somewhat unsympathetic and unrelatable, even as I was cheering for a happy ending. Still pretty entertaining, although by midbook I found myself wondering why they still had so much income. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debra | 12/29/2013

    " Had some great laughs with this book. Anyone who is married and has children can relate to this book. "

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