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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandi Kahn Shelton Narrator: Fran Tunno Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781593163259
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What Comes after Crazy is a warm, funny, poignant, and extremely real story about a woman who fights to stay true to herself—and to her two young children—after her husband has an affair and moves to the desert to “find himself.”

Maz Lombard is a single mother with two high-strung daughters and an even more high-maintenance mom, the all-seeing, all-knowing, many-times-married Madame Lucille. Maz is struggling to put her life together after her unfaithful husband, Lenny, never managed to find his way back home after going off to Santa Fe to build condos two years ago. All she wants is a normal life with ordinary people around her. Once afraid of taking risks of any kind, Maz suddenly finds herself going overboard, even falling in love with a much younger man from the daycare center all to the dismay of her troubled, sad adolescent daughter, who is beginning to believe she has inherited the family psychic gene and is terrorizing the kids on the playground.

When Madame Lucille, her new husband, and Lenny all land one her doorstep on day, Maz decides it’s time to stake out what she truly stands for—especially when Lucille and Lenny cook up a plan that throws all of their lives into turmoil, forcing Maz to face a new round of betrayals by the people she once trusted. In the process, Maz learns that it’s not enough to simply reject your past and attempt to cut yourself off from it. The crazy, unhappy parts of our lives have much to teach us. By learning to forgive, Maz is able to define herself on her own terms—and finally live that authentic life she has always wanted.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Equal parts energetic comedy and earnest domestic saga…Lovely descriptions often grace the pages, and there are plenty of laughs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tunno provides exceptional narration to quirky characters and a laugh-out-loud story.”

    AudioFile

  • “This remarkable fiction debut by the author of several parenting book is both hilarious and poignant, featuring wonderfully wacky characters, snappy dialogue, and outrageous situations. Strongly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Shelton’s lively novel is perfect for readers who enjoy the antics of quirky characters.”

    Booklist

  • “Shelton…has a good touch with mother/daughter conflicts and a strong sense of the ambiguities of friendships. Her Maz is a sympathetic character not in spite of but because of her self-acknowledged flaws. Appealing and other very funny—both important pluses in a crowded field of domestic ‘drama-dies.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/20/2014

    " I laughed out loud (even when there were people around!) while reading this book. The characters in the book are the people who put FUN in dysfunctional! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey Collins | 2/20/2014

    " Thought I'd try something light after the last read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 2/20/2014

    " I think Sandi Kahn Shelton has a gift for bringing fictional characters to life through her uniquely descriptive writing style. And she has a quirky sense of humor. Sadly, she also uses a lot of vulgar, crude language so I cannot recommend her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " A fun chick-lit tale of life, love and laughter in the world of marriage, parenting, dealing with truly out-there extended family, and jobs that drive us nuts. There is much crazy here, but all of it in a realistic fashion. I dare you not to laugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/26/2014

    " Quick and fun read with wacky characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lea | 1/23/2014

    " I loved this book. I was completely absorbed by it. I went out and bought everything I could find by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 1/16/2014

    " "Lead character, Maz Lombard, wants a ""normal life"" - but then who doesn't? She's the daughter of a fortune teller, married to an oaf who thinks he's a shaman; He leaves her and her two small daughters in the northeast to venture out to Santa Fe and then just about the time she thinks she's getting it together; he returns as does her fortune teller mother with wife # 5 (or is it #6).....it's a delightful tale of finding oneself in the strangest way and places." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/11/2014

    " Cute, but not as good as Kissing Games of the World "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 1/8/2014

    " another book that makes me appreciate my mother. wacky, funny and surprisingly insightful. made me want to work at a bakery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy Aquila | 11/10/2013

    " A mindless beach read but not a very good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 11/7/2013

    " GREAT BOOK!!! Loved it!!! I enjoyed how it showed a strong, single mother. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilie | 11/6/2013

    " Chick Lit with a very predictable story, but just what I needed for a day at the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adriana | 10/29/2013

    " Light romp about a divorced Mom, her psychic mother & loser husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiersten | 6/6/2013

    " A fun read. I especially liked when the younger daughter licks the windows at the restaurant. This author obviously has children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 2/10/2013

    " This book was an ok read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/8/2013

    " This story of had potential, but the author did not use emotion in her writing. I was so bored and I struggled to finish this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joann | 1/2/2013

    " Could not get past the boring main character. Only got to page 60 and called it quits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/25/2012

    " Yet another easy reading, fun book by an author I'm a fan of. She comes up with great, unique characters - more so in this book than in the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 11/5/2012

    " It's easy to feel sorry for these quirky characters and at the same time I just wanted to shake them. Really just a fun and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sassyoh | 8/12/2012

    " This was a cute book. A great quick read with a feel good ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/14/2012

    " This is a very good book about a woman whose mother is a psychic; her ex-husband is a scammer and cheater;and a ten year old daughter who has a mind of her own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/11/2012

    " This was a good book. A fun, little, brain-numbing read. Nothing that I would read over and over, but a good little read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizz | 3/7/2012

    " A woman tries to give her children a normal childhood after having been raised by a sexually addicted, megalomaniac mother. Hilarious and human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/13/2012

    " Very funny and well written. It was a fabulous no brainer read during a stressful time in my life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/1/2011

    " This story made me laugh a few times. Overall it is just ok "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/17/2011

    " This was a good book. A fun, little, brain-numbing read. Nothing that I would read over and over, but a good little read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 4/17/2011

    " Light-hearted and entertaining reading. A good beach read. (Although I read it in the snow...) Yes, it's April 18th and still snowing here in Lake Tahoe. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joann | 2/20/2011

    " Could not get past the boring main character. Only got to page 60 and called it quits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 12/14/2010

    " A mindless beach read but not a very good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/14/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I understood Maz' crazy and was very proud of her coming out as a new woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adriana | 10/28/2010

    " Light romp about a divorced Mom, her psychic mother & loser husband. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 7/20/2010

    " The main character kind of drove me insane, would have been a better book with a more sympathetic character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 5/29/2010

    " It's easy to feel sorry for these quirky characters and at the same time I just wanted to shake them. Really just a fun and easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 3/28/2010

    " Not as amusing as I would have liked but not totally offensive either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 11/5/2009

    " I think Sandi Kahn Shelton has a gift for bringing fictional characters to life through her uniquely descriptive writing style. And she has a quirky sense of humor. Sadly, she also uses a lot of vulgar, crude language so I cannot recommend her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/26/2009

    " Yet another easy reading, fun book by an author I'm a fan of. She comes up with great, unique characters - more so in this book than in the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/10/2009

    " Cute, but not as good as Kissing Games of the World "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/17/2009

    " Very good. The ending is the best-I felt so good after.
    Not quite as good as "Kissing games.."-that book got me hooked on the author. But still enjoyable. "

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About the Narrator

Fran Tunno has been well known in Los Angeles as a morning radio personality and news reporter for more than fifteen years. She is also the voice of numerous radio and television commercials and has been involved in recording for the audiobook industry for several years.