Thursday, March 31, 2011

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
by Ruth Pennebaker

Published: January 2011
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Genre: Chick-lit
Paperback: 320 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again.

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession, her elderly mother Ivy as well. Her daughter can't seem to exist without texting, and her mother brags about "goggling,"-while Joanie, back in the workforce, is still trying to figure out her office computer. And how to fend off the advances of her coworker Bruce.

Joanie, Caroline, and Ivy are stuck under the same roof, and it isn't easy. But sometimes they surprise each other-and themselves. And through their differences they learn that it is possible to undo the mistakes of the past.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): support
Despite the fun sounding title, this book turned out to be a serious story with three viewpoints from one household.

I liked watching the growth of the individual characters but especially of the characters as a group.

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  1. Great review, though I admit, I always thought it was a more serious book. I was curious if it was a humorous approach. Now I know it was not, thank you.

  2. This one looked good when you featured it earlier. Glad it's a good one!

  3. I've heard good things about this one but I think it's still too intense for me -- plus reminds me a little too much of my own life!


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