Thursday, March 3, 2011

Giveaway: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough
by Ruth Pennebaker

Just released: January 2011

At once a tender and whip-smart read, Women on the Verge depicts a mother, daughter, and grandmother financially forced to live together under one roof:

Joanie is a recently-divorced fiftysomething, shakily re-entering the work force;

Her daughter Caroline is an angry teen in high school, who believes the best way to express herself is with hot pink hair (and “specially” prepared brownies);

Ivy is Joanie’s 78-year-old mother, who has recently taken up shoplifting.

And to top things off, Richard, Joanie's ex-husband, has just announced that his much younger girlfriend is pregnant.


Sound like a fun one???

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of PR by the Book ~--

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 3, 2011


Watch the video above and leave a comment.

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Contest has ended - winner is here



  1. Sounds great! I liked that the author described it as a horror story.

  2. Living with three generations of women can be a horror story. I remember when my grandmother came to live with my mother, brothers and myself. She was suffering from dementia, my mother from depression and we had just moved so I didn't have any friends yet. I was an extreme example of a wallflower. So we had our own kind of horror.
    Without humor, how can you get through it?
    Please enter me in this contest for this book.


  3. This looks like a really great story, a feel good one. I need one of those. It looks like the author really enjoyed writing this one. She had a fun zeal about her. Thanks for the offer!

    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com

  4. This looks intriguing! I should love to try it.


  5. It's totally like chaotic mess over there but I really think the book sounds amazing. Funny as well.

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  6. I was intrigued from the moment I heard the name of this book! I'd love a chance into this giveaway thanks.

    ♥ unforgetable_dreamer_always (at)

  7. I loved the cover and wanted the book, but the video makes the book even more appealing!
    Thanks for the chance!

    agcestrela AT gmail DOT com

  8. This sounds really cool! Three generations of women living under one roof is bound to be entertaining.
    Thank you for the chance of reading this! :)

    entrelibros_blog at

  9. I love the sound of this book! Please enter me!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  10. Heh, sounds like an interesting read.

    dazzlekitty (at) hotmail (dot) com

  11. This books sounds like one of those that most women can relate too. Estpecially the "horror" parts. And how you can live with someone and not have a clue what they are going through. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

  12. I enjoy books about mother-daughter relationships b/c I'm a daughter and I have one of my own. A few things rang true in the video:

    . Mother-daughter relationships are complicated yet fascinating.

    . You can live eith someone and yet know absolutely nothing about them and their life b/c you are so absorbed in yours.

  13. Book sounds amazing! The three women are very interesting characters!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    artgiote at gmail dot com

  14. I love how in-depth she decribes the characters! It sounds like a good book!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  15. Being both a daughter and the mother of a daughter this book sounds fascinating.[@]gmail[.]com

  16. Sounds like a funny 'horror' story! LOL Family relationships are always so complicated and interesting, so this book sounds ike a winner.

  17. This sounds fascinating!

  18. i love the teaser! now im really really hoping to win this so i can read it! Thanks :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  19. I enjoyed the teaser, can't wait to read the book.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  20. I would love to read this !
    Seems emotional intense; and Ruth is tottaly right about : " You can live with someone , but you have no ideea what they are going thru.." ..

    raluk.93 (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. I would love to read Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough. The video was intriguing. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    bookloversarah1 at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E


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