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All fall down : a novel, Jennifer Weiner

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All fall down : a novel
Title
All fall down
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Weiner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Allison Weiss has a great job...a handsome husband...an adorable daughter...and a secret. Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she develops takes off, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. Her husband's becoming distant, her daughter's acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer's, and her mother's barely dealing at all. As she struggles to hold her home and work life together, and meet all of the needs of the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort--they help her feel calm and get her through her increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries a bit that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night, or a homeless person who's lost everything. It's not as if she has an actual problem. However, when Allison's use gets to the point that she can no longer control--or hide--it, she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained "recovery coaches, " and the counselors who seem to believe that one mode of recovery fits all, Allison struggles to get her life back on track, even as she's convincing herself that she's not as bad off as the women around her. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner's richest, most absorbing and timely story yet"--
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Dewey number
WEI
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.E3935
LC item number
A78 2014
Literary form
fiction
All fall down : a novel, Jennifer Weiner
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All fall down : a novel, Jennifer Weiner
Publication
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Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardback -From Jennifer Weiner, one of America s most celebrated and beloved writers, comes a new novel that takes on the controversial topic of women and addiction and proves to be her most absorbing and timely story yet.Gillian Weiss has a great job a gorgeous husband an adorable daughter and a secret. On the outside, Gillian is a normal suburban mother until a website she develops takes off, giving her more money than she ever dreamed of, and her life starts falling apart. Suddenly, her husband s becoming distant, her daughter s acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer s, and her mother s barely dealing at all. As she struggles to be a good daughter, a good mother, and a good wife, to run her business and serve as Class Mother in her daughter s snooty private school (and maybe get to the gym every once in a while), Gillian finds that the prescription painkillers she took for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical pain they give her energy, help her feel calm, and let her get through her increasingly hectic days. When her use gets to the point that she can no longer control it or hide it Gillian ends up in a world she never thought she d experience outside of a movie theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely trained recovery coaches and the overwhelmed counselors, Gillian struggles to get sober and ultimately rebuild a life where she can be a mother, a daughter, a friend, a professional success and a woman in recovery. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is another classic Jennifer Weiner tale of empowerment and redemption that will leave readers laughing and crying to the end
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24 cm
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Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781451617788
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014009100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2345978
  • (OCoLC)852226528

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