All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
- Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
- Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 29-08-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Books on Tape
The three Miller women retreat behind the walls of their Georgian colonial to wage battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, drug-dealing pool boys, mean girls, country club ladies, evangelical neighbors, their own demons, and each other, and in the process they become achingly sympathetic characters we can't help but root for, even as the world they live in epitomizes everything wrong with the American Dream.
Exhilarating, addictive, and superbly accomplished, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything crackles with energy and intelligence and marks the debut of a knowing and very funny novelist, wise beyond her years.
"A razor-sharp critique of the absurd expectations that, these days, have come to stand for ambition, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is wrenching, riveting, and still manages to be great fun. This is a wise, intimate chronicle of one family's struggle to take off their masks and live in the place they most feared: the real, imperfect world." (Meghan Daum, author of The Quality of Life Report)
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Theresa on 28-12-08
The Perfect Life Ain't So Perfect
I really enjoyed this book. A moving story of how a Mom and her two daughters deal with their own personal issues as well as a family crisis. All three face what measures success and how other people's opinions truly shape our lives. This book makes one think about what is and isn't important in their life and the things we thought were, might not really be. Real life gone wrong and somehow made right again in a surprising way. You won't be disappointed!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Christine on 31-03-10
pretty good, sort of sad
It was okay. It held my attention. I really liked the narrator, especially since she had to narrate the three different perspectives of Mom, older sister and younger sister.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful