Four very different women navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.
Rebecca Rothstein Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl and the mother-in-law from hell. Kelly Day's life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors, she's struggling to balance work, motherhood and marriage, while dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day. Ayinde Towne's already on shaky ground, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril -- and thrusting their new family further into the public eye. Then there's Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has left Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret.
With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after.
"Hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful." (
The Miami Herald)
"Immensely readable.... Weiner's gift lies in her ability to create characters who both amuse us and make us care." ( The Washington Post)
"Weiner, a wonderful natural writer and storyteller, renders her characters and their lives in details that resonate as the real deal." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Heartwarming tales of Motherhood & Friendship
Rebecca Rabinowitz's face-to-face address to her mother-in-law following her mother-in-law's decision to cut off her son and have nothing to do with him and Rebecca following the "Christmas" saga. Not many people would have chosen to act with such humility. I really expected a show down, expected that with the support of her husband, Rebecca would have put her mother-in-law in her place with some harsh words/truth. Instead she showed such humility and maturity, I could see why her husband was so in love with her.
Yes. The characters had very distinctive qualities and life stories allowing the author to cover a wider range of challenges faced by women and particularly new mothers. It helped that the characters were strangers, unknown personally to each at the beginning of the book/story.
Yes, a movie or a tv mini-series. Katherine Heigl as Kelly Day and Alex Pettyfer or Kellan Lutz as her husband; Sanaa Lathan as Ayinde Towne and Rick Fox as her husband; Seth Rogen as Dr Rabonowitz, Camryn Manheim or Marissa Jaret Winokur as Rebecca; and Marla Sokoloff as Lia Frederick
This is a good book, the story is somewhat predictable but realistic and empowering.