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All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Item#:BAC102  ISBN:978-1-4516-1778-8  

  

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Allison Weiss got her happy ending -- a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves, and a big house in the suburbs. But when she's in the pediatrician's office with her daughter and a magazine flips open to a quiz about addiction, she starts to wonder whether her use of prescription pills is becoming a problem.


Price:$1.00


Description:
Allison Weiss got her happy ending -- a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves, and a big house in the suburbs. But when she's in the pediatrician's office with her daughter and a magazine flips open to a quiz about addiction, she starts to wonder whether her use of prescription pills is becoming a problem.














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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. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie.

Publishers Weekly, Bestselling author Weiner (The Next Best Thing) takes us down the slippery slope of prescription drug addiction in this page-turning saga about a working mom, Allison Weiss, who uses pills to deal with recurrent pain, not to mention life's increasing challenges. These include being the family's major breadwinner; raising a difficult five-year-old daughter, Ellie; helping her mother deal with her father's worsening Alzheimer's; and maintaining a relationship with her ever-distant husband, Dave. While Weiner covers no new territory, she makes a good case for how a well-educated, self-aware woman can become dependent on drugs through legal prescriptions. Even her closest friend, Janet, turns to something-in her case, alcohol-to take the edge off the burden of being the perfect wife and mom. Allison's experience of rehab is what we might expect: a drab place where she "doesn't belong," feels superior to the staff and fellow addicts, and finds the AA philosophy off-putting and outmoded. Although the ultimate explanation for Allison's problems is cliched, Weiner doesn't take Allison's path to redemption lightly, and convincingly shows that addiction can, indeed, be overcome, but only with genuine commitment and hard, hard work.

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This book is used. It is in good cosmetic condition.

  • Publisher.....Pocket Books
  • Subject.....FICTION_CONTEMPORARY WOMEN, FICTION_FAMILY LIFE
  • Book Format.....Hardcover
  • Original Languages.....English
  • Number of Pages.....388
  • Author.....Weiner, Jennifer
  • ISBN-13.....9781451617788
  • Publication Date.....June, 2014
  • ISBN-10.....145161778X