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  • ISBN: 145161778X (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781451617788 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
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  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: "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"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 May #2
    *Starred Review* Allison Weiss is having trouble keeping it all together. Her husband, Dave, resents that she makes more money as a lead writer on a "mommy blog" than he does as a newspaper reporter. They live in a house they can't afford, with Dave sleeping in the guest bedroom more and more often. Between juggling writing assignments with the antics of their highly sensitive five-year-old, Ellie, Allison also tries to help her mother manage the fact that her father is falling further into dementia. So how does a stressed-out mom catch a break? Pills. Lots and lots of lovely little pain-killing pills. When she runs out of legitimate prescriptions, Allison turns to buying them illegally online, spending thousands of dollars a month on her growing addiction. Things look great on the outside—one would never guess how many Oxycontins and Percocets it takes Allison to get through the day—but rock bottom hits, as it always does. Weiner, who is a master at creating realistic characters, is at her best here, handling a delicate situation with witty dialogue and true-to-life scenes. Readers will be nodding their heads in sympathy as Allison struggles to balance being a mother, a daughter, and a wife while desperately just wanting to be herself.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Weiner is one of the reigning queens of contemporary women's fiction, and her latest is sure to hit the best-seller lists. The "hot-topic" quality of the story line will only boost readership even further. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: FICTION / General
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Contemporary Women
Suburban life Fiction
Self-realization in women Fiction
Women drug addicts Rehabilitation Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
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