FROM THE INTERIOR: AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED BOOK – “ALL FALL DOWN”

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It is that time again!  The moment when we share our eagerly anticipated reads.  Over at Breaking the Spine, you can see what others are sharing.

In a notebook, I keep a list of upcoming releases, and while checking online for the books on my list, I stumbled upon another one to add…and just had to share it today, as it is from a favorite author.  Jennifer Weiner’s upcoming release, All Fall Down, is coming on June 17, 2014.

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Has your drinking or drug use become a problem?

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. On the one hand, it’s just prescription medication, the stuff her doctors give her. Is a Percocet at the end of a hard day really different than a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or after your husband ignores you?

Back in the car, with her daughter safely buckled behind her, Allison opens the Altoid tin in her purse and slips a chalky white oval underneath her tongue. The pill unties her knotted muscles, erases the grime and ugliness of the city, soothes her as she frets about the truth of her looking-good life: that her husband’s becoming distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s early Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother’s barely managing to cope. She tells herself that the pills let her make it through her days…but what if her ever-increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?

All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, this tale of empowerment and redemption is Jennifer Weiner’s most poignant, timely, and triumphant story yet.

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I can’t wait for this one!  What are you dreaming about?

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29 thoughts on “FROM THE INTERIOR: AN EAGERLY ANTICIPATED BOOK – “ALL FALL DOWN”

  1. I’ve actually never read Jennifer Weiner yet even though her books have received a lot of positive reviews. Maybe someday I’ll work up enough motivation. LOL. But I hope you’ll enjoy reading this. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’y My WoW pick 🙂

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

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  3. Another book for my wishlist! Always go window-shopping when I visit any of your blogs and most times come away with new titles for my growing wishlist. Thanks for this review and hope I get it soon. I did read one book by her before, but having a senior moment and can’t identify it right now 🙂

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  4. I’ve found that books about drug addictions can be really heavy for me yet I really find myself getting sucked in. This one sounds like one I’d like to read, but I’d have to be in the right frame of mind for it. Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier this week.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  5. Man, this looks like such a true read! Because this happens to so many people, and a look at it from the perspective of a MC instead of being on the outside of the situation kind of helps one to understand how addictions is a tricky, slippery slope that can sneak up on you. Great pick:)

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