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Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis
     

Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis

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by Robyn Harding
 

There are two sides to every breakup.

Lucy had no clue that her husband of sixteen years was about to bolt. Now she's dealing with shock, loneliness, and girlfriends who alternately pity her and provoke her. She also-unbelievably-is apparently competing with her own teenage daughter for a new man's attention.

Trent pictured freedom,

Overview

There are two sides to every breakup.

Lucy had no clue that her husband of sixteen years was about to bolt. Now she's dealing with shock, loneliness, and girlfriends who alternately pity her and provoke her. She also-unbelievably-is apparently competing with her own teenage daughter for a new man's attention.

Trent pictured freedom, self-discovery...and maybe some sex with actual passion. So far, he's mostly watching hockey in a hotel room and wondering what's next. Being middle-aged and married isn't easy. The jury's still out on being middle-aged and single...

There are two sides to every breakup. In this witty, heartfelt novel, Robyn Harding explores them both-and takes us on a journey through the end of a marriage and the beginning of something new...which may or may not be something old too.

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Publishers Weekly
Harding (Unravelled) takes a hilarious warts-and-all look at the breakup of Lucy and Trent, and its effect on their sullen 15-year-old daughter, Sam. In alternating chapters written by the combatants, Trent whines about the need to figure out "grown-up, man stuff" rather than stay mired in a "hamster-wheel existence" while Lucy rails at Trent's "curly-haired cow" of a girlfriend and considers her own risky revenge-romance with a TV heartthrob who's 13 years her junior--and Sam's ultimate crush. Sam, meanwhile, in a picture-perfect take of angsty adolescence, desperately manipulates her sparring parents. The trio, their lovers, friends, and colleagues are all lovable screwups, and the lessons learned by Lucy, Trent, and Sam lend a pleasant note of poignancy to the madcap antics. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425236475
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robyn Harding lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver, Canada.

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Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This was a great quick read; it didn't go too deep and had it's ups and downs. If you can, maybe loan it out from the library instead of purchasing it.
Karen Stettler More than 1 year ago
I expected this book to be funnier given the description. The husband comes across as a self-indulgent jerk, and the daughter's acting out is predictable. I was pretty satisfied with the ending. The appropriate parties got what they deserved.
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