Rowena Gets a Life

Rowena Gets a Life

by S. D. Youngren
     
 

Post-college, pre-marriage, Rowena tries to establish an adult life despite her family's attempts to help. Her marriage-crazed mother bugs her about catching a man, her sports-obsessed father bugs her about catching the game, and her movie-star-wannabe sister bugs her about the New Age.

On an impulse trip to the zoo she meets a surprisingly nice young

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Post-college, pre-marriage, Rowena tries to establish an adult life despite her family's attempts to help. Her marriage-crazed mother bugs her about catching a man, her sports-obsessed father bugs her about catching the game, and her movie-star-wannabe sister bugs her about the New Age.

On an impulse trip to the zoo she meets a surprisingly nice young man in front of a cage full of enraged lemurs. Her mother steals his phone number and implores him to call her, but he asks her out anyway. Bidden to bring him to dinner with her family, Rowena must watch him face her mother's eagerness, her sister's flirting, her sister's boyfriend's crude remarks, and her father's 24-hour sports channel. Taken to meet his mother, she must face her own feelings of awkwardness, and the realization that this relationship isn't something she wants to spoil.

Now all she has to do is develop that relationship without her familiy driving him away or her crazy . . . and get what she really wants: A life of her own.

Her co-workers are crazy, her sister's an Astrology junkie, and her mother . . . .

Follow the title character through fifty-two short stories of assorted aggravations and triumphs as she tries to create and maintain a self and a life despite the sometimes conflicting--and often funny--demands of job, family, and her own heart, doing her best to keep a sense of humor while discovering what it is to be a modern, independent young woman--as well as a friend, a lover, a sister, and a daughter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971550001
Publisher:
Youngren, S.D.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
S.D. YOUNGREN
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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