Who Makes up These Rules, Anyway? (Harlequin Next #30) [NOOK Book]

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Let ME tell you a story about a girl on Long Island, who always tried to play life by "the rules"--as outlined in the Secret Handbook of Long Island Rules...

That girl, uh, woman, is me, Teddi Gallo. I'm the mother of three kids under the age of eleven, best friend to Bobbie (who denies there's any such thing as a secret handbook, but who knows all the moves by heart) and the daughter of June (who has inside info on the rules, but has a ...

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Who Makes up These Rules, Anyway? (Harlequin Next #30)

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Overview

Let ME tell you a story about a girl on Long Island, who always tried to play life by "the rules"--as outlined in the Secret Handbook of Long Island Rules...

That girl, uh, woman, is me, Teddi Gallo. I'm the mother of three kids under the age of eleven, best friend to Bobbie (who denies there's any such thing as a secret handbook, but who knows all the moves by heart) and the daughter of June (who has inside info on the rules, but has a reserved room at South Winds Psychiatric Hospital, as well).

And if I don't have enough to send me over the edge, my too-handsome-for-his-own-good husband seems determined to drive me crazy. But why?

This is the tale of how I had to rewrite that old, dusty handbook--and while doing so, I suddenly discovered the secret to happiness was living by your own rules.

And that has made everything different.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552544099
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Next
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 218 KB

Meet the Author

Stevi Mittman is an incurable romantic who married her high school sweetheart and is still madly in love after nearly thirty years. She and her husband live on Long Island where she runs up incredible phone bills calling her grown children on the west coast.. A graduate of Ithaca College, she began writing after a fifteen year career as a stained glass artist. Her Victorian glass doll's house is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York, where she can often be found doing historical research for her novels.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    powerful look at a woman in crisis

    On the Island, Teddi Gallo, mother of three preadolescent children, lives her life in accordance with the Secret Handbook of Long Island Rules. She feels everything is near perfect as she loves her spouse and kids while enjoying her lifestyle. Perhaps the only negative is her mom June Bayer, who has a swinging door existence at South Winds Psychiatric Hospital. --- However, recently things have not gone well for Teddi who is frightened because she begins to wonder if she inherited her mom¿s mental illness. Teddi finds she forgets to do things or if she did do them forgets she did them. Her family has noticed the change too. The Rulebook does not help her nor does her spouse whose behavior appears to target pushing his wife over the edge. Teddi struggles to come to grips with losing her mind through humor especially when she rationalizes with her best friend Bobbi, but underneath she fears for her children. --- Teddi¿s terrific tale is a powerful look at a woman whose mental abilities to take care of herself and her children become questionable. As her life disintegrates Teddi uses self deprecating humor to keep going. Fans will empathize with this nice likable woman as she struggles to rewrite the Rulebook so that she can be there for her little darlings and avoid the in and out institutionalization that marks her mother¿s life. --- Harriet Klausner

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