Playing House

Playing House

by Patricia Pearson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060534370
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,238,015
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Patricia Pearson is a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors and a humor columnist for Canada's National Post. She has won several journalism awards, including one for her first book, When She Was Bad. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and Kevin the Dog.

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Somewhere between single girl Bridget Jones and working mother Kate Reddy is Frannie MacKenzie -- baffled, beleaguered and undeniably pregnant.
The one thought blazing through Frannie’s formerly trendy, savvy, sharp-tongued New York brain is that she wants to keep this baby -- despite her ultra-small apartment and not being completely sure how to spell the father’s name. Being pregnant is so out of character: how will she break it to her boss, her mother, let alone the father, Calvin Puddie (or is it Pudhey)?
Frannie’s problems multiply as she dives headlong into one hilarious complication after another: from being banned from the U.S. and marooned in Toronto, to actually falling in love with her baby’s father. “You don’t find the one, do you?” Frannie muses. “The best one, the Perfect One. You just keep running like Wil E. Coyote, until all of a sudden you’re off the cliff. You fall into your life with the man who is running beside you.”
In Playing House, Patricia Pearson has written a witty, heart-touching look at falling by accident into life’s most profound commitment. She deftly captures the self-doubt, messy bodily fluids and inconceivable love that accompany being a mother, and the trepidation and joy with which two people step across the threshold of parenthood and into a realm that is at once alien and completely right.

Author Biography: Patricia Pearson is a writer and mother who has won two National Magazine Awards, a National Author’s Award, and the Arthur Ellis Award for best true crime book for When She Was Bad. Pearson’s commentary appears regularly in the National Post and USA Today, as well as occasionally in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Times of London and the New York Observer.

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“A love story for real people—people who understand that “happily ever after” must be taken one day at a time.”

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