By Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss has a very good job...a good-looking husband...an lovable daughter...and a secret.
Allison Weiss is a regular operating mom, attempting to stability a company, getting older mom and dad, a not easy daughter, and a wedding. but if the web site she develops takes to the air, she reveals herself challenged to the purpose of being thoroughly crushed. Her husband’s changing into far away, her daughter’s performing spoiled, her father is facing early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s slightly dealing in any respect. As she struggles to carry her domestic and paintings lifestyles jointly, and meet the entire wishes of the folk round her, Allison reveals that the painkillers she was once prescribed for a again harm support her care for greater than simply actual discomfort—they aid her suppose calm and get her via her more and more disturbing days. definite, she concerns a section that the bottles appear to empty a section speedier every one week, yet it’s in contrast to she’s a few Hollywood starlet partying all evening, or a homeless individual who’s misplaced every little thing. It’s no longer as though she has an exact problem.
However, while Allison’s use will get to the purpose that she will be able to now not control—or hide—it, she results in a global she by no means inspiration she’d event outdoor of a film theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained “recovery coaches,” and the advisors who appear to think that one mode of restoration suits all, Allison struggles to get her existence again heading in the right direction, while she’s convincing herself that she’s no longer as undesirable off because the girls round her.
With a glowing comedic contact and smooth, true-to-life characterizations, All give way is a story of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, such a lot soaking up and well timed tale but.
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