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ABBI WAXMAN is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman, who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, two guinea pigs and one very patient husband. I Was Told it Would Get Easier is Abbi's fourth novel. Her previous books are The Garden of Small Beginnings, Other People's Houses and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. You can keep in touch with Abbi through her website www.abbiwaxman.com, or on Instagram @abbiwaxman
Abbi Waxman's charming novel follows introvert and bookworm Nina Hill as she discovers if real life can ever live up to fiction... Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Maria Semple. Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own. . . shell. Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. And if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her... It's time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction. . .
"e;Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."e;--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily GiffinNamed A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle online, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles!One of Popsugar's "e;10 Books Your Favorite Celebrities Are Reading This Spring"e;The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband...*record scratch*As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton's wife is mysteriously missing, and now this...After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that's a notion easier said than done when Anne's husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.
'A feel-good, hate-to-put-it-down, kind of book!' ChickLit Central Life is about to blossom for Lili . . . In the three years since her husband died in a car accident, Lili has just about managed to resume her day-to-day life as a single mother and successful illustrator. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work and watch TV like a pro. But there's still the small problem of the aching loss she feels inside. When she's commissioned to illustrate a series of horticultural books, and signs up to a weekly gardening class, finally her life starts to bloom again. The class provides Lili with a new network of unexpected friends - friends with their own heartaches and problems - and, maybe, another chance at love . . . 'Like a conversation with the funniest person you know - just lovely' Katie Fforde _____ Fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Wilde Like Me will fall in love with this gloriously funny and uplifting novel about friendship, love and grabbing life by the roots. 'A cosy, life-affirming read' Cathy Hopkins 'Witty, uplifting and unashamedly honest' Heidi Swain 'Funny and uplifting' Good Housekeeping 'Filled with characters you'll love and wish you lived next door to in real life' Bustle 'Waxman's voice is witty, emotional and often profound' InStyle 'A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book' hellogiggles 'Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful' Emily Giffin, author of First Comes Love
As seen in Elle.com, The Washington Post, Woman's World, Flavorwire, HelloGiggles, Bustle, Brit & Co, and more!';A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful bookWe're already dying to know if there will be a sequel.'HelloGiggles ';Filled with characters you'll love and wish you lived next door to in real life.'Bustle ';So witty, amusing, and perceptive that I can't decide if I liked the writing, the characters, or the story better. They're all so well done.'Kirkus Reviews (starred review)';Waxman's voice is witty, emotional and often profound.'InStyle.com (UK)Grab life by the roots. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three yearsever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perkslike actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can't be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discoverwith the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardenersis that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not...READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
Die Kunst, die Radieschen von oben zu sehenWer hat schon Lust, einen Gemsegarten umzugraben? Lilian jedenfalls nicht. Sie hat mit ihrem Job, den beiden kleinen Tchtern und dem Kummer um ihren verstorbenen Mann genug zu tun. Danach fragt ihre Chefin jedoch nicht und meldet sie beim Grtnerkurs eines wichtigen Kunden an. Der ist gar nicht mal so unsympathisch. Und Lilian ist verblfft, was sie da auf dem Acker alles ausgrbt: Wrmer, Lebensfreude, Baumwurzeln, Plastikfeen, Unkraut, Freunde, Radieschen, einen ziemlich groartigen Mann, und den Mut, sich neu zu verlieben