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All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
  

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A tough tale of how success and hard work can completely overwhelm you. Allison juggles all her balls running family, home and a demanding internet job; lots of money, a great life. But Allison only achieves all that she does with the help of some pretty strong painkillers. Soon she is addicted and her life falls apart. This is an excellent portrayal of the demands of a working mother getting out of control, a realistic description of addiction and the dreadful affects it has on others and the strength of family to help pull you through.

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Synopsis

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It's not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner's richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and her rat-terrier, Wendell.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Jennifer Weiner

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www.jenniferweiner.com/

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471136757

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