Second Draft of My Life (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, Mar 24, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
19 Reviews
Forty-two years and five books into her life, Charlotte Dearborn abandons her noncommittal boyfriend and her sinking-ship writing career, and becomes an elementary school teacher. Sure, she's giving up her dream of being a famous novelist, but in exchange she'll find a stable income, job satisfaction, and maybe even love. At least that's how it'd work if she were a character in one of her novels. In real life, she's busy coping with twenty yelling first-graders, a teacher's lounge full of nasty coworkers, and a series of romantic misadventures that fall far, far short of the real thing.
Charlotte's struggle to navigate the waters of a new career, a new single life, and the loss of her identity as a writer make Second Draft of My Life a funny, compulsively readable gem. From an author The Boston Globe applauded as "very, very good on the business of falling in and out of love," it is part romantic comedy, part manual for living, and wholly triumphant.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
4
3 stars
6
2 stars
2
1 star
5

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - TeenieLee - LibraryThing

This book was so incredibly stupid that I can't even stand it. The main character is a snatch and no one, even her twin sister, would actually like her. The author tried to be crafty by tying writing ... Read full review

Review: Second Draft of My Life: A Novel

User Review  - Khin Hnin - Goodreads

It was an alright book for me. No suspense or anything; it was as if reading someone else's journal/diary. It was still enjoyable and I like how the romance was unpredictable. I couldn't guess whom ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
19
Section 5
33
Section 6
49
Section 7
63
Section 8
77
Section 14
175
Section 15
185
Section 16
197
Section 17
209
Section 18
219
Section 19
235
Section 20
255
Section 21
261

Section 9
95
Section 10
117
Section 11
133
Section 12
145
Section 13
163
Section 22
279
Section 23
293
Section 24
305
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 9 - I knew what she was going to say. She was going to say not to bother Douglas.

About the author (2003)

Sara Lewis lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.

Bibliographic information