All Fall Down: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 17, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
56 Reviews
"Allison Weiss has a great job...a handsome husband...an adorable daughter...and a secret. Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she develops takes off, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. Her husband's becoming distant, her daughter's acting spoiled, her father is dealing with early Alzheimer's, and her mother's barely dealing at all. As she struggles to hold her home and work life together, and meet all of the needs of 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 help her feel calm and get her through her increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries a bit that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night, or a homeless person who's lost everything. It's not as if she has an actual problem. However, when Allison's use gets to the point that she can no longer control--or hide--it, she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained "recovery coaches," and the counselors who seem to believe that one mode of recovery fits all, Allison struggles to get her life back on track, even as she's convincing herself that she's not as bad off as the women around her. 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"--
  

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Her battle was very realistic and I loved the ending. - Goodreads
The ending felt rushed and also very pat. - Goodreads
Very good writing on a very sensitive subject. - Goodreads
The ending arrived unsatisfactorily (for me). - Goodreads
I was not expecting the humor or the lovely ending! - Goodreads
Weiner did her homework before writing this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

Wow. So different from the other books of Weiner's I've read! Not different in a bad way, either. Overview: Allison is a very successful blogger, mother of one, living out in the suburbs with her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosanna - Goodreads

This was a pretty easy read and I like the topic. Allison Weiss is a wife, mother, daughter, blogger, and leads a very busy life. After a back injury, when she is prescribed painkillers, she discovers ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
36
Section 3
55
Section 4
73
Section 5
90
Section 6
99
Section 7
131
Section 8
140
Section 17
242
Section 18
248
Section 19
259
Section 20
273
Section 21
286
Section 22
298
Section 23
304
Section 24
310

Section 9
160
Section 10
170
Section 11
176
Section 12
188
Section 13
195
Section 14
202
Section 15
211
Section 16
225
Section 25
320
Section 26
325
Section 27
336
Section 28
355
Section 29
383
Section 30
385
Section 31
387
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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

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