Second Draft of My Life
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
SECOND DRAFT OF MY LIFEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Even the title smacks of loserdom for a 42-year-old narrator-novelist turned first-grade teacher determined to have a life—in Lewis's fourth (The Answer Is Yes, 1998), a pale, unmemorable tale.Sales ... Read full review