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How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson @allisonpearson #BookReview #PublicationDay

Happy Publication Day to this fabulous book!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Thrilled to bring you my review today for this book that I absolutely loved from cover to cover!๐Ÿ’•

How Hard Can It Be

How Hard Can It Be?ย byย Allison Pearson

5 “50 Is The New 30” Stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Synopsis

Few sequels beat the original, butย How Hard Can It Be?does so hands down.

Kate Reddy’s comeback as a pushing-50 “Returner,โ€ re-entering the workforce after a spell on the mommy track, is zesty, razor-sharp, and hilarious. With a robust absence of self-pity, she has defined the humiliating onset of “invisibility” that coincides with the onrushing pressures of parents, teenage kids, and a marriage gone flat, all while attempting to reinstate her perilous professional worth. Itโ€™s full of such quotable casual profundity on the female condition I couldn’t read it without a pencil to underline the abundance of great lines. Get ready for Kate!โ€ โ€”Tina Brown

Allison Pearson’s brilliant debut novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It, was a New York Times bestseller with four million copies sold around the world. Called “the definitive social comedy of working motherhood” (The Washington Post) and “a hysterical lookโ€•in both the laughing and crying senses of the worldโ€•at the life of Supermom” (The New York Times), I Don’t Know How She Does It introduced Kate Reddy, a woman as sharp as she was funny. As Oprah Winfrey put it, Kate’s story became “the national anthem for working mothers.”

Seven years later, Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from the workplace. Once again, Kate is scrambling to keep all the balls in the air in a juggling act that an early review from the U.K. Express hailed as “sparkling, funny, and poignant…a triumphant return for Pearson.”

Will Kate reclaim her rightful place at the very hedge fund she founded, or will she strangle in her new โ€œshapingโ€ underwear? Will she rekindle an old flame, or will her house burn to the ground when a rowdy mob shows up for her daughterโ€™s surprise (to her parents) Christmas party? Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be?

Review

5 โ€50 Is The New 30โ€ Stars ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Kate! You are absolutely being added to my book BFF list! Not sure when the last time was I read a book with such a relatable character… Kate and I are almost the same age… our kids are about the same age going through the same things as are our parents…. such a wonderful book, filled with laughter, tears, and love…

Kate is quickly heading towards her 50th birthday… she also needs to reenter the workforce, because hubby Rich has decided to take a two year internship… rich seems to be more interested in his bike and mindfulness than Kate and the kids… Kateโ€˜s kids Emily and Ben are typical teenagers dealing with typical teenage angst…. Ben is glued to his electronics never too far from his phone or his video games… Emily is concerned with what everybody else thinks…. and now with social media that adds an entire new level to this age old teenage dilemma…. cannot even tell you how many times I found myself agreeing with Kateโ€˜s many insights on being the parent of a teenager today….

To add to the stress of being the only present parent and main breadwinner Kate is also going through menopause… iโ€™m not quite to this point in my life yet (and if I am I am in complete denial about it) but nothing about it sounds all that fun…. but as Kate does with all aspects of her life she adds a splash of humor to it(Intentional or not) that I just absolutely loved in this book… this book is a sequel, but it absolutely can be read as a standalone, I donโ€™t believe I lost anything having not read the first book… however I plan on eventually reading the first book so I can visit a younger Kate….

Absolutely recommend to women of all ages! Because even knew my friends in your 30s… someday you will be knocking on the door of 50! And the insights and humor in this book are perfect!

*** many thanks to St. Martinโ€™s Press for my copy of this book ****

Forever Young,Berit ๐ŸŒผ

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We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š

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