By Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss has an outstanding job...a good-looking husband...an lovable daughter...and a secret.
Allison Weiss is a customary operating mom, attempting to stability a company, getting older mom and dad, a difficult daughter, and a wedding. but if the web site she develops takes to the air, she unearths herself challenged to the purpose of being thoroughly beaten. Her husband’s turning into far away, her daughter’s appearing spoiled, her father is facing early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s slightly dealing in any respect. As she struggles to carry her domestic and paintings lifestyles jointly, and meet the entire wishes of the folk round her, Allison reveals that the painkillers she used to be prescribed for a again damage aid her take care of greater than simply actual discomfort—they aid her believe calm and get her via her more and more irritating days. yes, she concerns a section that the bottles appear to empty a section quicker every one week, yet it’s unlike she’s a few Hollywood starlet partying all evening, or a homeless individual who’s misplaced every little thing. It’s now not as though she has a precise problem.
However, whilst Allison’s use will get to the purpose that she will now not control—or hide—it, she results in a global she by no means proposal she’d adventure outdoor of a film theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained “recovery coaches,” and the advisors who appear to think that one mode of restoration matches all, Allison struggles to get her lifestyles again heading in the right direction, whilst she’s convincing herself that she’s now not as undesirable off because the girls round her.
With a gleaming comedic contact and soft, true-to-life characterizations, All collapse is a story of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, such a lot soaking up and well timed tale but.
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