Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all 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 make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it’s not like she’s some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It’s not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she’d experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. 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.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy to review.
This will be published on 28th August .
I adore the cover ,its very striking .I don’t think I have read any of this authors books before which is always exciting to read and discover different authors .
This is a very tense edgy book and you can really feel and sense Allisons pain and struggle.
Allsion is in denial and doesn’t compare herself to the stereotypical drug addict …she has everything so why and how has she become a addict ??
This book gives a insight into answering that question .It is very cleverly written on a sensitive yet common topic .
People do assume a certain type of person and a certain type of drugs when the word addict Is used …this book I think will open peoples minds up .
You can see how Clearly things in her life were getting too much and how her world was becoming muggy and blurred due to her ever increasing use of these tablets.
A very interesting honest and insightful book .