Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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* Instant New York Times Best Seller * A brilliant novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret. Today Will Be Different is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
Publisher: [United States] :, Hachette Audio,, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Wilhoite, Kathleen 1964-
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ArapahoeBetsy Dec 04, 2018

I laughed out loud. Some scenes were a bit over the top, with a dash of slapstick comedy. But, if you are o.k. with that, it is a fun listen/read.

JCLHopeH Apr 20, 2017

A quick, light read that touches on real struggles of marriage and parenthood with a healthy dose of Maria-Semple-branded satirical humor.

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TheresaAJ
Oct 29, 2016

Eleanor Flood is a 50-year old mess. Her husband is acting strangely and her 10-year-old son has suddenly become very clingy. As Eleanor resolves to be a better self, she finds herself journeying backwards through her life in a single day. As the reader enters Eleanor's world, they encounter a cast of unforgettable characters and the author's sharp wit and jabs at upper-middle class life in Seattle. A good subtitle for the book might be "What is old is new again".

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