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By Jennifer Weiner

Allison Weiss has an exceptional job...a good-looking husband...an cute daughter...and a secret.

Allison Weiss is a standard operating mom, attempting to stability a enterprise, getting older mom and dad, a hard daughter, and a wedding. but if the web site she develops takes to the air, she reveals herself challenged to the purpose of being thoroughly beaten. Her husband’s changing into far-off, 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 existence jointly, and meet all the wishes of the folk round her, Allison reveals that the painkillers she was once prescribed for a again harm aid her take care of greater than simply actual discomfort—they aid her think calm and get her via her more and more traumatic days. definite, she concerns a section that the bottles appear to empty a section quicker each one week, yet it’s unlike she’s a few Hollywood starlet partying all evening, or a homeless individual who’s misplaced every thing. It’s no longer as though she has an exact problem.

However, whilst Allison’s use will get to the purpose that she will be able to now not control—or hide—it, she results in a global she by no means inspiration she’d adventure open air 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 suits all, Allison struggles to get her existence again on course, whilst she’s convincing herself that she’s no longer as undesirable off because the girls round her.

With a glowing comedic contact and gentle, true-to-life characterizations, All give way is a story of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, so much soaking up and well timed tale but.

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