Throwback Thursday – All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

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Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 

 

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down

 

Goodreads Description:

Allison Weiss got her happy endinga handsome husband, adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or if your husband ignores you?

The pills help her manage the realities of her good-looking life: that her husband is distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that they let her make it through her days…but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?

With a sparkling comedic touch and a cast of unforgettable characters, this remarkable story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful work yet.

My Thoughts:
 
I’ve read a few books from Jennifer Weiner, but this was one of my favorites. The ratings and reviews are varied, but it was a read that I really enjoyed. With the constant increase of opiate and pain pill use, I thought this was a well-written and thought-provoking read. The main character, Allison was hard to like at times (as most addicts can be) but I thought her story was an important one. I think the author told a very good story that dealt with many important issues.
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8 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

  1. Thanks for posting this one Deanna. I’ve never read a book by Jennifer Weiner, but I would read this book because with all of the t.v. shows out there about addiction, I’m curious about how it affects peoples’ lives, even if it is a fictitious story. I’m sure the author researched the topic.

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