Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Happiness Sold Separately

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Happiness Sold Separately, Lolly Winston

pg. 124 I haven't actually started yet but will today.

If you're going to have a midlife crisis, you should have it in style. It should not involve a sobriety test in the rain in front of FedEx Kinko's, overwhelmed by the urge to pee from too much herbal tea, your patient spotting you and turning away with shame.


Elinor Mackey has lived her life in perfect order: college, law school, marriage, successful corporate career. But suddenly her world is falling apart. In her late 30s, she's discovered that she and her podiatrist husband, Ted, can't have children. When Elinor withdraws from Ted into an interior world of heartbreak and anger, Ted begins an affair with Gina, the nutritionist at their gym--a young woman with an oddball son who adores Ted. Meanwhile, Elinor falls in love with the oak tree in her front yard, spreading out her sleeping bag to sleep under the stars. Gina's jealous ex-boyfriend--a charming alcoholic with a mean streak--becomes a dark presence as his passion turns to violence. Ted, who may be the only one who can help Gina and her son, suddenly finds himself in love with two women at the same time.

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  1. Great teaser...I read this one a couple of years ago with my book group. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  2. I liked this one when I read it last year.

  3. it might sound a bit weird but I find your teaser quite funny hehe

  4. Falling in love with the oak tree. I like that My tease.

  5. Too funny.


  6. Brilliant teaser, I like the wit! he title and cover are fabulous as well. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-knit-purl-die.html

  7. This is a fantastic teaser! I must know more about this book :)

    My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.

  8. I really like this cover- great teaser.

  9. I haven't read any of her books. I just received Good Grief in the mail from PBS. This sounds good as well....good teaser!!

  10. Never good to have a midlife crisis in public! Good policy to follow.

    My teaser is here

  11. LOL, love the teaser!! This looks and sounds really good! I am going to have to keep my eye out for it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours and am a new follower!

  12. I don't know what I love more, the teaser or the book cover. Ok I think the teaser. I am definitely going to have to check this book out.

    Thanks for stopping by mine.

  13. Sounds good! I read her book, Good Grief, when it first came out and really enjoyed it. This one has been on my list for a while.


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