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Separation Anxiety

Laura Zigman


PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857527363
ANNOTATION:
To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry.' - Laura Lippman 'I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd March 2020 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780857527363
ANNOTATION:
To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry.' - Laura Lippman 'I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking.

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To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry.' - Laura Lippman

'I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking.

Publisher Description

One of the most anticipated books for 2020 in Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Good Morning American, Glamour, USA Today, Parade, Real Simple, Buzzfeed, and The Millions

Have you ever wondered if you love your dog better than your partner?

Life hasn't gone according to Judy's plan. Her career as a children's book author has taken an embarrassing nose dive. Her teenage son Teddy treats her with a combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled 'snackologist' who she can't afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website-a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself.

Gleefully irreverant and genuinely touching, Separation Anxiety is a novel that celebrates the 'squeezed generation'; a book filled with heart and humour for anyone fumbling their way towards happiness.


Praise for Separation Anxiety

'I enjoyed Separation Anxiety very much... It has a real freshness of voice and though it is very poignant, several parts also made me laugh out loud' - Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

'What a gem of a novel...It's laced with moments of self-doubt and marital mayhem, but also the many small daily acts of mercy and heroism that love inspires.' - Diane Ackerman

'Laura Zigman is able to home in on the most tender, revealing, exquisitely painful aspects of our relationships with others and with ourselves. And somehow she manages to come out the other end with hope.' - Chelsea Handler

'My advice- Start reading and don't stop until you get to the last page of this wise and wonderful novel.' - Alice Hoffman

' Separation Anxiety is compassionate and funny, articulating with gentle humor the terrible things that we're all grappling with. To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry.' - Laura Lippman

'I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking. Laura Zigman's "Separation Anxiety" made me laugh again and again.' - Dorthe Nor, Man Booker International shortlisted author of Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Author Biography

Laura Zigman is the author of ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, which was a bestseller and was made into the film Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work and Her. She has also been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, son and deeply human Sheltie.

Review

Separation Anxiety is as hilarious and painful as life itself...a joy to read Claire Messud, bestselling author of The Burning Girl and The Emperor's Children Sometimes a book finds its way to you and you just know instantly that this is the book you need now. That's how I feel about Separation Anxiety. I think it's the book everyone needs right now. It is compassionate and funny, articulating with gentle humor the terrible things that we're all grappling with. To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry. Laura Lippman What a gem of a novel. Separation Anxiety is wickedly funny, heartrending, poignantly wise, and hopeful. he main character, Judy, is hilariously offbeat, yet very easy to identify with, honest and thoughtful, and I loved spending time with her. Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife I enjoyed Separation Anxiety very much... It has a real freshness of voice and though it is very poignant, several parts also made me laugh out loud Laura Barmett, author of The Versions of Us

Product Details

Author
Laura Zigman
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0857527363
ISBN-13
9780857527363
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2020-03-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
The hilarious, heartbreaking book that will make you happy-cry
Pages
288