The Balance Thing
By Margaret Dumas
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061127724, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 2006
Rebecca "Becks" Mansfield has a boyfriend who sets her on the edge, a job catering to the whims of a cartoon vampire, and she's shortly to be a bridesmaid in the fairy-tale wedding from hell. How could this have happened to the brilliant, brash-talking, rising star of marketing? Her three best friends tell her she's "date lazy," settling for the men who require the least effort. Maybe Becks isn't trying hard enough, but the "one" she's looking for isn't the perfect manit's the perfect job.
Of course, you can't always get what you wanta fact that's about to become crystal clear to Becks Mansfield. But sometimes you get what you need.
Margaret Dumas is a technical writer and computer software executive. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel and is still in search of the perfectly balanced life.
“A heroine who’s lovable but empowered. The dialogue is breezy and believable.”
“Spot-on depiction of learning...to maintain a healthy balance among love, friendship, and career.”