All Fall Down
By Jennifer Weiner
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781451617795, 400pp.)
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
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Allison Weiss got her happy ending--a handsome husband, an 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? She tells herself that the pills help 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?
Hailed as "a witty, realistic criticism on the modern age" ("Boston Herald"), this remarkable story of a woman's fall into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner's most masterful, moving, and celebrated work yet.