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a bit green yed jealous of her friend Jenny s perfect lifeAs life has it we will find bit green yed jealous of her friend Jenny s perfect lifeAs life has it we will find that Jenny s life was not so perfect and in fact Penny doesn t have it all that bad The author dealt with some very serious issues of society today being opioid addiction and overdose I am a nurse and believe me this is an veryday issue that touches on lives than you might think It gives you an insight of what the friends and family have to deal with in the aftermath The grief and the guilt they have thinking they could have done to prevent it All in all this was a well thought out book I struggled a bit with it because it was not what I xpected After admiring the cute cover and reading the blurb I thought I was in for a fun rom com book It was much serious than I had set me sights on so it was of a it is me not you with this book As of a it is me not you with this book As can see it is getting plenty of rave reviews so there are a people loving this book I liked it but it was just a little too serious for meThank you so much to Lake Union Publishing Goodreads Netgalley and Camille Pagan for my ARC Camille Pagan has written the story of very woman who hides their real feelings and puts on a brave front When asked how are you many of us always answer I m fine simply because we don t want others to know of our insecurities and weaknesses As a woman we all have our struggles balancing work kids relationships and life in general I m Fine and Neither Are You really drives home the meaning behind the grass is always greener on the other side I love Camille Pagan s writing and the way she always brings light to subjects that we sometimes hide I had the most OBaby enjoyable time reading my first Camille Pagan book It s witty smart and so insightfulIt s about a mom trying to do it and feeling like she s failing On top of that her best friend makes it all lookasy For best friends their home lives are night and day different from Nerds each other Then tragedy strikes and the best friend s veneer is shattered There s absolutely nothing perfect underneathIn reaction Penelope the main character decides she and her husband should write a list of changes they want the other to make along with a commitment to total honesty I don t know about you but that proposal made me so nervous for this couple Laying it all out there is neverasy And it wasn t for them ither Their marriage is on the brink of collapseSuch a smart uestion this is 100% honesty necessary for a healthy happy marriage Or can we hold back the little niggles the day to day things that make us bite our tonguesOverall I m Fine and Neither Are You is a uick read with a nice balance of humor and thoughtfulness It s an authentic and refreshing book that challenges us to look beyond those sparkly veneers to see most of us are in the same boat when it comes to love marriage and family Some just happen to share openlyI received a complimentary copyMany of my reviews can also be found on instagram wwwinstagramcomtarheelreader Audiobook read by Amy McFadden I ve listen to too much of this one I have the kindle book sync The last 30% I switched to the written words But by that time I just didn t care Amy s voice was irritating and annoying This was the first time I ve Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, ever listen to a book by Camille Pagan and was totally turned off by the voice narration Each book I ve read has gradually gone downhill The book Injoyed best was Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties And honestly I wasn t crazy about the storytelling written words ither But the Audiobook was the worse This is my I wasn t crazy about the storytelling written words ither But the Audiobook was the worse This is my read with Pagan definitely my least favorite2 stars at BEST A book about nothing specialThis was an overall disappointment It started interesting Taxi ins Glück enough but the whole story felt like it was leading somewhere and nothing When you read what this book is about it doesn t really say I thought it would be about a murder cover up an affair a ghost whatNothing It s about nothing Pen complains the whole time about her husband and when they talk and is agreeing with her she backtrack and feels bad The story makes you think there something with the coworker Russ but again nothing This book is best described as opening a big gift with another wrapped box inside and then another and another And when you are allxcited as to what it can be when you finally get to the last box it s a fast food gift card 2 at best I actually just skimmed through to the nd of this one I chose this my mistake as my First Reads for March I assume I am not the target audience although I m growing weary of authors writing specifically for a target audience While certainly not very genre is for very person when you start writing specificall I read this book waiting in the cold for the bus to arrive on the bus in the metro before my class started while the tea. Nate marriage pristine house and ultra polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope’s underemployed husband Sanjay their unruly brood and the daily grind she calls a careerThen a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny’s life is far from perfect Reeling Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship So she and Sanjay ag. .
5 I m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pag n is a witty but moving look at what it s like to be a wife and mother while also holding down a full time jobWhat it s about Penelope Ruiz Kar is married with 2 little kids and while she is out working 50 hours a week and barely holding it together as the main breadwinner her husband is at home with the kids working on his writing and going to practice with his band Meanwhile her best friend Jenny Sweet seems like she doesn t have a care in the world She has an amazing marriage a perfect daughter and a flourishing
Blog But That Appearance Is that appearance is the day Penelope shows up to Jenny s home after not being able to her and finds something that will change her forever In the midst of tragedy Penelope finds herself rethinking her marriage and her own happiness And like the tagline says has to ask herself if honesty really is always the best policyEven if you don t have kids or ven if you are not a wife I think it is very The Magic Rolling Pin easy to find a bit of yourself in Penelope I don t have kids but I am a married woman in my 30s and was able to connect a lot to Penelope s story I love when you can relate to characters on multiple levels and I was definitely able to do that in this bookThere is a theme of addiction in I m Fine and Neither Are You that I thought the author handled very well There is humor and witty words throughout but also a very real problem that Pag n talks about and handles with a delicacy that I didn tven know was possible This book is so realistic that I know it will be very relatable to a lot of people This book is super short as well coming in at only 270 pages While it still took me almost 4 hours to read I was Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, engrossed in the writing and finding myself wanting to savor it as long as possible I just found it a little bit repetitive at times which is really the only reason it didn t get a higher rating from meFinal Thought If you love women s literature and contemporary stories focusing on a wife and mom or any of these things individually then I highly suggest checking out I m Fine and Neither Are You Iven managed to cry towards the Not Without a Fight end I was so moved I cannot wait to read of Pag n s work and hope I can get to somethinglse of hers very soon Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book A totally realistic and relatable story as women today struggle to reach perfection in their lifeSUMMARYWife Mother Breadwinner Penelope Ruiz Kar is doing it all and barely keeping it together Meanwhile her best friend Jenny Sweet appears to be sailing through life As close as the two women are Jenny s passionate marriage pristine house and ultra polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope s underemployed husband Sanjay their unruly brood and the daily grind she calls a careerThen a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny s life is far from perfect Reeling Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship So she and Sanjay agree to a radical proposal both will write a list of changes they want Garden Bouquets and Beyond each other to make then commit to complete and total honestyWhat seems like a smart idea uickly spirals out of control revealing new rifts andven deeper secrets As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage she must ask herself When it comes to love is honesty really the best policyREVIEWAny woman who is juggling career marriage and family will totally relate to this poignant story of real life love and loss I m Fine and Neither are You is a touching chronicle of Penelope s re The Unseen Wonder evaluation of her life The story is totally relatable and very realistic as women today strive for perfection My favorite part was the concept of creating a short list of changes that Sanjay and Penelope wanted the other to make This naturally forms the basis of hurt feelings but much introspection for Penelope Camille Pag n s writing was smooth fast paced andasy to read and offers tremendous insight into juggling the demands of life and the price of perfection When Pag n is not at her computer writing she is reading a book running after her two kids and their nutty dog or planning her next trip most likely to Puerto Rico where her husband was born and raised Camille and her family live in Ann Arbor Michigan She has written four other novels most recently Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties Thanks to Camille Pag n for an advanced reading copy of this book in The Management Bible exchange for an honest review Publisher Lake UnionPublished April 1 2019Review wwwbluestockingreviewscom Love the title The author did a great job of tackling some not soasy subject matter This book revolved around Penelope Penny and her struggles with life She is a very relatable character that as many of us do probably thinks that life is hard at times She is feel. Honesty is the best policyexcept maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán Wife Mother Breadwinner Penelope Ruiz Kar is doing it all and barely keeping it together Meanwhile her best friend Jenny Sweet appears to be sailing through life As close as the two women are Jenny’s passio.
free read I'm fine and neither are youCher was giving a lecture during short breaks between classes walking from the metro to the bus on my five minute walk home taking the stairs to my apartment opening the door to my room jumping on my bed Basically I read it verywhere I could and now that I realize it there are so many opportunities in daily life to read a book And it happens oh so naturally This was a page turner for me My first book from this author and one I wasn t so sure about based on the average rating and the premise of
I believe been done before over and over saving one s marriage But what makes this book different than the others are 1 the fact that the saving our marriage plan the characters put into motion is pushed forward by the death of the protagonist s dear friend
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2 that both Penelope and Sanjay come up with an interesting list that both Penelope and Sanjay come up with an interesting list what will take to save their marriage both must respect 3 the secrets unearthed by the plan and 4 the self discovery that occurs in Penelope speciallyEverything felt very realistic to me The death of the friend is a bit oddly written in the beginning but the the story progresses the it is discussed and I dare say understood Sleepless (Bird of Stone, even if such a death should perhaps never make sense Penelope s grieving takes time because she also has to deal with her precarious marriage She is overwhelmed but her dry humour and get things done kind of attitude keeps her afloat I was invested in her and wanted her to succeed I had no idea whether she actually could manage to save her and Sanjay s relationship but I surenjoyed witnessing the multiple attempts It was ntertaining and fun and yet uite serious as well Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin It takes courage to be yourself when veryone xpects you to be someone lsePenelope Ruiz Kar is the glue holding her family together She s the breadwinner working in the development office of a medical school But much to her chagrin she s also the disciplinarian of her two children and often the cook cleaner and organizer despite the fact that her husband Sanjay is a stay at home dad while picking up some freelance writing jobsAll too often she s frustrated with Invisible (The Curse of Avalon everything andveryone and wonders how she s strayed so far from her dreams of being a writer of children s booksPenelope is also tremendously Yummy Supper envious of her best friend Jenny Jenny always looks like she s posing for a magazine her house is always perfectly clean and inviting her daughter is polite and charming her lifestyle blog influences many women and she and her husband still have passionate sex a lot How can Jenny accomplish it all without breaking a sweat when Penelope just wants a do over perhaps of her whole lifeWhen a sudden tragedy illuminates the fact that Jenny s life isn t uite as perfect as it seems Penelope is thrown for a loop She has to stop pretendingverything is fine in all aspects of her life and she needs to be honest and that needs to start with Sanjay They both agree that things in their marriage could use some work so ach makes a list of changes they want the other to make and ach promises complete honestySomething between us had shifted over the course of our marriage particularly the last two to three years We had gone from being lovers to best friends toroommates who routinely irritated Deep Listening each other If I was honest with myself that was what it felt like most of the timeTotal honesty seems like a good ideabut in reality it causes problems than it solvesspecially as Penelope starts becoming a little too honest with people around her And while she and Sanjay want to commit to fixing their marriage it isn t as asy as they thought it would be Is it possible at all Is their marriage destined to fail and are they powerless to stop it or is there something they need to doCamille Pag n s I m Fine and Neither Are You is a funny thought provoking poignant look at how difficult it can be to balance marriage work and family and not kill yourself or ach other in the process It s also a look at the lies we tell Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature each other and ourselves and how uncovering the truth is so difficult and often painful but it s truly necessaryThis was a uicknjoyable book that I read over the course of the day I had never read anything of Pag n s before but I really liked her balance of humor poignancy motion and soul searching This is definitely a book that made me realize that whenever I think a person may have it all and I m nvious that I don t really know the challenges they re facingLake Union Publishing and First Reads provided me an advance copy of this book in Trajan exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it availableThis book will be published April 1 2019See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow my Bookstagram page at. Ree to a radical proposal both will write a list of changes they wantach other to make then commit to complete and total honestyWhat seems like a smart idea uickly spirals out of control revealing new rifts and ven deeper secrets As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage she must ask herself When it comes to love is honesty really the best polic. .
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