On Sale: August 20, 2019
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Women's Fiction Contemporary | Fiction Media Tie-In
In this witty novel--originally published as Whatever
Makes You Happy--that inspired Netflix’s major motion
picture Otherhood, three mothers try to save their
grown sons from themselves.
Gillian, Helen, and Carol are three suburban mothers who
have known each other since their respective sons were
babies, and have met in a regular coffee group for years.
These days, their sons are a bunch of thirty-four-year-old
slackers: they have no wives and no children, never call,
and seem unlikely to outgrow their post-adolescent
lifestyles anytime soon. After yet another fruitless
Mother's Day, Carol has an outlandish but irresistible idea:
each woman will go drop in on her son for an unexpected
weeklong visit and find out what's really keeping him from
responsible adult life. Together, and with mixed success,
the mothers set out to whip their sons into shape.
Laugh-out-loud funny and remarkably insightful about family
life, Otherhood will appeal to parents who yearn for
a closer relationship with their adult children, and for the
younger generation who seem to want the opposite, but will
never quite relinquish the hope that their parents will
swoop in and make everything better.
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