Look, I was doing OK. I got through the oil spill on the
road that is
turning forty. Lost a little control, but I drove into the
skid just like the
driving instructors tell you to and afterwards things were
fine again, no,
really, they were better than fine.
Kate Reddy had it all: a nice home, two adorable kids, a
Then her kids became teenagers (read: monsters). Richard, her
husband, quit his job, taking up bicycling and therapeutic
drinking green potions, dressing head to toe in Lycra, and
time—and their money—on his own therapy. Since Richard no
sees a regular income as part of the path to enlightenment,
it’s left to
Kate to go back to work.
Companies aren’t necessarily keen on hiring 49-year-old
Kate does what she must: knocks a few years off her age,
trainer, joins a Women Returners group, and prepares a new
that has a shot at a literary prize for experimental fiction.
When Kate manages to secure a job at the very hedge fund she
founded, she finds herself in an impossible juggling act:
(again) at work, dealing with teen drama, and trying to look
increasingly frail parents as the clock keeps ticking toward
birthday. Then, of course, an old flame shows up out of the
Kate finds herself facing off with everyone from Russian
mobsters to a
Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard
can it be?
Hilarious and poignant, How Hard Can It Be? brings us the new
adventures of Kate Reddy, the beleaguered heroine of Allison
groundbreaking New York Times bestseller I Don't Know How
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