Shelves: lite-lit I was disappointed with this book. After reading "Happiness Sold Separately", I came to the following conclusions. Otherwise, it sounds like I was disappointed with this book. Otherwise, it sounds like one character who has multiple personalities speaking. And it gets really annoying. Two, sometimes every single emotion and feeling does NOT need to be explained to the reader.
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She excelled in college and blossomed in law school. She married Ted, a handsome and successful podiatrist and a loving and supportive husband. But now Elinor is having trouble accepting the first and only failure in her life the failure to have a baby. After two years of temperature-taking and endless IVF treatments, her once rock-solid marriage is beginning to suffer. She learns that Ted is having an affair with his personal trainer, Gina, a young woman with an incredible figure and a year-old son.
She runs small unnecessary loads, just to be lulled by the sound of the dryer. She especially likes the clinking of buttons and zippers a metal-against-metal metronome that brings calm as she stares into the blue screen of her laptop, never actually doing any work. Perhaps embarking on an affair was the quick-fix and the wrong way to ultimately handle the situation, but he feels totally left out of the equation when it comes to Elinor and their struggle for children.
It hurts him too, and Gina provided a soft yet firm place to land. When confronted by Elinor, Ted realizes he has been stupid and careless and breaks it off with Gina, who is hurt and chalks it up to her poor judgment when it comes to men. So, Elinor and Ted go to Dr. Brewster, their counselor, in an attempt to save their marriage. Can they succeed? In this outing, Lolly Winston once again takes on a serious subject but infuses it with moments of levity and warmth.
While the subject of infertility is not a new topic, Winston takes her readers through many twists and turns so no one knows quite where the story will end up.
Happiness Sold Separately
As she putters in the warmth of her dimly lit laundry room, she tries to gather the energy to sort more than a hundred work e-mails on her laptop. Russian Teens with Tiny Tits! Should she let them out? Do men consider this a good thing? She squeezes the sprinkler head, remembering that she had planned on taking it to the hardware store to buy a replacement.
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