Happiness Sold Separately

Marriage is tough and occasionally Fate is a horrible five-eyed psycho witch who's greatest joy is sucking the life out of normal people. Wow, maybe it's not a good idea to write reviews when my special friend is visiting, I may be just a little cranky.

They say a picture says a thousand words. Therefore I should have known what I was getting myself into when I saw the front of the book. Obviously this wasn't going to be a happy go lucky, everything is great story. And boy was I right...

Ted, a podiatrist and Elinor, a lawyer Mackey live in my old hood-the Bay Area. It's always fun to read about places you've been and see just how accurate the author gets it. The book delves right into the mire from the get-go when Elinor overhears a conversation she had no desire to hear. Ted is having an affair with a gym bunny. Elinor is too numb to be devastated. She's emotionally empty after dealing with infertility issues and a subsequent miscarriage.

Happiness Sold Separately is a book of contradictions. Despite the depressing topic this book is anything but. It's an honest portrayal of two adults facing an extreme situation and how they deal with it. Instead of being the villain, Ted is -well weak but not hateful. Elinor is not perfect either but I feel for her.




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