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Separation Anxiety: bestselling author of Animal Husbandry

Separation Anxiety: bestselling author of Animal Husbandry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Zigman, Laura

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Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. But when she stumbled across her son Teddy's old baby sling during a halfhearted basement cleaning, something in her snapped. So: the dog went into the sling, Judy felt connected to another living being, and she's repeated the process... every day since. Life hasn't gone according to Judy's plan. Her career as a children's book author offered a glimpse of success before taking an embarrassing nose dive. Teddy, now a teenager, treats her with some combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled professional snackologist who she can't afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website-a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself. Wickedly funny and surprisingly tender, Separation Anxiety offers a frank portrait of the 'squeezed generation', examining the ebb and flow of life's most important relationships. Tapping into the insecurities and anxieties that most of us keep under wraps, and with a voice that is at once gleefully irreverent and genuinely touching, Laura Zigman has crafted a new classic for anyone taking fumbling steps toward happiness. What a gem of a novel. Separation Anxiety is wickedly funny, heartrending, poignantly wise, and hopeful. he main character, Judy, is hilariously offbeat, yet very easy to identify with, honest and thoughtful, and I loved spending time with her. (Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper's Wife) Sometimes a book finds its way to you and you just know instantly that this is the book you need now. That's how I feel about Separation Anxiety. I think it's the book everyone needs right now. It is compassionate and funny, articulating with gentle humor the terrible things that we're all grappling with. To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry. (Laura Lippman) Separation Anxiety is as hilarious and painful as life itself...a joy to read. (Claire Messud, bestselling author of The Burning Girl and The Emperor's Children)
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ISBN 9780857527363
Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
748 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780857527363
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Released 3 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Zigman, Laura
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 351g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Women, FICTION / Friendship, FICTION / Humorous / General, FICTION / Family Life / General, Humour
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade