Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. Sensibly. By the book. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv, and generally never puts a foot wrong. Until the day she leaves her husband and runs away to Hollywood, that is.
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After catching her husband having an affair and being fired from her job, Maggie Walsh suddenly finds her perfectly organized existence has become a perfect mess. She decides, for the first time in her life, to do something daring -- and flees to her best friend, Emily, in the faraway... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
After catching her husband having an affair and being fired from her job, Maggie Walsh suddenly finds her perfectly organized existence has become a perfect mess. She decides, for the first time in her life, to do something daring -- and flees to her best friend, Emily, in the faraway wonderland of Los Angeles. In this mecca of tanned, beautiful bodies, unsvelte, uncool Maggie is decidedly a fish out of water. Yet, overnight, she's mixing with film folk, pitching scripts, even experimenting with sex -- and discovering that the end of a marriage is not the end of the world.
“If Shay Delaney fell into a pit of shit, he'd come out smelling of Chanel No.5”Claire
That's the thing with relationships, I understood: it doesn't mean we don't hurt one another; how can we help it sometimes, we're only human. But if you love someone, you get hurt and you manage to forgive. And be forgiven.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
I made the decision to let go of my dreams because they were killing me, and I stopped asking the impossible from myself. I changed my attitude and decided to focus on what I had rather than what I didn't have. And, most of all, I decided I wasn't going to be bitter.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Being asleep was a blessed release, and waking up was like being delivered into hell.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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Sometimes Anna and I could provide comfort for each other, especially when she developed a theory that our lives were so awful because our guardian angels had gone on sabbaticals, and that currently we were being minded by temps who took no pride in their work. “They do the bare minimum. We won't get our hands caught in a mincing machine, but that's all they'll do for us.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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