PRETTY MUCH SCREWED
by Jenna McCarthy
Berkley Trade Original
Released July 7, 2015
About the Book: For Charlotte Crawford, the worst part about being dumped after twenty years of marriage is that her husband, Jack, doesn’t want another woman; he just doesn’t want her.
Forty-two and clueless, Charlotte is a fish out of water in a dating pool teeming with losers. Just when she thinks she’s finally put her failed marriage behind her, it comes back to bite her in the ass…hard. Without warning, Charlotte finds herself staring down the barrel of a future she wouldn’t wish on her worst enemy she would totally wish on her worst enemy.
Engaging, fearless and relentlessly funny, Pretty Much Screwed is a story of love, loss, friendship, forgiveness, turtledoves, taxidermy and one hilariously ill-placed tick.
My Review: Fresh off the presses, Pretty Much Screwed is a starting-over novel with plenty of twists and turns in the often messy world of love and dating. Readers will find humor and heartache; friends that lift each other up while also holding each other accountable when bad decisions are made. Though Charlotte’s response to some really life-changing news (I’m referring to specific news delivered by a friend) was drawn more like a character in a movie than a novel (which is not necessarily a bad thing – just a noticeable difference in emotional tone and writing style that was more cinematic than novel-esque), Jenna McCarthy is a brilliantly comedic writer. With a body of work in both print and media, you can count on lots of laughs when Jenna’s around. So happy to read fiction by this author.
If you loved I’ve Still Got It . . . I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It and/or If It Was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married by Jenna McCarthy, you’re going to love this, her début fiction title, Pretty Much Screwed (Berkley Trade/Penguin Random House).
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About the Author: Jenna McCarthy is an internationally published writer, TED speaker, former radio personality and the author of several books including If It Was Easy They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-so-handy Man You Married and I’ve Still Got It, I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It: Awkwardly True Tales from the Far Side of Forty. Her writing has appeared in more than sixty magazines, on dozens of web sites and in several anthologies including the popular Chicken Soup series. She lives with her husband, two daughters and an army of pets in sunny Santa Barbara, California, where she enjoys hiking, entertaining, crafting with her kids and researching cures for snoring-induced insomnia. In her spare time, she wonders what she used to do with all of her spare time. You can read about the time she was escorted out of her office by a cop and see her in the bathtub at www.jennamccarthy.com.
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