“Vanessa and Seth stayed for dinner, which was spaghetti that Vanessa made while…

“Vanessa and Seth stayed for dinner, which was spaghetti that Vanessa made while Toby unpacked the kids and did loads of laundry and tried in vain to contact the child psychologist they’d consulted in May when they were preparing to tell the kids about the divorce.” 🤎

This book didn’t quite work for me. I didn’t enjoy the third party narrator who I found annoying and the whole time I read this, I kept thinking this is very much or and I just didn’t care. The author had some good insights on marriage and middle aged life but I didn’t enjoy how that message was packaged. I guess I started to come around slightly at the very end but it was just an exhausting and long road to get to the solid social commentary on expectation of mothers, women’s success and marriage. Thankful for the group hosted by bookedwithshelfies to discuss with!! Always great at making me feel less alone in my 😂 🤎




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7 thoughts on ““Vanessa and Seth stayed for dinner, which was spaghetti that Vanessa made while…”

  1. I know a number of people who didn’t like this book (even hated it!), but for me it was the right book at the right time. It took me awhile to get into it, but once I did, I loved it!

  2. For some reason, I haven’t been interested in this one-so many people liked it! Thanks for the honest review 😊

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