How Hard It Can Be?

How Hard It Can Be?

eBook - 2017
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Kate Reddy is back! This is the follow-up to the international bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It, the novel that defined modern life for women everywhere. This time she's juggling teenagers, aging parents and getting back into the workplace, and every page will have you laughing and thinking: It's not just me.Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her there but won't talk to her and ailing parents who aren't coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn't even allowed to eat because of the calories.She's back at work after a big break at home, because somebody has to bring home the bacon now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by in her new workplace, her old client and flame Jack reappears - complicated doesn't even begin to cover it. This is a coming of age story for turning fifty. It's about so much more than a balancing act; it's about finding out who you are and what you need to feel alive when you've got used to being your own last priority. And every page will leave you feeling that there's a bit of Kate Reddy in all of us.
Publisher: [London] : 2017. The Borough Press,
ISBN: 9780008150549
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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Jul 25, 2018

Dealing with menopause - a husband trying to find himself and two teenagers while attempting to return to the job market where youth always wins keeps Kate busy! Some funny descriptions that we can all relate to about this time in her life and her dealings with her social media active kids and her attempt to return to her old job. Keeps you laughing but relating with her. She is forced to make some interesting decisions in her life.

ArapahoeChristineS Jul 20, 2018

I probably should have read the first one to help me be more invested in the characters, but this was mildly humorous. It was a light change of pace, but not very original.

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McAnnieG
Jun 12, 2018

It is not necessary to read book 1 before reading this book, but book 1 is so good it outshines book 2.

Kate Reddy, 49, finds herself returning to the investment firm she left 7 years ago now that her husband, Richard, is unemployed and back in school. Someone has to keep the family afloat.

Raising teenagers in a digital world presents problems not heard of a decade ago and it is easy to miss the signs of problems.

It is still a man's world and youth is prized in the investment industry until Kate's experience saves accounts from leaving the firm.

Menopause arrives in all of its gory mess adding to Kate's challenges.

Jack Abelhammer has never left Kate's heart. When they reconnect Kate has a lot of decisions to make; to put everyone else first, or choose a life with Jack.

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