Sad Sacked by Liz Alterman audiobook
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Sad Sacked: A Memoir

By Liz Alterman
Read by Liz Alterman

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798400117534

  • ISBN: 9798400117534

Runtime: 6.75 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A very funny memoir about a very unfunny situation.   

The last person Liz Alterman expects to hear from during her Thanksgiving prep is her husband, Rich. He never calls from his job at a busy Manhattan newsroom. And he never will again, because he's just been laid off. Two months later, Liz is downsized, too.  

At first, Rich is enchanted with his new leisurely lifestyle. But when he's still unemployed six months later, his euphoric mood devolves into depression and despair. It falls to Liz to figure out how to support their family of five and keep up appearances in their well-to-do suburb, where even nannies drive the latest model Lexus.  

Sad Sacked blends the wit of Nora Ephron's Heartburn with the madcap hilarity of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette to expose the pressure on women to put on a happy face even as their world falls apart. In Liz Alterman's gifted hands, we laugh until we cry about what happens when the bottom drops out.  

“I didn't realize how much we needed a new Erma Bombeck to report from the tense bowels of modern suburbia. This book is a sweaty, funny examination into suburban marriage, motherhood, social status and all the other reasons I left New Jersey." (Joel Stein)

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Author Bio: Liz Alterman

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English