In season four of Darren Stars hit TV Land series Younger, the editors at Empirical Press are shocked and deeply moved when they read Marriage Vacation, an autobiographical novel by the publishers estranged wife, Pauline Turner Brooks. Knowing the book will cause a sensation, they decide they must publish it. Now you can read what the hype is about.To find herselfshe might lose everything.By all appearances, Kate Carmichael had the perfect life: two adorable daughters, a pre-war town house on the Upper East Side, and a husband who ran one of the most successful publishing companies in New York. But when Kate attends the wedding of two of her oldest friends and reconnects with successful classmates from graduate school, she suddenly sees her life in a different light: the career she didnt pursue, the dreams shes locked away, the empty veneer of her privilege.When the wedding weekend ends, instead of heading home to her husband and family, Kate gets on a plane and flies halfway around the world. She claims its just going to be for a weektwo maxso she can clear her head, make headway with her writing, and shake free of the feeling that time is passing her by.But just like Kates life, the adventure doesnt go quite as planned. When its time to return, she finds herself trapped between wanting to be a good mother and partner and needing to find herself again.This provocative and gripping novel asks: is a wife and mother allowed to have a midlife crisis? And, if she does, can she ever be forgiven? Marriage Vacation is for anyone who has ever fantasized about what it would be like to run away from it all....
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Marriage Vacation Reviews
I mean I'm very #teamcharles but I was interested in reading this as an extension of the fictional world of Younger. It was a quick, fun read, although not well written enough to be as amazing as Liza sells it to be in the show? (Though page 58 lives up to the hype.) It's a catch-22. Also, this seems like a weird Millenial Press book, considering it's about a woman older than that demographic? It seems more of a fit for women actually Liza's age. But, I digress, no use unnecessarily poking the p ...more
I really did not expect to enjoy a TV show tie-in book this much... I just picked it up because I thought it would be a fun "beach read". But this book is really well written, and had surprising depth! If you don't know already: in the TV show "Younger", which is set in the New York publishing world, a side character publishes a book based on her marriage/split to one of the main characters. (And in Season 5, she goes on a book tour for this book). I love the show, but expected this ghost-writte ...more
Absolutely awful. If my brain wasn’t needing a break I would have given up. Makes Eat, Pray, Love (one of the worst, most self indulgent books ever conceived, said as an Elizabeth Gilbert fan) feel like a masterpiece.
I’ll be honest, it was pretty bland most of the way through. I was intent on rating it a 3-star book but something about that last 25% really pulled me in. That bit was fun to read so it inched it’s way up to 3.5 stars for me.
It’s not new, challenging, very well-written or anything like that but hey, it’s fun and quick and is a tie-in to one of my favorite TV shows to watch, Younger.
So yeah, I’m sticking with 3.5 (rounded down since that is not a Goodreads option).
DNF, couldn't get behind Pauline as the protagonist. I'm not a huge fan of her in the show, and although the book made her as sympathetic as possible, I couldn't put the show to the side while reading it. I think I would've really liked it otherwise!
I wanted to read this because I am a Younger fan...
Urg. Kate (Pauline) is so infuriating that I often wanted to throw the book. I would have rathered a more realistic ending.
No way would I have let that selfish bitch come home.