All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

On the surface, Allison Weiss has it all—a handsome and successful husband, a beautiful daughter, a McMansion in the Philadelphia suburbs, and a burgeoning writing career. Look further and you will see that Allison’s husband is becoming increasingly distant and sleeps in the guest bedroom, her daughter is exceptionally needy and doesn’t give her a moment of peace, her father is suffering from early Alzheimer’s, and her mother acts more like a child than a woman in her golden years. Allison takes ownership of all of these problems and, with the help of doctor prescribed pain killers, convinces herself everything is fine, until a magazine quiz makes her question whether her reliance on pills has become an addiction. Many of us, myself included, look forward to a glass of wine to celebrate the beginning of… Continue