There's a Word for That

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Author(s): Sloane Tanen
Original Publish Date: Apr 02, 2019
Product Number: EB00746682
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316518246
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An "engrossing, hilarious, and tender" chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together -- in rehab, of all places -- even as each member is on the verge of falling apart (Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project). Winner of the 2019 NCIBA Golden Poppy Book Award for Fiction Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the aftereffects of a life in the public eye; and granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn. Nearly six thousand miles away, in London, celebrated author Bunny Small, Marty's long-forgotten first wife, has her own problems: a "preposterous" case of writer's block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her. When Marty's pill-popping gets out of hand and Bunny's boozing reaches crisis proportions, a perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive and absurd rehab center. But for all their failings, the members of this estranged -- and strange -- family love each other. Rich with warmth, humor, and deep insight, There's a Word for That is a comic ode to surviving the people closest to us, navigating the perils of success, and taking one last look in the rearview mirror before mapping out the road ahead.

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CD
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Author(s): Sloane Tanen
Narrator(s): Therese Plummer
Product Number DD44525
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549179556
eAudio
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Author(s): Sloane Tanen
Narrator(s): Therese Plummer
Product Number Z100147753
Released: Apr 02, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549179549

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