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Today will be different : a novel

Author: Maria Semple
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Domestic fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Semple
ISBN: 9780316403436 0316403431
OCLC Number: 935195821
Description: 259 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Maria Semple.

Abstract:

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office -- but not Eleanor -- that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret. A hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
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