Wife 22 PDF/EPUB µ Kindle Edition

Wife 22[EPUB] ✿ Wife 22 ❄ Melanie Gideon – Varanus.us From For fans of Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones s Diary and Allison Pearson s I Don t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself and finding herself again in the middle From For fans of Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones s Diary and Allison Pearson s I Don t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself and finding herself again in the middle of her lifeMaybe it was those extra five pounds I d gained Maybe it was because I was about to turn the same age my mother was when I lost her Maybe it was because after almost twenty years of marriage my husband and I seemed to be running out of things to say to each other But when the anonymous online study called Marriage in the st Century showed up in my inbox, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life It wasn t long before I was assigned both a pseudonym Wifeand a caseworker ResearcherAnd, just like that, I found myself answering questionsSometimes I tell him he s snoring when he s not snoring so he ll sleep in the guest room and I can have the bed all to myself Chet Baker on the tape player He was cutting peppers for the salad I looked at those hands and thought, I am going to have this man s children To not want what you don t have What you can t have What you shouldn t have That if we weren t careful, it was possible to forget one another Before the study, my life was an endless blur of school lunches and doctor s appointments, family dinners, budgets, and trying to discern the fastest moving line at the grocery store I was Alice Buckle spouse of William and mother to Zoe and Peter, drama teacher and Facebook chatter, downloader of memories and Googler of solutions But these days, I m also WifeAnd somehow, my anonymous correspondence with Researcherhas taken an unexpectedly personal turn Soon, I ll have to make a decision one that will affect my family, my marriage, my whole life But at the moment, I m too busy answering questions As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiacNUS This edition includes a Wifediscussion guide.

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    Wife 22 PDF/EPUB µ Kindle Edition Peter, drama teacher and Facebook chatter, downloader of memories and Googler of solutions But these days, I m also WifeAnd somehow, my anonymous correspondence with Researcherhas taken an unexpectedly personal turn Soon, I ll have to make a decision one that will affect my family, my marriage, my whole life But at the moment, I m too busy answering questions As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiacNUS This edition includes a Wifediscussion guide."/>
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    I m a big fan of Valley of the Moon ,..a favorite book from last year by Melanie Gideon..So, I was happy to see Wife 22 , an earlier book by Melanie Gideon as a 1.99 Kindle special Alice is Wife 22 an anonymous participant in an online survey about marriage She s been married twenty years has two kids and is monogamous fitting the requirements to be part of the study Alice worries About her marriage, does she and William even talk about anything interesting I m a big fan of Valley of the Moon ,..a favorite book from last year by Melanie Gideon..So, I was happy to see Wife 22 , an earlier book by Melanie Gideon as a 1.99 Kindle special Alice is Wife 22 an anonymous participant in an online survey about marriage She s been married twenty years has two kids and is monogamous fitting the requirements to be part of the study Alice worries About her marriage, does she and William even talk about anything interesting and intimate together any let alone feel turned on About her kids, one might be gay, the other might have an eating disorder , Her personal self worth, after all, she was once accepted at BROWN and a playwright , Her responsibilities demands of boring routine necessities , Her job, great elementary drama school teacher but parents tend to take advantage of her kindness and show up late picking up their kids , Her husband s demotion, affects their entire family his self worth decrease in salary his distance and moodiness , Her friends, loyalty tested , New worries develop as the story moves along, secrets, withholds A type of online therapy and communication The survey questions that Alice receives comes from her personal sponsor named Researcher 101 Soon, Alice discovers the questions she answers calm herthan anything else Her new private life becomes seductive and addicting.Many laugh out loud moments Alice might be a little annoying at times hell who isn t but she is also endearing


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    So cute So clever So nauseating She spends too much time online Can she reconnect with her husband Can she recover her creative spark and become the playwright she once wanted to be What about her children Is her son gay not that there s anything wrong with that her best friend is a hip lesbian Is her daughter bulimic, or is it something muchridiculous and twee Oh the handwringing And look, here comes another man who likes pina coladas But does he like getting caught in So cute So clever So nauseating She spends too much time online Can she reconnect with her husband Can she recover her creative spark and become the playwright she once wanted to be What about her children Is her son gay not that there s anything wrong with that her best friend is a hip lesbian Is her daughter bulimic, or is it something muchridiculous and twee Oh the handwringing And look, here comes another man who likes pina coladas But does he like getting caught in the rain Meanwhile, she shops at 4th street in Berkeley which is so chic, just right for her age group And guess where her teenaged daughter shops How did you know it was the Goodwill The movie won t come out for a few years, as they will have to wait for the ever annoying Zoe Deschanel to age into the role And perhaps she ll have a daughter by then who can play the adorable little teen daughter character Make sure you buy popcorn and save the container, because you re gonna need it when you throw up in the theater


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    This book had me at the first paragraph, an authentic looking Google search page on eyelid drooping, with humorous result entries I m sure this will send some serious literature people running, but I was glued to the page Droopy eyelid is a worthy topic in my eyes, though no, this isn t what the book or this review is about lol, you can just guess I have a lot to say about droopy eyelids.Alice is 45 and bored with her marriage She has a couple of teenagers, who are interesting and well draw This book had me at the first paragraph, an authentic looking Google search page on eyelid drooping, with humorous result entries I m sure this will send some serious literature people running, but I was glued to the page Droopy eyelid is a worthy topic in my eyes, though no, this isn t what the book or this review is about lol, you can just guess I have a lot to say about droopy eyelids.Alice is 45 and bored with her marriage She has a couple of teenagers, who are interesting and well drawn Alice decides to take part in an online survey on marriage and doesn t tell her family The survey is run by Researcher 101, and through survey questions Alice whom the survey has labeled Wife 22 ends up gradually blurting out the life story of her marriage Eventually the communication between Alice and the researcher leads to a sort of tentative and restrained online affair without any sex stuff, thank god Despite its leper label, chick lit , I actually think this book shows some real genius The author uses a bunch of formats emails, Google searches, Twitter, Facebook, texts, play format, and a questionnaire to tell her story, and she combines them beautifully What a brilliant way to get a glimpse of what a character is thinking even if it is about something mundane So many times that s just what we ARE thinking about The Google entries were especially entertaining It made me think about how many weird things I google every day Two of my highlights yesterday Do noodles make you sleepy and Do plums explode in the microwave I ve thought of writing down all the things I ve searched for in one day, just for kicks Social media has also knocked some of the grammar Nazi out of me I can now comfortably use google as a verb and even lowercase it sometimes no small feat The downside of Google is how many diseases I am absolutely positive I have.I ve seen some scathing reviews, where people thought the book was light and dumb full of clich s and gimmicks , and the characters annoyed them That was not my experience I loved the way she skillfully plugged into the present culture And the switch between formats was a clever plot device The author has my sense of humor, which kept me laughing.However, when I figured out the ending, my smile went crooked and it made me crazy It also affected my reading speed and comfort I suddenly wanted to race to the end, Indy 500 style Mostly this was to say obnoxiously, Ha, I knew it , but also to see if I d be lucky enough to get another, real surprise I had been cheated out of the first one, damn it, which had been like a firecracker that exploded prematurely Once a surprise is gone, it s really gone The story became uninteresting, the funny became deflated, and I wasn t hot to pick up the book and continue reading Therein lies the paradox The desire to get to the finish line versus the involuntary stalling out I so wanted to speed ahead but I kept slowing down I was tempted to skip sections, but I read every word because the format and conversations were fun and lively and clear, and I was trying to have a little hope that I d be wrong.A couple of minor nits At the end, I didn t buy the husband s attitude toward Alice The questionnaire only showed Alice s answers, not the questions Sometimes I could deduce the question, butoften than not, I couldn t so the answer made no sense At the end of the book, all the numbered questions appear in a list Huh What good did that do me No way was I going back to the numbered answers and match them with the correct question That s worse than homework There is a way the author could have avoided the predictability, which would have made it such a better read She would have had to change the premise, though no small task Considering the way she wrote it, she obviously assumed people wouldn t figure out the twist early on.Although I hated the predictability of this book, I loved its cleverness And it made me think about how easy it is today to learn stuff, how it s perfectly normal for us to click just one or two keys and find instant information on any weirdo topic I also thought about the role that social media plays in our lives, about how our new avenue of staccato yet telling communication affects the psychology of both the online writers and readers I m so torn about how to rate this I originally thought this would be an easy 4.5, but the discomfort and disappointment that came with the predictability make me rate it a 3.8 Oh, hell, I ll bump it to a 4 The fact that it opened with a google search on droopy eyelids warrants at least half a point


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    Have you ever picked up a book you ve had for a few years, read it and then think, why didn t I read this the first day I got it Summed up, that is this book for me, at least in my opinion.This book was witty, sarcastic, comical, and downright real to life These characters were true to form people that reminded me of a lot of people that I know This is an easy to read novel that makes you want to see how things pan out for all involved Alice, a mid 40s woman is going through a type of brea Have you ever picked up a book you ve had for a few years, read it and then think, why didn t I read this the first day I got it Summed up, that is this book for me, at least in my opinion.This book was witty, sarcastic, comical, and downright real to life These characters were true to form people that reminded me of a lot of people that I know This is an easy to read novel that makes you want to see how things pan out for all involved Alice, a mid 40s woman is going through a type of breakdown and she thinks her son is gay and her daughter has an eating disorder Her husband, William doesn t seem to know who she is any and they have drifted That s when Alice decides to participate in an online study about marriage Assigned to her is Researcher 101, her personal marriage counselor of sorts From the beginning, Alice and Researcher 101 have a bond with one another and over the course of several months, she delves into her marriage in a way that only she can remember Meanwhile, her best friend who is a lesbian and her partner become engaged and another couple they spend time with, end up getting twin suites to spice up their marriage Alice is struggling with her job on top of everything else when her husband announces to her that he has lost his Things seem to be hitting rock bottom However, Melanie Gideon enlightens the reader with comical everyday experiences and real life situations This book truly holds true the online sensation that many people seem to be in love with Highly recommend I m not usually a big fiction person but this book was well worth it go pick it up at your library and you won t be sorry


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    The title conjures images of polygamy, but this is very much a novel of modern monogamy Along with traditional narration, the story unfolds in a series of Facebook and Twitter updates, text messages, e mails, Google searches, and even playwriting scenes This can be disorienting at times, but it effectively mimics the minute by minute, need to know lifestyle of the typical plugged in American For an atypical, mostly unplugged American like me, this was quite a revelation Alice Buckle is a war The title conjures images of polygamy, but this is very much a novel of modern monogamy Along with traditional narration, the story unfolds in a series of Facebook and Twitter updates, text messages, e mails, Google searches, and even playwriting scenes This can be disorienting at times, but it effectively mimics the minute by minute, need to know lifestyle of the typical plugged in American For an atypical, mostly unplugged American like me, this was quite a revelation Alice Buckle is a warm hearted worrier She worries that her son Peter might be gay and afraid to come out She worries that her daughter Zoe might have an eating disorder She worries about her drooping eyelids And she worries that her relationship with her husband William has lost its pizzazz after 20 years Alice agrees to participate in an online study of marriage in the 21st century Anonymity guaranteed She is now Wife 22, assigned to Researcher 101 Being anonymous allows Alice to reveal herselfdeeply to the researcher than she would to anyone IRL, and a strange intimacy builds between them Meanwhile, she s trying to manage a household full of people so connected to their electronic devices that they ve almost forgotten how to connect face to face This is not my usual fare, but I found it entertaining and even touching There are a lot of true laugh out loud moments, funny because they re realistic rather than contrived Definitely fun light reading And if you can relate to Alice, so much the better She might inspire you to put some zing back in your own long term relationship Review copy provided by the publisher.For those to whom it matters, the story is told entirely in the present tense Update I have now seen complaints from two readers stating that they were frustrated at not knowing what questions Alice was answering in the survey There is an appendix at the back of the book listing all the questions When you start seeing numbered responses, just look in the back for the correspondingly numbered questions.


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    CUTE So cute.I was looking for a light non teen perfect for summer read and I decided to pick up Wife 22 I hadn t heard anything about it UNFORTUNATE I don t know how this book hasn t gottenbuzz It s just the perfect choice for Chick Lit lovers One thing that surprised me about this light and sweet read is that it had a lot of depth Do not confuse it for a mindless read The characters were complex and each one was dealing with real, difficult, life changing choices and handling the CUTE So cute.I was looking for a light non teen perfect for summer read and I decided to pick up Wife 22 I hadn t heard anything about it UNFORTUNATE I don t know how this book hasn t gottenbuzz It s just the perfect choice for Chick Lit lovers One thing that surprised me about this light and sweet read is that it had a lot of depth Do not confuse it for a mindless read The characters were complex and each one was dealing with real, difficult, life changing choices and handling them with plenty of true, human emotion.Let me just say, it s ADORABLE The AHA moment will make you tear up and say wow, love is so wonderful I would have to say I did identify it as a very, very, very, modern Pride and Prejudice, which the book often alludes to Also, it did remind me a little of You ve Got Mail, which is also referenced in the book I find that sometimes in Chick Lit, the MCs are dumbed down way too much but in Wife, the MC was smart, and realistically imperfect She s someone you really cheer for I also like how the issues in the relationship between the MC and her husband were not the fault of oone or the other, but rather a mutual disconnect I appreciated how they both showed frustration over their relationship and yet had no idea how to fix it Just sounds like a real relationship.Funny Sweet Nostalgic Romantic.I wishChick Lit was like this


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    3.8 Really Goodreads REALLY Maybe it s all about from whence you approached this book Maybe you ve been reading a lot of even dumber chick lit books and you now think you have in your hand our answer to Bridget Jones you do not whereas I was hoping for something actually clever and found myself with a work that wasalong the lines of the colossally disappointing Weird Sisters which is to say, yet another pretentious book endeavoring to bethan what it is and falling so ter 3.8 Really Goodreads REALLY Maybe it s all about from whence you approached this book Maybe you ve been reading a lot of even dumber chick lit books and you now think you have in your hand our answer to Bridget Jones you do not whereas I was hoping for something actually clever and found myself with a work that wasalong the lines of the colossally disappointing Weird Sisters which is to say, yet another pretentious book endeavoring to bethan what it is and falling so terribly short.Wife 22 s title, as the author makes sure to call your attention to, is a reference to Catch 22, as in the idea that in marriage the qualities you fall for are often the ones you end up resenting Well this is an interesting concept but the protagonist is an absolute wash cloth in being courted somewhat barbarically by a seemingly already taken man, she never quite becomes the girl he supposedly fell for, at least not for this reader She is awkward, wimpy, weak, and checks her facebook page far too much Her husband is increasingly unlikable until we are supposed to like him again.I want to ask the GR world another question were ANY of you actually surprised by the stupid and predictable twist of this wretched book It was not only obvious and poorly executed but so puke worthy it made me hate the stupid woman and her dumb stupid husband all theI also want to say that the crisis of this literary generation, in my mind, is that YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STOP WATCHING SO MANY FREAKING ROMANTIC COMEDIES I am so sick of reading snappy not true to life dialogue and fabulous exit lines and sweeping flirtations and random coincidences and cue the music moments GAG Books are NOT movies Movie charm does not translate into the written world, nor should it If you re going to write a book then I prefer my time not be wasted otherwise I would pop in some Sleepless in Seattle and call it a day This goes for the precocious, never true to their age children who act like adults because that is just so endearing as well as the smart talking better dressed best friend and cliche after cliche after cliche Here s a tip referencing a quasi classic in your title, first line, or otherwise does NOT make your work literary Try just writing it well


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    A novel about Alice Buckle, a failed playwright now teaching drama to 3rd graders, whose looming 45th birthday, anniversary of her mother s death, and 20th wedding anniversary throw her into a midlife crisis, so she takes part in a marriage survey and ends up having an emotional, online affair with the researcher Since the affair takes place via email and Facebook, much of the book is also written in the style of emails, Facebook posts, chats, texts, tweets, and Google searches which was gimmic A novel about Alice Buckle, a failed playwright now teaching drama to 3rd graders, whose looming 45th birthday, anniversary of her mother s death, and 20th wedding anniversary throw her into a midlife crisis, so she takes part in a marriage survey and ends up having an emotional, online affair with the researcher Since the affair takes place via email and Facebook, much of the book is also written in the style of emails, Facebook posts, chats, texts, tweets, and Google searches which was gimmicky and a good way to avoid creating characters with any depth Alice Buckle is a self centered neurotic, and a terrible wife and friend The last thing I want is to be reading her Facebook page.Also a gimmick chapters written in Alice s survey answers, but without the questions to match So we get to read things like, 49 Sometimes 50 Eggs and cream 51 When she says I do How cute and quirky Just kidding Even worse, then we reach the end of the book only to find the entire list of questions in an appendix, by which point, I could not have cared less and there was NO way I was going to read the questions now that the book was over Such a dumb, irritatinggimmick.And the plot twist I guessed it halfway through Bet you will, too.Lots of zippy one liners clearly written by someone with talent, but those in no way made up for the lack of character development or the Facebook format of the book, which will be outdated in, oh, oops it already is


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    This was a quirky, fun, but a little far fetched, read Entertaining for the most part and I did laugh out loud quite a few times Alice Buckle has been married for 20 years and is feeling lonely when she decides to participate in an online marriage survey She takes on the pseudonym Wife22 as she completes the survey over the course of several weeks She answers her questions upon reflection of her life with her husband and begins to engage in an online conversation with Researcher 101 , who This was a quirky, fun, but a little far fetched, read Entertaining for the most part and I did laugh out loud quite a few times Alice Buckle has been married for 20 years and is feeling lonely when she decides to participate in an online marriage survey She takes on the pseudonym Wife22 as she completes the survey over the course of several weeks She answers her questions upon reflection of her life with her husband and begins to engage in an online conversation with Researcher 101 , who is evaluating and scoring her answers They begin to flirt and an online courting begins There was a surprise twist ending which was a delightful surprise, however, the structure of the book I disliked some chapters written in texting format the quiz questions were at the back of the book and had I not read some reviews, I would not have known that made it distracting to be flipping back and forth and not sure why it wasn t built into the structure of the novel Overall, 3.5


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    Liane Moriarty meets Sophie Kinsella in Oakland, CA, and the result is this book I would have liked it to beMoriarty like and less Kinsella ish, although the elements of both were definitely there Alice the name is just one thing that reminded me of Moriarty is a modern wife with her Facebook addiction leading her to take part in an anonymous survey about her marriage, which she thinks needs a boost She is code named Wife 22 the guy she sends her answers to and chats with is Liane Moriarty meets Sophie Kinsella in Oakland, CA, and the result is this book I would have liked it to beMoriarty like and less Kinsella ish, although the elements of both were definitely there Alice the name is just one thing that reminded me of Moriarty is a modern wife with her Facebook addiction leading her to take part in an anonymous survey about her marriage, which she thinks needs a boost She is code named Wife 22 the guy she sends her answers to and chats with is Researcher 101 Listening to their email exchanges on audiobook grew tedious real fast, since every one included recitation of the To and From names and email addresses in full, along with the subject lines, date, and time In reading, you could easily scan over this information overload, but not so on audio So instead I upped the speed it was that or quit it altogether.Alice was immature and naive for her 44 years, but she was also fun, clever, and free spirited, in the midst of her marital issues and midlife crisis I laughed out loud a couple times, and probably rolled my eyes an equal number of times Be forewarned at the bottom of the Wife 22 Goodreads page are some discussion groups, and the topic of one of them tells you straight out what the twist at the end of the book is Can t flag it as a spoiler either because it isn t a post, it s the name of the discussion So that ruined the end for me, thank you very much, since I m always nosing around to see what others opinions are 3 stars might have been 3.5 if not for the spoiler below, hard to say

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