Wife 22 is an almost too honest story of a woman who, in the middle of her life, realizes she has lost track of herself and her dreams. Her tale of raising children, hitting her 20 year wedding anniversary, and trying to refind her passion for life is wrapped up in a thoroughly modern world.
Facebook, the economy, and Google are all characters in this story just as much as the people.
There is brilliant humor throughout the book as Alice, the main character, is sure her son is gay and her daughter has an eating disorder.
Alice's story, at least at this point in her life, begins with an invitation to take part in a study on marriage. She is assigned the alias Wife 22 and begins to answer tough questions about her life and marriage that start her questioning everything.
What ensues is an achievable romance. This isn't The Notebook where you think that will never happen to me. This is the kind of real romance that could really actually happen. In real life. Even with the Internet.
At points the story is almost uncomfortably honest as it makes you take a look at your own life and ask some of those same questions Alice is asking.
I guarantee that by the time you get done you will have laughed, cried, and have a renewed hope in your life.
Please join us for the Great Thoughts twitter book club to discuss Wife 22.
March 5, 2013
8-9 pm CST
On Twitter, hashtag #gr8books
Melanie Gideon will be joining us to discuss the book! Feel free to tweet with her @melaniegideon.