How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

How Hard Can It Be? Allison Pearson

Kate Reddy is back! This time she's juggling teenagers, ageing parents and getting back into the workplace, in a hilarious follow-up to the international bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It, the novel that defined modern life for women everywhere.

About the book

Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is 50, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility. And with hormones that have her in shackles, teenage children who need her there but won't talk to her and ailing parents who aren't coping, Kate is in the middle of a sandwich that she isn't even allowed to eat because of the calories.

She's back at work after a big break at home, because somebody has to bring home the bacon now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by in her new workplace, her old client and flame Jack reappears – complicated doesn't even begin to cover it.

How Hard Can It Be? is a coming-of-age story for turning 50. It's about so much more than a balancing act; it's about finding out who you are and what you need to feel alive when you've got used to being your own last priority. Every page will leave you feeling that there's a bit of Kate Reddy in all of us.

About the author

Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. She is a columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph. Allison's first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, was an international bestseller; translated into 32 languages it was made into a movie of the same name. Oprah Winfrey called the book 'A Bible for the working mother'. Allison lives in Cambridge with her family and two poodles.

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