How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

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How Hard Can It Be? Read Online Free - “Few sequels beat the original, but How Hard Can It Be? does so hands down. Kate Reddy's comeback as a pushing-50 "Returner,” re-entering the workforce after a spell on the mommy track, is zesty, razor-sharp, and hilarious. With a robust absence of self-pity, she has defined the humiliating onset of "invisibility" that coincides with the onrushing pressures of parents, teenage kids, and a marriage gone flat, all while attempting to reinstate her perilous professional worth. It’s full of such quotable casual profundity on the female condition I couldn't read it without a pencil to underline the abundance of great lines. Get ready for Kate!” —Tina Brown

Allison Pearson's brilliant debut novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, was a New York Times bestseller with four million copies sold around the world. Called "the definitive social comedy of working motherhood" (The Washington Post) and "a hysterical look―in both the laughing and crying senses of the world―at the life of Supermom" (The New York Times), I Don't Know How She Does It introduced Kate Reddy, a woman as sharp as she was funny. As Oprah Winfrey put it, Kate's story became "the national anthem for working mothers."

Seven years later, Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from the workplace. Once again, Kate is scrambling to keep all the balls in the air in a juggling act that an early review from the U.K. Express hailed as "sparkling, funny, and poignant...a triumphant return for Pearson."

Will Kate reclaim her rightful place at the very hedge fund she founded, or will she strangle in her new “shaping” underwear? Will she rekindle an old flame, or will her house burn to the ground when a rowdy mob shows up for her daughter’s surprise (to her parents) Christmas party? Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be?

Title : How Hard Can It Be?
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ISBN : 1250086086
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2017

Kate Reddy is heading towards a significant birthday, and it's a birthday that she's not quite ready to embrace - it's the big 50! She's living in a large rambling home that requires the constant services of Polish builder Piotr, together with the never ending amount of cash being thrown at it. Sh...

Debra rated it ★★★☆☆

February 25, 2018

How Hard Can It Be? is a sequel to "I don't know how she does it". I did not read the first book and I did not feel that I was missing anything but not having read that book first. This book worked very well as a standalone novel for me. Kate Ready is almost 50, she is returning to the workforce...

Diane rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 13, 2018

I don't normally read fiction, so, obviously, I am not in the target audience for this book, but I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway, so, here goes. I felt it was just a piece of fluff. Kate is nearing her 50th birthday, and the book is built around watching her try to keep 'all her balls in the ai...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2017

What a brilliant story and a fabulous author! I absolutely loved this book. The main character, Kate Reddy is fast approaching 50 and has two teenagers, a lovable dog and a self-centred husband going through a midlife crisis. This was one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of readin...

Lauren rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Although not my usual genre, I had heard many good things about Allison's previous book 'I Don't Know How She Does It', and so decided to enter the giveaway for 'How Hard Can It Be?'. I'm delighted I won as I loved this book! (I will now defi...

Joanne rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2018

OMG I loved Kate Reddy the first time around but this time she really has become my absolute idol! I adored I Don’t Know How She Does It (NOT THE FILM! STAY WELL AWAY FROM THAT ONE!) and that iconic scene with the mince pies has always stayed with me. I can verify from personal experience that it...

Toni rated it ★★★★☆

March 02, 2018

4.5 Strong, Smart Women STARS Kate is currently 49, but will soon turn that "f-word" every woman dreads. Plus she's experiencing life's turmoils simultaneously it seems. An unemployed husband trying to re-find himself through cycling, therapy while ignoring his household duties. Two teenage child...

Abby rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 19, 2017

How Hard Can It Be? Turns out, very. I just couldn't get in to this book at all, I found it really scatty! It has had such strong positive reviews so I imagine that perhaps the main reason I didn't like it / couldn't take to it is because I can't relate to it? Side note, the voice of Roy really an...

Odette rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2017

Wat is dit een geweldige roman! Net zo veel humor als in haar eerste boek, Hoe krijgt ze het voor elkaar. Overigens heerlijk verfilmd met Sarah Jessica Parker, echt een aanrader, boek én film ;) Het hoofdpersonage in dit boek zit in een situatie waar ik mezelf nog niet in vind (net als bij het eers...

Tracey rated it ★★★☆☆

December 11, 2017

The book has been compared to Bridget Jones which is unfortunate as it raises expectations the book does not fulfil. Unlike Bridget the Kate is married and there is a good use of technology and social media right from the start. However, it is the distress of the teenage daughter that is interest...

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