Monday, June 8, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: Perfect Happiness

Today we are featuring Kristyn Kusek Lewis's latest novel, Perfect Happiness, which publishes tomorrow. Melissa A has enjoyed Kristyn's previous novels and is excited to read this one soon. Kristyn has TWO signed copies to give away!

For Charlotte McGanley, happiness is her thing (well, that and a glass of chardonnay). She teaches the most popular class in Georgetown University’s history, preaching the gospel of positive psychology to her students. Her viral TED talk, and then her best-selling book about how to live a contented life, have earned her dedicated audiences across the country, along with a social media following that relies on her no-nonsense advice to get through the day. But being the personification of happiness is a tough role to play, and it’s started to wear on Charlotte—and her family.

Jason, Charlotte’s husband of many years, doesn’t recognize the woman sitting absentmindedly across from him scrolling through the day’s feed, more interested in her evening drink than in talking to him. He misses the woman he married, and as the cracks in their relationship deepen, his longtime coworker seems to offer a romantic escape. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Jason’s daughter Birdie, a freshman in high school and star of its varsity tennis team, is navigating her teen years with more than a few hiccups, and none of Charlotte’s trademark advice seems to help.

"In Kristyn Kusek Lewis’s Perfect Happiness, Charlotte McGanley has two sides: the happiness guru with the perfectly curated Instagram profile; and the struggling wife and mother, whose life is crumbling under the pressure. In this timely novel, Lewis deftly explores the price we pay when our outer self doesn’t match our inner one. Insightful and relatable, this book proves our flaws don’t need to define us, and that happiness is always within reach."
— Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Kristyn Kusek Lewis is the author of HALF OF WHAT YOU HEAR (Harper Paperbacks, 2019), SAVE ME (Grand Central, 2014) and HOW LUCKY YOU ARE (Grand Central, 2012). A former editor at publications including Glamour and Child, she has been writing for national publications for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, Self, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Parents, Allure, Good Housekeeping, the New York Daily News, and many more. Kristyn is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned an MFA in creative writing. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her family

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24 comments:

Padmini Rao said...

Sounds like a great read

Mary C said...

Visiting family

Linda May said...

wish that I would wake up one day and all this Coronavirus was just a dream. Thanks for your great generosity.

traveler said...

I would like to go away for the summer and spend precious time with my husband at a beach where I can relax and enjoy the surroundings.

rubynreba said...

I would be happy if all my family stays well.

JeanneK said...

I just want my son to stay safe and healthy and the same for me.

Nancy Payette said...

Some peace & quiet. Time to deal with my own issues, instead of everybody else's.

Cherisse said...

My toddlers are missing their grandparents, so I wish we could travel and see family.

Linda Kish said...

I would be really happy if my son would start going to work more regularly so he could contribute more to the household financially.

Phyllis said...

What would make me happy right now? No more COVID-19 lockdown! Getting a haircut! Traveling and going out to eat :D

diannekc said...

Being able to visit my Sister in Michigan.

Amber said...

A relaxing vacation to the beach would make me really happy right now!

Susan Roberts said...

Going out to dinner would make me happy!

Mary Preston said...

A hot chocolate thank you.

arletta said...

Having my two daughters home with me would make me happy! I haven't seen my middle daughter since Christmas and I miss her!

bn100 said...

COVID vaccine

Rita Wray said...

Spending time with my grandchildren.

Gretchen said...

Summer sunshine, smells and air!

Michelle L said...

Celebrating a belated Mother's Day with my daughters, going for brunch at our favorite local cafe.

Peggy Russo said...

Thing thing that would make me ecstatically happy right now would be to visit my family and friends in New Jersey. I haven't seen them since early February and I'm missing them terribly. My normal routine is to visit every three months or so (I live in Texas). I've missed my Spring visit and it looks like I may miss my summer visit as well.

Megan Glass said...
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Megan Glass said...

I am like others i would be happy For this corona virus be over and once it does, I don't have to wear a mask. Also chocolate makes me happy. :D

Wilna Wheeler said...

I would be happy if the virus woukd go away and the world would be at peace....a small thing..for the summer to arrive in Washington! Need some heat!

Kelley B said...

Spending time with my husband makes me happy.