Monday, August 3, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: All the Right Mistakes

Today we are featuring All the Right Mistakes by Laura Jamison. Thanks to SparkPoint Studio, we have one copy to give away!

Five college friends have arrived at forty in very different circumstances, but with at least one thing in common: they are among the more privileged in society. Elizabeth and Sara are lawyers, Martha is a doctor, Carmen is a wealthy and well-educated homemaker, and Heather, the most successful, is a famous tech executive—and after more than two decades of friendship, they know one another better than anyone.

Then Heather writes a women’s advice book detailing the key life “mistakes” of her four friends—opting out, ramping off, giving half effort, and forgetting your fertility—that becomes wildly popular, and Elizabeth, Sara, Martha, and Carmen all feel the sting of Heather’s cruel words. Despite their status, these women face everyday obstacles, including work problems, parenting challenges, secondary infertility, racism, sexism, financial stress, and marital woes—and as they weather their fortieth year, each one can’t help but wonder if their life might have been different if they had followed Heather’s advice.

But as these friends are continually reminded, life is complex, messy, disappointing, and joyful, often all at once—and no one can plan her way out of that reality. In the end, all five women must embrace the idea that their lives are shaped not just by their choices but also by how they handle the obstacles life inevitably throws at us all. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“A relatable read filled with complicated relationships, hard choices, betrayal, and redemption―pulled straight out of the pages of life.”
―Brandy Ferner, author of Adult Conversation

“Warm, witty, and wise.”
—Lindsay Cameron, author of BIGLAW

Photo courtesy of Laura's website
Laura Jamison is an attorney from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and their four children. When she is not practicing law or writing, she is driving her kids to one of their many activities in her minivan. Laura is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School. This is her first book. She currently resides in Whitefish Bay, WI.

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22 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm not in direct contact with my college friends, but I have them as friends on Facebook.

Padmini Rao said...

I am in contact with a couple of my college friends.

Linda May said...

I do keep in touch with college friends either my phone of by Facebook. Thanks for your amazing giveaway.

Mary C said...

Yes, I do.

Jeanne said...

Not really. I went to a community college and worked as many hours as I could, so there was little time for friends. One college friend did become my sister-in-law, and I do occasionally meet with one other.

traveler said...

I worked during the day and went to university at night so there was no opportunity for friends.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I am in contact with both elementary and high school friends on Facebook but am not close with anyone in any way.

Karen B said...

OMG - that was a hundred years ago - so no!

Rita Wray said...

I didn't go to college.

Nancy Payette said...

Accidentally bought the wrong item & it couldn't be returned. Donated it to charity.

Linda Kish said...

I am not in contact with anyone from college. I graduated in 1974.

diannekc said...

No, I'm not in contact with anyone from college.

Mary Preston said...

No, life has moved on.

Cherisse said...

Sadly not college but I am still friends with my high school and elementary friends.

bn100 said...

yes

Katherine said...

I'm in touch with some college friends.

The book sounds great, and I'm always excited to support a Wisconsin author! Congrats on the book release. :)

Gretchen said...

Just in touch mostly via social media. Thanks for the chance!

rubynreba said...

No, I am not.

Erica Petty said...

no college for me and my last mistake was wearing jeans when its triple digits outside yuck!

Sherry said...

I'm not on contact with my college friends.

Tatum Rangel said...

I'm not in contact with college friends.

Tracy Wirick said...

Last mistake I made was moving to my current location...neighbors from hell 🙄