In season four of Darren Stars hit TV Land series Younger, the editors at Empirical Press are shocked and deeply moved when they read Marriage Vacation, an autobiographical novel by the publishers estranged wife, Pauline Turner Brooks. Knowing the book will cause a sensation, they decide they must publish it. Now you can read what the hype is about.To find herselfshe might lose everything.By all appearances, Kate Carmichael had the perfect life: two adorable daughters, a pre-war town house on the Upper East Side, and a husband who ran one of the most successful publishing companies in New York. But when Kate attends the wedding of two of her oldest friends and reconnects with successful classmates from graduate school, she suddenly sees her life in a different light: the career she didnt pursue, the dreams shes locked away, the empty veneer of her privilege.When the wedding weekend ends, instead of heading home to her husband and family, Kate gets on a plane and flies halfway around the world. She claims its just going to be for a weektwo maxso she can clear her head, make headway with her writing, and shake free of the feeling that time is passing her by.But just like Kates life, the adventure doesnt go quite as planned. When its time to return, she finds herself trapped between wanting to be a good mother and partner and needing to find herself again.This provocative and gripping novel asks: is a wife and mother allowed to have a midlife crisis? And, if she does, can she ever be forgiven? Marriage Vacation is for anyone who has ever fantasized about what it would be like to run away from it all....
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Marriage Vacation Reviews
DNF, couldn't get behind Pauline as the protagonist. I'm not a huge fan of her in the show, and although the book made her as sympathetic as possible, I couldn't put the show to the side while reading it. I think I would've really liked it otherwise!
Great quick read companion to Younger! Captures that same finding yourself vibe as the show
I, like most people who bought this book, LOVE the series Younger. I love how much attention to detail they paid to this book with the Millennial print and the acknowledgement to Liza.
With that being said, while reading the book I had to get the visual of Pauline out of my head and create my own visual of what I picture Pauline (Kate) to look like because the book character didn't match to the on screen character.
I liked the flow of the book and how it wasn't just at once pace and had differen ...more
Marriage Vacation had an interesting premise that might appeal to married people- Kate, a married mother of two, decided she needed a vacation from her life. When she attended a wedding surrounded by her college friends she was suddenly yanked back into the dreams she had in her youth. When a former roommate invited her to Thailand, an accidental ecstasy trip prompted her to buy a ticket there instead of home to her husband and two daughters.
Kate was an interesting character because throughout ...more
As a tie-in to the TV show Younger, this book is more or less guaranteed to be a bestseller (or at least a hit with fans). It's a beach-read kind of book and easy page-turner. Rather unfortunately, for both Millennial Print and Simon Schuster, it feels like the production process was rushed to coincide with the release of the fictional version of it on the show. There are some typos, shoddy grammar and inconsistencies (e.g. even though the characters are called Karl and Katharine, in one scene K ...more
Let me start by saying that I don’t watch Younger. Maybe if I did, I wouldn’t mind the frustrating story, illogical plot, and mediocre writing.
But like I said, I don’t watch Younger.
I wanted to read this because I am a Younger fan...
Urg. Kate (Pauline) is so infuriating that I often wanted to throw the book. I would have rathered a more realistic ending.
No way would I have let that selfish bitch come home.