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Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story


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Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life—a handsome, intelligent, loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. "Happens every day," said a friend.

Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly can-did, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away.


The bestselling memoir by Isabel Gillies--a smart, rueful look] at love, betrayal and survival.?--O, the Oprah magazine

About the Author

Isabel Gillies, known for her television role as Detective Stabler’s wife on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan, graduated from New York University with a BFA in film. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, her two sons, and her stepdaughter.

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Gillies, Isabel
Scribner Book Company
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Gillies, Isabel
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Personal Memoirs
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
General Biography
Happens Every Day; Isabel Gillies; Law & Order SVU; Starry Night; Metropolitan
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