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Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

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ISBN13: 9781439110072
ISBN10: 1439110077
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Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life — a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.

When Josiah took a teaching job at a Midwestern college, Isabel and their sons moved with him from New York City to Ohio, where Isabel taught acting, threw herself into the college community, and delighted in the less-scheduled lives of toddlers raised away from the city. But within a few months, the marriage was over. The life Isabel had made crumbled. "Happens every day," said a friend.

Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, 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. Hers is a remarkable new voice — instinctive, funny, and irresistible.

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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just chris, May 4, 2009 (view all comments by just chris)
An odd book to read on a honeymoon, but definitely a page turner. Really would love to hear the ex-husband's side of the story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439110072
Subtitle:
An All-Too-True Story
Publisher:
Scribner
Author:
Gillies, Isabel
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Gillies, Isabel
Publication Date:
20090324
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Biography » General
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