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Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story (Large Print) (Thorndike Biography)

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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.

Synopsis:

Gillies pens a fast-paced, intriguing memoir in which she is forced to come to terms with the swift destruction of her picture-perfect life after her husband leaves her for another woman--something her rival reminds her, happens every day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410417787
Author:
Gillies, Isabel
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Gillies, Isabel
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Biography
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
343
Dimensions:
8.60x5.70x1.00 in. 1.15 lbs.

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