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Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson’s smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as “The national anthem for working mothers.” Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mother of two, Kate Reddy manages to juggle nine currencies in five time zones and keep in step with the Teletubbies. But when she finds herself awake at 1:37 a.m. in a panic over the need to produce a homemade pie for her daughter’s school, she has to admit her life has become unrecognizable. With panache, wisdom, and uproarious wit, I Don’t Know How She Does It brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of every working mom.
“Fast . . . funny . . . heartbreaking. . . . You root for Kate the whole length of her roller coaster ride.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Kate is instantly the reader’s fast friend.” —The New York Observer
“Sharp and witty, erudite and yet down-to-earth.” —Los Angeles Times
“The myth of ‘having it all’ has been mined by any number of writers, but none has ever produced as polished a gem as Allison Pearson’s painfully funny first novel.” —The Boston Globe
“Pearson has identified a real source of anxiety among modern women and has turned it into rich comic material.” —Newsday