All Fall Down

By Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down - Jennifer Weiner
  • Release Date: 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
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From 506 Ratings

Description

From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes her “best book yet” (Philadelphia Inquirer), a “compulsively readable” novel that shows “there’s no doubt Weiner knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well” (The New York Times Book Review).

Allison Weiss got her happy endinga handsome husband, an adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or if your husband ignores you? She tells herself that the pills help her make it through her days…but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?

Hailed as “a witty, realistic criticism on the modern age” (Boston Herald), this remarkable story of a woman’s fall into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful, moving, and celebrated work yet.

Reviews

  • Hits close to home

    5
    By Shamrock0720
    Great story, well written. I feel like this could be me so easily.
  • True-to-Life and Entertaining

    5
    By yldsmile
    I loved this book; well written entertaining and true-to-life in the reality of the slow slide into the depths of addiction, and the joy of recovery. As with all Ms. Weiner's characters, Allison is easy to love, easy to call dumb, and I felt every emotion. Her research is impeccable, and readers will know the experience of addiction and recovery as it truly happens for some. An excellent peek into the terrifying world of addiction that does not discriminate against education or gender or social class. Those who have traveled the road from bottom to recovery will applaud her, and those seeking understanding to the mysteries of the evil disease of addiction, will find truth, great writing and the fabulous characters we have come to expect from JW. I will read this again and again.
  • Excellent

    5
    By KAR2021
    Great fictional tale of a family & individual's struggle with addiction.
  • I love her!

    5
    By LaurennRr
    Great read as all her books are. She really tells the story of the main characters addiction and you get a very real understanding of everything she is feeling. Gave it to my mother when I was done and she already finished it and gave to my sister in law. Buy it!!
  • All Fall Down

    4
    By Pickles 7
    Good read. Definitely not one of my favorite Jennifer Weiners books. It seemed a little disjointed and didn't flow well. Overall easy read.
  • Perfect summer read!

    5
    By Buxmom99
    I loved this book! It was a pleasure to read! I didn't want it to end:)
  • Not her best

    1
    By Kadeedi
    I just couldn't relate to this character and I did not like her. And the ending? Seriously?
  • I'm a fan

    5
    By STL RED
    I've read all of Jennifer Weiner's books and have been a fan, but this was a huge departure. Kudo's to you (her) for exploring the dark, and often untold side of Mommy-dom. I thought it was a timely story, well-told and will speak it those of us who, while NOT dependent on drugs, WILL relate to the pressures of trying to do it all. Thanks, Jen!
  • This book fell flat

    1
    By EDLL
    I usually love Jennifer Weiner's books so preordered this one but struggled to get through it. To me, it was flat and the plot dragged. It's the first book of hers I regret buying. I would not recommend it.
  • All Fall Down

    2
    By Helswis
    Way too depressing.