Today Will Be Different

Today Will Be Different

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books, one of The Guardian's Best Books of 2016, one of NPR's Best Books of 2016, a Must-Read Book of 2016 by PopSugar , one of EW 's 20 Best Books of 2016, one of Glamour's Top Ten Books of the Year, and one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016"

A brilliant novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette , about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.

Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Audio, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781478927624
Branch Call Number: Audiobook FIC Sempl
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (6.5 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilhoite, Kathleen

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VaughanPLMallory Nov 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this story of a middle aged woman who lost sight of what's important, and forgot to treat those that she loves the most the best. The narrative flips around a lot, and while the story occurs over just one day, the narration jumps to different flashbacks and even different points ... Read More »


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MiriamS12345
Oct 16, 2017

I was stuck in the car with one book on CD- "Today Will be Different". I found the what I heard to be largely disjointed, depressing and largely irrelevant. It just goes to show- I guess anyone can write a book, but this does not mean just anyone should. If it picked up past the first disk, I would not know as I decided that life is too short. Does the author really want us to think that she named ( or even calls) her child Timby?

JCLHopeH Apr 20, 2017

A quick, light read that touches on real struggles of marriage and parenthood with a healthy dose of Maria-Semple-branded satirical humor.

VaughanPLMallory Nov 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this story of a middle aged woman who lost sight of what's important, and forgot to treat those that she loves the most the best. The narrative flips around a lot, and while the story occurs over just one day, the narration jumps to different flashbacks and even different points of view that get pretty confusing. I found the main character likeable, but not exactly loveable, which made her seem more real to me. The writing style is witty, and the narrator has great expression that make this an excellent audiobook. However, I didn't read the PDF which has some graphics to most likely add to the story. Also, there are a lot of Christianity references throughout.

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TheresaAJ
Oct 29, 2016

Eleanor Flood is a 50-year old mess. Her husband is acting strangely and her 10-year-old son has suddenly become very clingy. As Eleanor resolves to be a better self, she finds herself journeying backwards through her life in a single day. As the reader enters Eleanor's world, they encounter a cast of unforgettable characters and the author's sharp wit and jabs at upper-middle class life in Seattle. A good subtitle for the book might be "What is old is new again".

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