Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Married

Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Married : A Novel

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Jennifer Johnson is your average American woman who just so happened to marry the handsome wealthy son of a Midwest department store magnate. Not too long ago she was stuck in a cubicle, love-lorn and addicted to Cinnabon frosting, now she has her Prince Charming and all she could have dreamed of. But as the wedding bells fade, Jennifer quickly learns that the grass on this too-manicured other side is not as green as she thought. After a honeymoon from hell at a gated Christian Resort in the Virgin Islands - bought and paid for by the in-laws and complete with alcohol-free drinks, curfews and joy-ga (satan-free yoga) - Jennifer finds herself in all too bizarre new life. Soon she's organizing Valentine's Day Abstinence dances with her mother-in-law's church committee, sewing size 4 tags into all of her clothing because she can't possibly reveal the truth to her husband, and dining with a Trophy Wives club with their own theories about how to hold on the their men. There must be more to life than this? "Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married" is a laugh-out-loud, no-holds barred lesson about the "good life" and how getting what you want most might just be the worst thing for you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 20mm | 265g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0062064398
  • 9780062064394
  • 1,638,916

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Sometimes tying the knot just means getting strangled

Not too long ago, Jennifer Johnson was stuck in a cubicle, lovelorn and addicted to Cinnabon frosting. Now she's married to her Prince Charming--the handsome, wealthy son of a midwestern department-store magnate. But the grass on this too-manicured other side is not as green as she'd thought.

After a honeymoon from hell at a gated Christian resort in the Virgin Islands--bought and paid for by the in-laws and complete with alcohol-free drinks, curfews, and Satan-free yoga--Jennifer is beginning to have her doubts about the whole "happily-ever-after" thing. Soon she finds herself organizing Valentine's Day abstinence dances with her mother-in-law's church committee and dining with the ladies of the country club, who have their own theories about how to hold on to their men.

Is this really all there is to married life?

From Heather McElhatton, bestselling author of Pretty Little Mistakes and Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Single, comes the next laugh-out-loud chapter in the story of an all-American everywoman whose every thought, flaw, and neurosis is on glorious display.
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This brash and funny novel plays with the form, with a dark, intelligent and wholly unexpected conclusion Jennifer is uncomfortable, wickedly funny and ultimately likable . --Minneapolis Star Tribune "This brash and funny novel plays with the form, with a dark, intelligent and wholly unexpected conclusion...Jennifer is uncomfortable, wickedly funny and ultimately likable...."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
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About Heather McElhatton

Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.
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