Welcome to My Planet

Welcome to My Planet : Where English Is Sometimes Spoken

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Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine ofWelcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite make ends meet in the meaning-of-life department. Then there's the loser boyfriend, another boyfriend, her therapist, and unforgettably, Shannon's mom, Flo, with her unrecognizable leftover casseroles and quirky advice for her daughter. In a fit of debt and with a bruised heart, Shannon moves back home to witness the day-to-day tremors of her parents' own marriage. This is a dark-and-light tale-freshly witty and poignant-told by a young woman with a universal touch.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 128.8 x 196.9 x 15.2mm | 223.94g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0141001771
  • 9780141001777
  • 2,106,432

About Shannon Olson

Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet, has taught creative writing and literature at the University of Minnesota.
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Olson's tongue-in-cheek humor makes Planet as quirky and clever as its main character. —PeopleA funny, feeling novel...you'll find Olson's coming-of-age chronicle winning and uniquely real. —GlamourWitty, warm and delightfully topical. —Chicago TribuneOne of the best mother-daughter acts of all time. I stopped reading it only to laugh my head off, quote passages to my friends, and to make it last. —Melissa Bank, author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
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1,010 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 16% (163)
4 30% (306)
3 36% (362)
2 13% (131)
1 5% (48)
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