Life seems “picture perfect” for Pauline Parril; a solid career, a doting (though slightly absent) husband, and two adorable, young children—until the usual Friday meeting at the office ends with a termination letter. It is amazing how one event can change the course of everything. As Pauline navigates the world of unemployment, other aspects in her world start to turn upside down; her daughter comes home with a shocking secret, her husband is not who she knows him to be, and a handsome stranger opens her eyes to the complex worlds of poetry and temptation. Oh, and that pile of laundry isn’t shrinking anytime soon.
The Perils of Pauline is an intriguing woman’s adventure about making uncomfortable decisions when life pushes you and your family out of comfort zones. I’ve personally never connected with a lead character as immediately as I did with Pauline; especially if you're a mother (or have a passive aggressive mom!). It was a relief to see that other women go through the same hectic, unbelievable, and mundane—yet life altering—experiences that I easily recognize daily. This is THE story of finding out who you are and what’s really important while answering the scariest question of all: “What now?"
Wow, Pauline loses her job. But as if that isn't bad enough she suspects her husband cheating with a female co-worker. With all of this term oil in her life, she decides to go back to college.
This was a great book. Being a mom of two, i could relate to Pauline in parts of this book. I had to laugh out loud at parts, such as being served with papers from a neighbor for her dog impregnating their dog and ruining their dog's blood line. As if losing her job wasn't bad enough to get sued for this. And George the big dog tends to get out often. Having three children, one of which comes out that she is a lesbian and her girlfriend moves in. I could go on, but I don't want to give the story away.
It didn't take long to read this book from front to back. Any mom would love this book.