Life hasn’t gone according to Judy’s plan. Her career as a children’s book author has taken an embarrassing nose dive. Her teenage son Teddy treats her with a combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend has enough to deal with. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled ‘snackologist’ who she can’t afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website-a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself. Gleefully irreverent, tender, funny and uplifting, Separation Anxiety is a contemporary novel that celebrates the ‘squeezed generation’; a book filled with heart and humour for anyone fumbling their way towards happiness. It’s brilliant on the stories we tell ourselves and others in order to resist change, while beating ourselves up about not taking steps towards a happier future. It’s laced with moments of self-doubt and marital mayhem, but also the many small daily acts of mercy and heroism that love inspires. And somehow she manages to come out the other end with hope.
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Men may be chicken. Ellen Franck and Amy Jacobs are smart, attractive, urban women, with big jobs in the fashion business. They have witnessed their contemporaries following the traditional route of marriage, children, exile to suburbia, and a general loveless, sexless existence. But now Ellen and Amy discover that they both hear the same, terrible noise. It is the ticking of the biological clock.
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Laura Zigman is an American journalist and chick lit author from Boston, Massachusetts. She spent a decade working as a publicist for a book publisher in New York before burnout set in and she moved to Washington DC. As a woman of many talents, she also has a YouTube channel where she produces Xtranormal videos and has also produced her first screenplay. She has also been a ghostwriter for the likes of Eddie Izzard and Wendy Davis after she made her name with a few self-help novels.
Zigman started out as a professional editor and publicist for some of the biggest publishers such as Knopf, Vintage Books, and Times Books.
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Ellen Franck isn’t in love with Big Bird. After all, he’s a big yellow Sesame Street character — and she’s an intelligent single woman with a fabulous job. On the other hand, Big Bird is looking like a better candidate for fatherhood every day: he’s tall, affectionate, and steadily employed. And right now, for Ellen, thirty-five years old and dying to have a baby, almost any father will do. In her hilarious and heartbreaking new novel, Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Animal Husbandry , explores what happens when the life we’ve chosen isn’t that life we expected it to be.
And at this point Ellen Franck is rethinking all her choices. Mired in a relationship with a man who is better at brooding than breeding, sister to a woman who can’t seem to stop having babies, and working under a boss who is about to have the baby shower of the decade, Ellen knows the path to motherhood is clear. All she has to do is leave her relationship, horrify her family, find an anonymous father, and become independently wealthy.
Piece of cake. En lire plus En lire moins. Extrait It’s not that I found Big Bird particularly attractive, it’s just that I thought he would make a good parent. I mean father.
BIOLOGICAL CLOCK WATCHING Laura Zigman delivers mixed results with a comic novel on dating
Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B. Home and office— Boston, MA. Knopf, Inc. Laura Zigman is an acclaimed novelist whose works chronicle the more amusing aspects of male-female relationships. In she published her first book, Animal Husbandry, which concerns a doomed romance between a television producer and her boss, who ends the relationship as it grows increasingly intimate and domestic.
The heroine thereupon formulates the notion that men, like bulls, inevitably desire new mates.
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In this charming, witty novel, Zigman creates an amusing fairy tale from that common nightmare for something women: hearing a louder tick-tock from their biological clock. From the outside, Ellen Franck’s life looks enviable. Good upbringing and education: check. Great job as marketing director for Donna Karan-esque designer: check. Cool apartment in Manhattan: check. Trendy boyfriend: check.
The only problem is that she hates her job and longs for a child to fill the big hole in her life. Ellen is one of those striving, successful, young, easy-to-resent New Yorkers, but Zigman won’t let us resent her. Ellen’s heartfelt longing to share her life with a child seems utterly sincere and far from stereotypical.
Ellen’s warmth and self-deprecating nature win fans from the first page, when she observes that she’d like Big Bird to parent her first child, because he’s warm.
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Added by 1 of our members. With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman’s second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire–a child of her own–throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the “reproductively challenged. She can’t say. Then the sight of her newborn niece, Nicole a. But there’s one problem.
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Ellen and Marian are both smart, attractive, urban women who find themselves in their mid thirties without families of their own. Caught in the state of perpetual adolescence, they are tired of always being guests at everyone else’s wedding.
With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman’s second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire–a child of her own–throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the “reproductively challenged. She can’t say. Then the sight of her newborn niece, Nicole a. But there’s one problem. Malcolm, the man she loves, is too scarred by the long-ago death of his young son to ever consider fatherhood again.
Looking down the barrel of the dark side of thirty-five, Ellen knows that time is passing, and as it does, her desire to have a baby only increases–especially when her sister Lynn announces she’s pregnant with her second child. Now Ellen must finally address the very real flaws in her relationship with Malcolm and examine her doubts and fears about the only option that seems to be available–single motherhood. And so begins nine months of reading, Internet surfing, and nonstop Zigmanesque observations about morning sickness, stretch marks, accelerated hair growth, digestion, amniocentesis and that’s just the beginning.
And Ellen This book has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any entity that created or produced Sesame Street. Her biological clock ticking, Ellen’s desire to have a baby only increases–especially when her sister Janice announces she’s pregnant with her second child. Now Ellen must deal with the very real flaws in her relationship with Malcolm, and finally examine her doubts and fears about the only option that seems to be available–single motherhood.
And so begins nine months of reading, Internet-surfing, and non-stop Zigmanesque observations about morning sickness, stretch marks, accelerated hair growth, digestion, amniocentesis and that’s just the beginning. And Ellen.
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Thirty-five-year-old Ellen Franck lives the New York dream. The marketing genius behind a prestigious fashion designer, she rubs shoulders with the rich and famous, has a great apartment and a hectic social life—but no baby. This quintessential New York story where yet another beautiful, talented women trawls a sea of potential fathers and comes up empty nicely ponders the question of whether women, despite feminist strides, still need men to complete them.
It glosses over other social questions that lie at its center, however: What makes it so hard for urbanite, professional women to find viable partners? The talented Bennett fuels her fiction with secrets—first in her lauded debut, The Mothers , and now in the assured and magnetic story of the Vignes sisters, light-skinned women parked on opposite sides of the color line. The novel opens 14 years later as Desiree, fleeing a violent marriage in D. Marrying a dark man and dragging his blueblack child all over town was one step too far.
Stella, ensconced in white society, is shedding her fur coat. Jude, so black that strangers routinely stare, is unrecognizable to her aunt. All this is expertly paced, unfurling before the book is half finished; a reader can guess what is coming. Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. The scene in which Stella adopts her white persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion.
Bennett keeps all these plot threads thrumming and her social commentary crisp. In the second half, Jude spars with her cousin Kennedy, Stella’s daughter, a spoiled actress.
Sign up for our newsletters! She has a great job and an even greater sense of humor. When Ellen Franck, the year-old P. And off she goes, into the strange and awesome territory of motherhood. Single girls wanting babies is all the rage in American pop culture now. Thanks to unwed mothers like Madonna, adoptive moms like Rosie O’Donnell, or wannabe moms like everybody I seem to know, maternity doesn’t have to go hand in hand with marriage.
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Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. Teddy, now a teenager, treats her with some combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website—a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself. Tapping into the insecurities and anxieties that most of us keep under wraps, and with a voice that is at once gleefully irreverent and genuinely touching, Laura Zigman has crafted a new classic for anyone taking fumbling steps toward happiness.
Laura Zigman is an emotional sharp-shooter—she is able to home in on the most tender, revealing, exquisitely painful aspects of our relationships with others and with ourselves.