Ruth Pennebaker, author of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, on tour January/February 2011

Posted By on November 11, 2010

About Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough

• Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade; Original edition (January 4, 2011)

Joanie’s ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won’t be having more babies, since she’s decided never to have sex again.

But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession, her elderly mother Ivy as well. Her daughter can’t seem to exist without texting, and her mother brags about “goggling,”-while Joanie, back in the workforce, is still trying to figure out her office computer. And how to fend off the advances of her coworker Bruce.

Joanie, Caroline, and Ivy are stuck under the same roof, and it isn’t easy. But sometimes they surprise each other-and themselves. And through their differences they learn that it is possible to undo the mistakes of the past.

About Ruth Pennebaker

Ruth Pennebaker writes about women’s issues, families, marriage, aging, politics, and anything else that interests her at her popular The Fabulous Geezersisters blog.
She’s also the Urban Cowgirl columnist at the Texas Observer, an occasional commentator at KUT public radio in Austin, and the author of three acclaimed young adult novels. Her work has appeared in nationwide publications, including The New York Times, McCall’s, Redbook and other newspapers and magazines. She lives in Austin with her mad scientist husband, their cat, Lefty, and the accumulation of stuff from their two emerging-adult children.

Ruth’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, January 17th: Debbie’s Book Bag

Tuesday, January 18th: Proud Book Nerd

Thursday, January 20th: Love to Read for Fun

Monday, January 24th: Hospitable Pursuits

Tuesday, January 25th: Scraps of Life

Wednesday, January 26th: Reviews from the Heart

Thursday, January 27th: Tina’s Book Reviews

Thursday, January 27th: Chefdruck Musings

Friday, January 28th: A Bookish Way of Life

Monday, January 31st: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, February 1st: Booksie’s Blog

Wednesday, February 2nd: BookNAround

Friday, February 4th: Life in the Thumb

Monday, February 7th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Tuesday, February 8th: The Book Chick

Monday, February 14th: Romance Books Forum

Monday, February 14th: Bookworm’s Dinner

Tuesday, February 15th: Amused By Books

Wednesday, February 16th: Clever Girl Goes Blog


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