All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
A smart, comic listen about a Silicon Valley family in free fall over the course of one eventful summer.When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife Janice is sure this is the windfall she's been waiting years for—until she learns, via... show more
A smart, comic listen about a Silicon Valley family in free fall over the course of one eventful summer.When Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife Janice is sure this is the windfall she's been waiting years for—until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile, four hundred miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers' older daughter Margaret has been dumped by her newly famous actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an investor who promised to revive her fledgling post-feminist magazine, Snatch. Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by creditors, she flees for home where her younger sister Lizzie, 14, is struggling with problems of her own. Formerly chubby, Lizzie has been enjoying her newfound popularity until some bathroom graffiti alerts her to the fact that she's become the school slut.The three Miller women retreat...
Publish date: May 12th 2009
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 435
Edition language: English
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Funny that this was billed as a great beach read - I like my escapist reads to be a bit less populated with unlikable characters and relentlessly dire situations, no matter how comic. The three women in the family were well drawn and interesting in a train wreck kind of way, but the father/husband w...
It's books like this that remind me why reading is such a pleasure!A woman and her two daughters come together to cope with the aftermath of her husband of nearly 30 years suddenly leaving. Over the course of the summer, the three realize that they have absolutely no idea how to comfort each other ...
If I didn't have this unnatural need to finish books that I start, I might not have finished this. I know you are supposed to stick your characters up trees and throw rocks at them, but I found this book distressing and depressing. I was not unsympathetic to the mother and her situation, and I felt ...
In All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Janelle Brown introduces us to a family during their summer of one crisis after another. After 29 years of marriage, Janice Miller is stunned to learn, on the day her husband's Silicon Valley company makes a successful first stock offering, that he won't be comi...