In season four of Darren Stars hit TV Land series Younger, the editors at Empirical Press are shocked and deeply moved when they read Marriage Vacation, an autobiographical novel by the publishers estranged wife, Pauline Turner Brooks. Knowing the book will cause a sensation, they decide they must publish it. Now you can read what the hype is about.To find herselfshe might lose everything.By all appearances, Kate Carmichael had the perfect life: two adorable daughters, a pre-war town house on the Upper East Side, and a husband who ran one of the most successful publishing companies in New York. But when Kate attends the wedding of two of her oldest friends and reconnects with successful classmates from graduate school, she suddenly sees her life in a different light: the career she didnt pursue, the dreams shes locked away, the empty veneer of her privilege.When the wedding weekend ends, instead of heading home to her husband and family, Kate gets on a plane and flies halfway around the world. She claims its just going to be for a weektwo maxso she can clear her head, make headway with her writing, and shake free of the feeling that time is passing her by.But just like Kates life, the adventure doesnt go quite as planned. When its time to return, she finds herself trapped between wanting to be a good mother and partner and needing to find herself again.This provocative and gripping novel asks: is a wife and mother allowed to have a midlife crisis? And, if she does, can she ever be forgiven? Marriage Vacation is for anyone who has ever fantasized about what it would be like to run away from it all....
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Marriage Vacation Reviews
Great quick read companion to Younger! Captures that same finding yourself vibe as the show
Absolutely awful. If my brain wasn’t needing a break I would have given up. Makes Eat, Pray, Love (one of the worst, most self indulgent books ever conceived, said as an Elizabeth Gilbert fan) feel like a masterpiece.
As a huge fan of Younger when I heard about this book I nearly fainted. Literally nearly fainted. There have been only a select few (I can only think of Charm from All My Children) that have been featured on a show and created in real life. Being able to read page 58 and understanding even more about what they have been speaking about and will speak about since this book will play heavily into this season is just so cool. I bought it while watching the first episode this season. When it arrived ...more
I wanted to love this book because I love the show but I just really didn't relate to this one. It all seemed a little cliche and I wanted more from it - more about their marriage before she left, more about their reconnecting after she got back. I wanted it to be juicier knowing what the show is. And it didn't at all feel like a "tell all" of their marriage. I guess it just wasn't my kind of story...
Really enjoyed this having been a long time fan of Younger (since the first episode) and it was nice to look into "Pauline's world" - however, being #TeamCharles, I do hate to sympathize with Pauline in any sense! This was a great tie in - also would recommend even for those who don't watch the show, totally stands on its own!
Let me just say that I think I only loved this book because it's from Younger. Otherwise, it was a very average summer read. Buuuuut, since it is from Younger, I loved it! I felt like I could understand Pauline's character so much more. This book definitely paints her in a better light than she actually should be in. I get that she lost herself and needed to find herself. Leaving for two weeks and coming home would've been understandable. She left for half a year and then expected to come back a ...more
Let me start by saying that I don’t watch Younger. Maybe if I did, I wouldn’t mind the frustrating story, illogical plot, and mediocre writing.
But like I said, I don’t watch Younger.