Happens Every Day by Isabel Gillies audiobook

Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

By Isabel Gillies
Read by Isabel Gillies

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.30 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743582919

Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life—a handsome, intelligent, loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. "Happens every day," said a friend. Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly can-did, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away.

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A New York Times bestseller

Selected for the April 2009 Indie Next List

Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life—a handsome, intelligent, loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. "Happens every day," said a friend.

Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly can-did, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Isabel Gillies tells the story of the breakup of her ‘perfect’ marriage with astonishing honesty, sharp humor, and not a shred of self-pity. This is a memoir that reads like a gripping mystery and a moving coming-of-age tale.”  David Auburn, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Proof
“Isabel Gillies has written a heartbreaking memoir about the wild unpredictability of the human heart. She is stunningly candid and reminds every reader that, yes, lives fall apart, husbands leave wives, people start over—Happens Every Day. Gillies is moving, funny, authentic, and never a victim. Her voice is instantly compelling.”  Elisabeth Robinson, author of The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
“A smart, rueful memoir of love, betrayal, and survival.”  USA Today
“What a strange and wonderful surprise: a gorgeous, funny, exuberant book about the disastrous end of a marriage. A loss like Gillies’ might happen all the time, but it’s rarely met with the passion, compassion, energy, and warmth that suffuse every page. With charming candor, she lays bare her sorrow and her joys, and finds a true—and instructive—talent for transformation and happiness.”  Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

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Author Bio: Isabel Gillies

Author Bio: Isabel Gillies

Isabel Gillies is known for her television role on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan. A graduate of New York University with a BFA in film, she has authored several popular novels. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, two sons, and stepdaughter.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English