A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life.Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’sA humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life.Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets, and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lou’s point-of-view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)...
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A wonderful laugh out loud book. Really enjoyed the characters. I won this book through goodreads.
I received this book from the publisher as part of the Goodreads giveaway program. I'm still laughing. I actually woke my sleeping dog with a wayward nose snort. This book is written in a series of emails, texts, and diary entries. The hilarious entries describe life of the newly graduated, jobless, smothered daughter as she navigates life, learns to tweet, calls in love, and deals with a trendy mother on a quest to save her from herself. I had to wonder if Autumn's parents will read this. It was funny, realistic and convicting for I too am a recent empty nester. Made me think of my own texts, post, and instant messaging to my children. Yikes!
This is one of the funniest book I've read in a long while. This is a tale of a recent college graduate who returns to her parent's home as she struggles to get a job and move on to an adult life. The format - a mix of prose, texts, pictures, receipts, etc. - makes this an easy and contemporary read. The characters are hilarious (especially the mother) and all so interesting. If you're looking for a laugh out loud read, this is the book for you.I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
I received this book for free through a giveaway. This follows a young girl (20 something) fresh out of college who is searching for a job while living with her obsessive and materialistic mother. Having to deal with finding a job and hiding her boyfriend from her family is proving to be difficult and Lou piles out lie after lie until it all comes to shambles... I like the format of this story. We got normal writing but we also saw texts and social media posts and news articles, which was refreshing. It was an average contemporary for me. It didn't get me excited or pull me in. I felt like our main character was pathetic and lacked any sort of confidence. Instead of applying and finding a blah job like a fast food place, she barely applies anywhere or looks for jobs, but yet she continually sulks about being unemployed. She could have settled for a entry level job somewhere, saved up and moved out. She instead does nothing and lies until she cant anymore. The mother in this story was way over bearing and sends a horrible message to young girls about weight, looks, status, and material things. I found it to be much too ridiculous. The ending was fine. They accept each other for who they are and everyone is happy. Horray. Not a mind blowing heart wrenching novel, but it was a "make me rip it to shreds and turn it to ashes" book either.
This book sounds great! Review to come☺