Overview: Unwifeable is a self-written memoir by Mandy Stadtmiller, a writer-turned-comedian, detailing her post-divorce move to Manhattan, where she attempts to conquer the city, her new job, and (of course) love. Though her new life seems glamorously covetable on the surface, the never-ending partying is almost as exhausting as bouncing back and forth between a long list of men. A new kind of “Sex in the City” story, Mandy truly shares all the dirty details about her decade spent overcoming pain, pursuing her passion, and learning to love herself.
Let’s be real… job-hunting sucks. It wasn’t fun back in high school, and it’s even worse now that we actually have some skin in the game...plus its a lot more difficult than just harassing restaurant managers and store owners to see if they're hiring.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite picks that are sure to help you out no matter what stage of the process you're at!
Overview: Stephanie Meyer’s latest novel, The Chemist, tells the tale of a young woman with many names—though we’ll use Alex to keep it simple here. She is an ex-super-secret-agent (and professional torturer) who ‘knew too much’ and became a liability in the eyes of her employers, forcing her to go on the run to survive.
When we meet Alex, she is constantly on the run and never uses the same name or stays in one place for long. When her former boss approaches her to offer a ticket out—one final case that, if completed, will clear her name for good—she knows it’s her only chance of survival; that is, if she can even trust the information she has been given.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Overview: Dark Matter captured and held my attention from the moment it jumped out at me in Barnes & Noble, through to the very last page on my iPad (books are an expensive hobby my friends, sometimes I attempt to be fiscally responsible by taking advantage of the iBooks/Nook discounts).
Our leading man, Jason Dessen, seems like a normal enough young lad for all of about ten pages. In that first chapter, we learn about his life: his wife & son, his job as a professor, and even catch a hint of regret and resentment still lingering from years past. Then, suddenly, a masked abductor knocks him unconscious and all of that is gone. When he awakens, he’s strapped to a gurney, and is surrounded by strangers in medical suits…
…except to them, Jason isn’t a stranger. He’s their friend.
In my reviews I aim to be unbiased & steer clear of major spoiler-alerts (no promises though!)