Read How Hard Can It Be? Online Free - “Few sequels beat the original, but How Hard Can It Be? does so hands down. Kate Reddy's comeback as a pushing-50 "Returner,” re-entering the workforce after a spell on the mommy track, is zesty, razor-sharp, and hilarious. With a robust absence of self-pity, she has defined the humiliating onset of "invisibility" that coincides with the onrushing pressures of parents, teenage kids, and a marriage gone flat, all while attempting to reinstate her perilous professional worth. It’s full of such quotable casual profundity on the female condition I couldn't read it without a pencil to underline the abundance of great lines. Get ready for Kate!” —Tina Brown
Allison Pearson's brilliant debut novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, was a New York Times bestseller with four million copies sold around the world. Called "the definitive social comedy of working motherhood" (The Washington Post) and "a hysterical look―in both the laughing and crying senses of the world―at the life of Supermom" (The New York Times), I Don't Know How She Does It introduced Kate Reddy, a woman as sharp as she was funny. As Oprah Winfrey put it, Kate's story became "the national anthem for working mothers."
Seven years later, Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from the workplace. Once again, Kate is scrambling to keep all the balls in the air in a juggling act that an early review from the U.K. Express hailed as "sparkling, funny, and poignant...a triumphant return for Pearson."
Will Kate reclaim her rightful place at the very hedge fund she founded, or will she strangle in her new “shaping” underwear? Will she rekindle an old flame, or will her house burn to the ground when a rowdy mob shows up for her daughter’s surprise (to her parents) Christmas party? Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be?
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September 05, 2017
Kate Reddy is heading towards a significant birthday, and it's a birthday that she's not quite ready to embrace - it's the big 50!
She's living in a large rambling home that requires the constant services of Polish builder Piotr, together with the never ending amount of cash being thrown at it. Sh...
November 18, 2017
What a brilliant story and a fabulous author! I absolutely loved this book. The main character, Kate Reddy is fast approaching 50 and has two teenagers, a lovable dog and a self-centred husband going through a midlife crisis. This was one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of readin...
January 05, 2018
OMG I loved Kate Reddy the first time around but this time she really has become my absolute idol! I adored I Don’t Know How She Does It (NOT THE FILM! STAY WELL AWAY FROM THAT ONE!) and that iconic scene with the mince pies has always stayed with me. I can verify from personal experience that it...
December 15, 2017
Wat is dit een geweldige roman!
Net zo veel humor als in haar eerste boek, Hoe krijgt ze het voor elkaar. Overigens heerlijk verfilmd met Sarah Jessica Parker, echt een aanrader, boek én film ;)
Het hoofdpersonage in dit boek zit in een situatie waar ik mezelf nog niet in vind (net als bij het eers...
September 02, 2017
This book sure beats countless psychologist sessions to figure out where I went wrong raising 2 kids entrenched in social media. I nearly died laughing at how scarily accurate Allison Pearson's observations are. Told through the eyes of peri-menopausal almost-50-year-old Kate Reddy this is a dele...
December 11, 2017
The book has been compared to Bridget Jones which is unfortunate as it raises expectations the book does not fulfil. Unlike Bridget the Kate is married and there is a good use of technology and social media right from the start. However, it is the distress of the teenage daughter that is interest...
October 19, 2017
What Katy Did Next.
When we first met Kate Reddy, she was juggling a high-flying career with bringing up her small children. Now, about to hit the big Five-0, she is one of ‘the sandwich generation’ squashed between the pressures of ailing parents and stroppy teenage offspring. Her husband Rich ha...
December 01, 2017
This book is utterly fantastic! Allison Pearson has written exactly what I figure life will be like in the later years. It was humorous and yet, in some places, serious. I already have a Roy in my head, and yes, he fails to dredge up memories at times too. Highly recommend!
August 23, 2017
I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.
Although not my usual genre, I had heard many good things about Allison's previous book 'I Don't Know How She Does It', and so decided to enter the giveaway for 'How Hard Can It Be?'. I'm delighted I won as I loved this book! (I will now defi...
September 10, 2017
Kate Reddy is back......rapidly approaching her half century, with different challenges to overcome. But she does, with a witty, heart warming and immensely funny book. I lost count of the times that I guffawed in public reading this novel. Being in my late forties myself and having a teenager in...