- Title: Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown
- Author: Patrick Sanchez
- ISBN: 9780758210029
- Page: 257
- Format: Paperback
Patrick Sanchez delivers a hilarious, moving, and all too true snapshot of a generation of women stretched between extremes, frazzled by time and tides, and determined to make everything work without losing themselves in the process.Jennifer Costas has her hands full She s the single mother of a five year old son her full time job is only getting busier her force of natPatrick Sanchez delivers a hilarious, moving, and all too true snapshot of a generation of women stretched between extremes, frazzled by time and tides, and determined to make everything work without losing themselves in the process.Jennifer Costas has her hands full She s the single mother of a five year old son her full time job is only getting busier her force of nature college roommate recently showed up on her doorstep in need of a place to stay definitely her increasingly cranky old world mother answers the phone every morning with, I m not dead, and her newly out of the closet ex husband is constantly late with his child support payments while he tries to get his new restaurant, Gonads think gay Hooters off the ground She feels guilty about not making stay at home mom cookies and wary about tip toeing into the dating scene carrying thirty six years worth of baggage Having it all means juggling it all, and Jennifer s trying desperately not to drop anything But just when Jennifer thinks she s operating at maximum capacity, her mother s health begins to fail Faced with taking care of her mother in addition to her son, keeping her career on track, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, Jennifer s in for the ride of her life one that will challenge her sense of humor, her sense of self, and her sense of sanity A wonderful read I loved it Alisa Valdes Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author on Tight A frank comedy of manners that exposes both the highs and lows of the modern quest for youth and beauty Kirkus Reviews on TightPatrick Sanchez grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C After surviving twelve years of Catholic school, Patrick attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he majored in psychology with a minor in naps, The Price Is Right, and The Young and the Restless Prior to his career as a novelist, Patrick worked as a professional writer in sales and marketing for a managed healthcare company in Falls Church, Virginia He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with a vindictive dachshund named Gomez.
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Once Upon a Nervous Breakdown is the sort of book that weaves side-splitting comedy, tearful drama and bizarre situations almost seamlessly. Jennifer Costas is a single mother, recently divorced from her out-of-the-closet husband, trying to raise a small son and juggle a full career. Her old college roommate, an activist with wild ideas about almost every aspect in life, moves in for an indefinite amount of time. The roommate and sexually-active neighbor encourage young Jennifer to enter the dat [...]
"I'm a mother, you're a mother. We take care of people. That's what we do."Jennifer Costas is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She is a single mother to her five year old son, her gay ex-husband is late on child support due to trying to get a restaurant up and running titled "Gonads", (think gay Hooters), and her mother's health is failing Throw in a few wacky dates, and she is close to being fitted for a strait jacket.Once Upon a Nervous Breakdown really pulls at the heart strings. One minu [...]
Reviewed by: BelaWhen I first read the prologue, I was instantly reminded of Fran Drescher’s "Happily Divorced"; however, unlike the title of the show, Jennifer Costas is not happy. In fact, she has too much on her plate—from dealing with the divorce from her gay ex-husband, to taking care of her 5-year old son, to spending time with her elderly and lonesome mother, to having to put up with all the dating advice from her two friends. Who wouldn’t go crazy?Jennifer is somebody that anyone c [...]
The book has a lot of heart. This is the second Sanchez book I've read and will certainly be reading him again. He has a gift for dialouge and accurately and humerously putting himself in a woman's place. His characters are over the top, but you love every minute of it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy and fast read. I am not a fast reader and I finished it in three days! I suggest it to anyone who wants something entertaining that will make you both laugh and cry!
This is one that caught my eye at the library just wandering through the shelves. I was pleasantly surprised. I almost decided to return it the day after I checked it out without reading it, BUT I had problems sleeping and said why not. I am glad I could not sleep. It was a delightful read.
The author is a good friend and I really enjoy his writing style and characterizations.
A light and fun book. 20 - 30 year olds coping with growing up in a humorous way - juggling career,love and dealing with aging parents.
A light and easy read with humorous charcters. There is a seriousness to the book towards the end. It was enjoyable and I would classify it as a "beach" read.
Pretty slow read, took me forever to get trhough it. But an overall good story line.
A good book but it pulled at my heart's personal matters.
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