Friday, August 1, 2014

The Theory of Opposites

Scotch, Allison Winn. The Theory of Opposites. 8 CDs. unabridged. 8 hrs 52 mins. Brilliance Audio. 2013. ISBN 9781480576322. $59.97.

If Willa Chandler-Golden was a country she would be Switzerland. She has spent her whole life avoiding confrontation and being content with what she has been handed. She's not a go getter; she's a go along with the flow type of a gal. All that however, changes when her husband decides he needs to take a break from their marriage and work in Palo Alto for the summer. Suddenly alone, without a child, and without a job she starts to ponder the road map of her life. If she is supposed to be following a map, did she make a wrong turn, get lost in the woods? When her best friend Vanessa convinces her to co-author a "Dare You" self help book, Willa is forced to follow inertia and do the opposite of gut instincts. Laugh out loud funny with a memorable cast of characters and crazy family members, this story starts out great but starts to lose momentum by the end. Thankfully voice actress, Christina Traister, saves the day with her fabulous singing, outbursts, and colorful narration. For fans of chick lit and self help novels.  - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin IN

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