All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg
A Novel

72%

6 Critic Reviews

...chick lit meets Steel Magnolias—and just the kind of estrogen relationship literature you’d least expect from the “King of Guytalk.”
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

All You Could Ask For, debut novel by Mike Greenberg, cohost of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, is a tender and insightful story of friendship and love, heartbreak and renewal, played out in the lives of three unforgettable women.

Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for fifteen years. Even after the C-section, the dog poop, the stomach viruses and the coffee breath, Scott always winks at her in just the right moments. That is why, for her beloved, romantic, successful husband’s fortieth birthday, she is giving him pictures. Of herself. Naked.

Newlywed Samantha learns of her husband’s cheating heart when she finds the goods on his computer.

High-powered career woman Katherine works with heartbreaker Phillip, the man who hurt her early on in her career.          

Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine don’t know each other, but their stories are about to intertwine in ways no one could have imagined.

And all three are about to discover the power of friendship to conquer adversity, the satisfaction of unexpected delights, the incredible difference one human being can have on other lives--and that they have all they could ask for, as long as they have each other.

 

About Mike Greenberg

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Mike Greenberg is the co-host of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, the highest-rated sports talk program in the United States, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a native of New York City. He currently lives outside New York with his wife and two children.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by William Morrow. 277 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for All You Could Ask For
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Jan 03 2013

Any automatic sympathy conferred by illness will be mitigated, for most readers, by how little we've come to care for these superficial and uber-privileged characters.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jan 28 2013

Greenberg’s promising first effort, told partly in the form of message board postings, develops the lead characters well enough for its predictably feel-good conclusion to feel justified.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Lisa Verge Higgins on Apr 02 2013

...chick lit meets Steel Magnolias—and just the kind of estrogen relationship literature you’d least expect from the “King of Guytalk.”

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Maggie Harding on Apr 12 2013

ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR is a fast read that will make you wish there was more.

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Charlotte Observer

Good
Reviewed by Brooke Lefferts on Apr 13 2013

This novel celebrates women and the bonds that tie them together. Readers looking for a page turner about friendship, and finding meaning in one’s life, will be satisfied.

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Chick Lit Central

Excellent
Reviewed by Amy Bromberg on May 01 2013

All You Could Ask For is a pleasurable, thought-provoking and tender read. This is definitely one for your beach bag, folks.

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