Amanda Bright @ Home by Danielle Crittenden

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Maybe you know Amanda. Maybe you are Amanda. Whoever you are, you will love Amanda. An important, shrewd, and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel that answers the question: What happens when Bridget Jones or the Sex and the City girls get married and have babies? Nothing ever prepared Amanda for this: not her elite college degree, not her brainy friends, not her mother the feminist heroine. At age 35, she finds herself at home with two children, mopping spills and singing The Itsy-Bitsy Spider. It doesn?t help that her husband?s face is all over national television or that her best friend is dating a billionaire or that every woman she knows seems to have a plastic surgeon and an interior decorator. While everyone else is racing up the fast track, it?s getting hard for Amanda to remember why she left work in the first place. Set amidst the glamor and power of boom-time Washington, D.C., Amanda Bright is a novel about status and ambition marriage and jealousy and a woman?s struggle to discover the things that matter most. Amanda Bright@Home will become an anthem for a generation of women that is learning that success is not always found at the office."
 

About Danielle Crittenden

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Danielle Crittende has written for "The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, " and "The Ladies' Home Journal, " among other publications, and is the founder of "The Women's Quarterly, " published by the Independent Women's Forum. She has appeared on NBC's "Today" show and is a frequent commentator on many national television and radio programs. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.
 
Published February 28, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 368 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Originally published as a weekly serial in The Wall Street Journal, and continued on its Web site through summer 2001, Crittenden’s novel doesn’t initially hold much drama beyond Amanda’s worries about what to make for dinner.

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Play dates and cocktail parties at swank Beltway McMansions painfully remind Amanda of the folly of subsisting on Bob's government paycheck.

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Danielle Crittenden, the author of WHAT OUR MOTHERS DIDN'T TELL US, delivers a second humorous novel in AMANDA BRIGHT@HOME, her witty statement on stay-at-home mothers through the life of Amanda Bright, a bright, well-educated woman residing in urban Washington, D.C.

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In Washington DC, thirty-five years old Amanda wonders if that is all there is in life.

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The decision will not only affect her and her children, but it will also affect her marriage, her friendships, her future dreams.

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