My first real-time-not-a-book-review book review:
I finished listening to A Window Opens this afternoon on my drive back to the office from Tampa. It was 1:30. I hadn’t eaten lunch yet* and I desperately needed to pump. Which makes my reading selection somewhat ironic. Or, perhaps, fitting.
I’d originally picked up A Window Opens when I saw it on a list of fall releases which claimed it was an excellent debut about a woman balancing work and motherhood.
I could relate a little to some of it, but mostly I found the book to just be okay. Maybe I need the millennial version of this story, where everyone finds harmony in their work-life balance and then they instagram about it. Actually, I could probably write that version.
I didn’t dislike the book as I was reading it, but I was not pleased with the way the book wrapped up. For those of you who have read it and want to engage in a spoiler-filled discussion, I am happy to explain why it disappointed me.
If you’re a working mom, you may enjoy it. If you’re not, I think you’d probably find it a pretty boring.
*And I’d just used my lunch money to pay the $20 parking tab because Tampa apparently thinks it’s New York City now.