Rx: “Grown Ups”
Prescribed by: Emma Jane Unsworth
Prescribed for: Anyone looking to kick off 2021 with a satirical novel about real life’s ups and downs, when we live in a digitally altered world full of filters and falsehoods.
Side Effects: Snort-laughing, brief periods of embarrassment, and mild chest pain as you explore what it means to be a woman in her 30’s facing unrealistic expectations unapologetically head-on.
Directions: Author Emma Jane Unsworth’s biting wit and scathing commentary on the dark side of the digital age as seen through the eyes of one woman, her friends, co-workers and family.
Jenny McLaine can spend half her day agonizing over a photo she posted of her breakfast and whether her hashtags will attract more followers or cause her to lose some. Her boss doesn’t value her work, her boyfriend has left her for someone else, AND her mother wants to move in with her. She is one nanosecond away from losing her proverbial mind, but maybe that’s exactly what needs to happen for her to realize what is truly important. A hint: the answer won’t be found on that ever-present cell phone clutched in her hand.
Jenny would likely find the humor (and irony) in this cake recipe. Go ahead and make it in advance as you won’t want to put this novel down once you start it.
And while she swears she’s giving up gin for good, Jenny might change her mind if she tried one of these warm, gin cocktails perfect for wintertime binge reading: