READ & DOWNLOAD ¼ Leave Me ☆ For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention meet Maribeth Klein A harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins she Case once we get to where we're going we see our lives from a different perspective Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves and from herself. I mean I appreciated the sentiment and all that there was just nothing particularly compelling or interesting about this for me

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O busy taking care of her husband and twins she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attackAfterward surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her Maribeth does the unthinkable She packs a bag and leaves But as is so often the. Friends I have been here I have tried to do this Almost twelve years ago I had my first baby And two months later in the throes of postpartum depression I got my purse and my keys and started to get in my car to leave My baby was upstairs in his bassinet My husband was at work And my plan was to go and not come back for a few years because I couldn't handle it Life Motherhood Personhood AnythingI was checked by a phone call from my mom I got on medication I got better though I have had depression since I was a teenager and that will never completely go away The leaving it all behind starting over in a new place sitting in a bare apartment and reading all day fantasy is one that I've had as long as I could remember So this book was very very personal to me From the moment I started it with only the vaguest sense of what it was about I picked it up because I've loved all her other books I could not stop I had to know that Maribeth would be all right I also had to know why she left and how she left Not that I am currently planning anything I was just curious And I was of course curious about how Forman would handle her first grown up book The why and how the ending all perfectly plotted and handled with grace and humanity And as with her YA Forman's dialogue rolls off the tongues of her very real characters I loved them all and I cared for them all Except for that one lady who was useless You'll know who she isAnd yes I read the ending on the recumbent bike at the gym and bawled I think my fellow morning workout peeps are used to that by now though

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Leave MeFor every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention meet Maribeth Klein A harried working mother who's s. She felt so caught out She’d thought she’d done everything right She’d spent her entire life making lists following through keeping everything in check all to make sure this kind of thing would never happenAnd look where it had gotten her Just fucking look Looking back over seven years of Forman's work I'm starting to see that her downfall may be her romanticism; her penchant for happy ever afters It seems she has a romantic streak that with one exception weakens her otherwise strong worksHer characters feel real flawed and human Even when we don't really like them they demand our sympathy and we find ourselves needing to know what happens to them Too often though I think these powerful stories are dampened by a sweetness that hasn't been earned I Was Here takes an informative and sad story about suicide and turns it into a romance Sisters in Sanity ends a book of girl power female friendships and strong characterization with a forgiveness that was undeserved Just One Day turns an emotional teen fling into a globetrotting obsession to reunite the starcrossed loversIf I Stay and Where She Went follow the same pattern an intense sad character defining decision is made but Forman couldn't leave it there but they're the exception because IMO it actually works In Leave Me it doesn't workDon't get me wrong it's not a bad book In fact I enjoyed all the things that seem to be the main criticisms of Forman's first adult novel It sounds like a bland story tired overworked mommy has a heart attack and STILL can't get any help or sympathy from her husband mother or kids So she leaves This wasn't a problem for me Maribeth was a likable complex character and she drew my sympathy instantly Her life pulled me in no matter how dull it may seem And though it's obviously a selfish act to just up and leave your kids it didn't bother me like it did some readers because I think the author portrayed the push to breaking point very well I didn't like what Maribeth did but I understood itIt's an understated feminist novel showing how even in today's world where career and motherhood are not mutually exclusive women are still drawing the short straw There's still the assumption that it's Maribeth's duty to come home and manage the household and kids despite both her and her husband working full time jobs The pressure is all too much and she finally cracksStriking out on her own Maribeth meets lots of great new friends and embraces the pleasures and challenges of her newfound freedom Obviously a character driven novel we observe the changes in Maribeth as she figures her life out and faces her fears The blurb calls Forman a dazzling observer of human nature and that couldn't be trueBut again all this character development is weakened by the mending and retying of broken threads Issues that are present early in the novel are conveniently forgotten In short Maribeth runs away from her problems and her husband view spoileronly to return to them both hide spoiler