I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was just not my kind of book. I didn’t like the man character Rich or anyone else in the book. Rich is a one-hit wonder cartoonist that leaves his wife and young children to teach at a week long summer conference. During this long week, we learn that Rich is obsessed with a rich woman that he met at the last conference. He has been having an affair with her since the last summer conference and in her sees an escape from the life that he has become increasingly dissatisfied.
The book is just one long whiney, self-indulgent rant by a man that is not happy with himself, his life, his family and his career. He is self-destructive, a narcissist and makes one bad decision after the next. It just wasn’t pleasant to read and I found myself skimming large sections just to get through the book.
The writing is well done and there is probably a market for this book. I’m just not it.