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by Patrick Sanchez

eBook Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown download ISBN: 0758210027
Author: Patrick Sanchez
Publisher: Kensington (August 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1948 kb
Fb2: 1151 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Womens Fiction

Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown is a warm, sweet entertainment, at once funny and touching, and stressed-out but loving single mom Jennifer is a welcome change from the Prada-wearing, calorie-obsessed protagonists of other chick-lit books

Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown is a warm, sweet entertainment, at once funny and touching, and stressed-out but loving single mom Jennifer is a welcome change from the Prada-wearing, calorie-obsessed protagonists of other chick-lit books.

Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown book. Patrick Sanchez grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, . After surviving twelve years of Catholic school, Patrick attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he majored in psychology (with a minor in naps, The Price Is Right, and The Young and the Restless). Prior to his career as a novelist, Patrick worked as a professional writer in sales and marketing for a managed healthcare company in Falls Church, Virginia.

Patrick Sanchez delivers a hilarious, moving, and all-too-true snapshot of a generation of women stretched between . Not a hilarious book, but not a total heart breaker either.

Patrick Sanchez delivers a hilarious, moving, and all-too-true snapshot of a generation of women stretched between extremes, frazzled by time and tides, an. . this stuff could happen to any of us.

Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown illuminates the sometimes humorous and sometimes challenging daily struggles of.Patrick Sanchez scores a huge homerun with Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown.

Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown illuminates the sometimes humorous and sometimes challenging daily struggles of the every-woman-she who juggles living life in the career fast lane while rearing a child and caring for a sick elderly parent at the same time. Patrick Sanchez pays a positive tribute to today's thirty-something working moms in his latest literary touchdown. Johnny Diaz, Author of Boston Boys Club.

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A Nervous Breakdown (Russian: Припадок, romanized: Pripadok) is an 1889 short story by Anton Chekhov. The story first appeared in the charity compilation In the Memory of . Garshin (Памяти В. М. Гаршина), published in Saint Petersburg in January of that year. In a revised version it made its way into another collection, Moody People (Хмурые люди, Khmurye lyudi, 1890).

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Patrick Sanchez delivers a hilarious, moving, and all-too-true snapshot of a generation of women stretched between extremes, frazzled by time and tides, and determined to make everything work without losing themselves in the process. Jennifer Costas has her hands full. She's the single mother of a five-year-old son; her full-time job is only getting busier; her force-of-nature college roommate recently showed up on her doorstep in need of a place to stay . . . indefinitely; her increasingly cranky "old-world" mother answers the phone every morning with, "I'm not dead" and her newly out-of-the-closet ex-husband is constantly late with his child support payments while he tries to get his new restaurant, Gonads (think gay Hooters) off the ground. She feels guilty about not making "stay-at-home mom cookies" and wary about tip-toeing into the dating scene carrying thirty-six years' worth of baggage. Having it all means juggling it all, and Jennifer's trying desperately not to drop anything. But just when Jennifer thinks she's operating at maximum capacity, her mother's health begins to fail. Faced with taking care of her mother in addition to her son, keeping her career on track, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, Jennifer's in for the ride of her life-one that will challenge her sense of humor, her sense of self, and her sense of sanity. "A wonderful read! I loved it" -Alisa Valdes Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author on Tight "A frank comedy of manners that exposes both the highs and lows of the modern quest for youth and beauty" -Kirkus Reviews on Tight Patrick Sanchez grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. After surviving twelve years of Catholic school, Patrick attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he majored in psychology (with a minor in naps, The Price Is Right, and The Young and the Restless). Prior to his career as a novelist, Patrick worked as a profess
Comments: (7)
Vosho
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Reviewed by: Bela

When I first read the prologue, I was instantly reminded of Fran Drescher’s "Happily Divorced"; however, unlike the title of the show, Jennifer Costas is not happy. In fact, she has too much on her plate—from dealing with the divorce from her gay ex-husband, to taking care of her 5-year old son, to spending time with her elderly and lonesome mother, to having to put up with all the dating advice from her two friends. Who wouldn’t go crazy?

Jennifer is somebody that anyone can relate to. I totally agreed when she mentioned that mothers that make crafts and bake good all day are clearly the ones who don’t work (this was when her son was bugging her to make cookies from scratch for a bake sale.) Jennifer didn’t have time to wipe her a**.

It was sad how she was the only person her mother could depend on, which only filled her with even more obligation. I find it ironic how parents eventually become the children with their constant petulance and neediness.

Ben seemed like a totally nice (normal) guy, at first, but I agreed with Jen when she didn’t want to add more drama in her life. With all the crap she had going, who would? And what if it becomes a thing? What if he turns out to be gay too? Who would seriously be okay to go to a drag-queen show!?

Her two friends are definitely characters you remember. Desma is a political, vegetarian pain in the neck; and Claire is such a “free lover.” Should Jen be hanging around with these broads?

Some of Jen’s dates were hilarious! I especially liked the one going through the “heterosexual rehab.” The only thing I didn’t like was that it got too racy sometimes.

I LOVED the sense of humor blended with the sarcasm. This is a real-life story of drama and stress. You can’t help but have a nervous breakdown yourself as you’re reading it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll feel right at home.
Laitchai
Once Upon A Nervous Breakdown is a warm, sweet entertainment, at once funny and touching, and stressed-out but loving single mom Jennifer is a welcome change from the Prada-wearing, calorie-obsessed protagonists of other chick-lit books. How refreshing to find a heroine in contemporary women's fiction who isn't obsessed with clothes or consumed with the size of her rear end. Instead, Jennifer is devoted to her elderly, ailing mother and her young son, and devastated when the husband she loves comes out as a gay caballero. How does she cope? Read this book and find out.
Drelalen
I read this book more than eight years ago. I enjoyed it so much that I then read all of Patrick Sanchez' other books. This was by far my fav.
Whitescar
This book came at a time when I really, really needed some laughs. And boy, did it deliver!!!! My problems couldn't compare with a husband who comes out as being gay, a mother who is losing it and friends that make you wonder if enemies wouldn't be better to hang with.

So, if life sucks, read "Once Upon . . ." and laugh till it hurts!

ENJOY!!
Abuseyourdna
Jennifer Costas is a different kind of "Desperate Housewife." The 36 year old is divorced from her 5 year old son's father, Mario, who came out as a gay man. Jennifer is balancing raising her son with her high pressure position in human resources for a pretigious lawfirm, trips of over an hour to help her aging "old world" Columbian mother (who answers her phone "I'm not dead" and urges her to reconcile with her ex), putting up her old college roommate (a diehard feminist and environmental activist who came for a visit and hasn't left, camping out in her basement, and encouraging her son to decline gender roles by playing with dolls), and dealing with a pushy neighbor who wants her help to cheat on her husband. The first date she goes out in since the divorce turns out to be to see her ex-husband in a charity drag show, after which he tells her that he may be late with the child support check because he is investing in a bar-restaurant called "Gonads" with hunky waiters wearing speedos! As her mother's health rapidly declines, her son "acts out" at school, she is being considered for a promotion at work, and further dating attempts prove to be disasters, Jennifer wonders if her life will ever be simple again.

Talented author Patrick Sanchez's latest "chick lit" book is one anyone will find hysterically funny as well as warm and sweet. A perfect escape from your own crazy life! Five stars out of five.
Shak
Not a hilarious book, but not a total heart breaker either. The main character has a refreshingly upbeat attitude, and it can't hurt to let it rub off! Not one second of this story isn't realistic... this stuff could happen to any of us.
Inabel
This book was so funny! I think what made it so funny was that it was so realistic. So many women can relate to things that happened in this book. This was the first book that I read by this author, and I'm going to order more of his books to enjoy and share with my friends and sisters!