Today, in January’s fiction section, contributing editor Mary Ward Menke examines Wife in the Fast Lane by Karen Quinn. Our contributor says:

However beleaguered, Wife in the Fast Lane is still a fun read; in fact, the problems mentioned might even contribute to the fun. Issues, however contrived, aren’t wrapped up quickly and neatly and even the clichéd characters have enough of a grain of truth that readers will often catch a glimpse of someone they know. Christy’s attempts to become the perfect wife and mother using the same leadership skills that failed her at her first career are misguided and hilarious. Best of all, the mere fact that Christy keeps getting up only to fall down farther and harder keeps the reader turning the pages, alternately laughing and sympathizing. The ending, completely contrived and happy, will satisfy chick lit fans everywhere.

The full review is here.

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