BOOK REVIEW: ASK AGAIN LATER
You wouldn’t think a book about a mother being diagnosed with breast cancer could be both funny and sad at the same time but that is exactly what I thought about “Ask Again Later”.
Emily’s mother is diagnosed with breast cancer and she almost stops everything she is doing. She quits her job at a successful law firm and leaves her boyfriend, Sam. Emily feels she must move in with her mother. Emily did have a reputation of always having “one foot out the door”.
Emily soon became aware that her mother was making several phone calls to people informing them about her cancer. Emily’s father arrives on the scene after he got a call from her mother who was looking for some sympathy. What is so different about this? Well, Emily has not seen her father since she was five years old. Emily and her father start to develop a relationship and she soon learns things about him that she did not know.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author’s writing style just blew me away. I loved the way she wrote such short chapters and titled each one with something that happens in that section of the book. There are several chapters that will make you really laugh. On the other hand, there are some very serious moments. I have often heard it said that “something good can come from something bad” and this book really focuses on that saying. This is one book you want to add to your reading list. Ask Again Later is one of the best books I have read and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Jill A. Davis was a writer for the Late Show with David Letterman where she received five Emmy nominations. After reading this book, you will see why she was nominated so many times!
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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