From the award-winning author who tweets @BettyDraper comes a debut eBook original about contemporary advertising world shenanigans as experienced by a high-powered, bread-winning mom in the vein of Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It.
Successful, feisty, and approaching a Certain Age, Audrey is afraid of becoming obsolete in the ever-changing advertising business. She has worked for the Madison Avenue firm Tadd Collins for nearly twenty years. When the firm acquires a smaller company, she is promoted and partnered with Kabal Prakash, an ambitious, attractive hotshot from London. Meanwhile, frustration mounts at home as she unsuccessfully tries to help her teenage son, Paley, get into her old alma mater. As she flirts with a relationship with her new boss Kabal, her irritation with her husband grows. Should Audrey give in to her new boss and his youthful corporate ambition? Can she cut it in a quickly changing industry? Or does she belong with her gray-ponytailed husband, whose only ambition is to perfect his recipe for mead?
Making It is the first ebook to take literary fiction readers out of the box by offering opportunities to further explore characters in a digitally enhanced epilogue.
Helen Klein Ross is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and in The Iowa Review where it won the 2014 Iowa Review award in poetry. She graduated from Cornell University and received an MFA from The New School. Helen lives with her husband in New York City and Salisbury, CT.
"What really sets Ross’s title apart is the immediacy and allure in her writing and her subject matter...compelling."
– Mercy Pilkington, Goodereader.com
"Beautifully written, funny, lively, fast-paced and a great surprise at the end."
– Cynthia, Goodreads reviewer
"The author did a wonderful job of engaging the reader psychologically and emotionally...I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys beautiful writing and good character development that weaves a story that keeps you turning the page."
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