Everyone is Beautiful: A Novel
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: March 2009
Duration: 7 hours 34 minutes
Lanie Coatess life is spinning out of control. Shes piled everything she owns into a U-Haul and driven with her husband, Peter, and their three little boys from their cozy Texas home to a multiflight walkup in the Northeast. Shes left behind family, friends, and a comfortable life -all so her husband can realize his dream of becoming a professional musician. But somewhere in the eye of her personal hurricane, it hits Lanie that she once had dreams too.
These days, Lanie always seems to rank herself dead last -and when another mom accidentally criticizes her appearance, its the final straw. Fifteen years, three babies, and more pounds than shes willing to count since the day she said I do, Lanie longs desperately to feel like her old self again. Lanie sets change in motion -joining a gym, signing up for photography classes, and finding a new best friend. But she also creates waves that come to threaten her whole life. In the end, Lanie must figure out once and for all how to find herself without losing everything else in the process.
From the Compact Disc edition.