Walking With Elephants – Book Review
About The Book:
Bridget Jones meets Erma Bombeck.
Suze Hall is at a crossroads. Her nemesis at work, Wanda, has been promoted and now will be her boss. Her husband, Bob, is leaving her and the three kids for a six-month sabbatical down under. To top it off, her best friend, Marcia, is missing in action—playing footsie with some new boyfriend!
Adding to this disaster stew, David, the gorgeous hunk who broke her young-girl’s heart has coincidentally popped back into her life and has something she desperately needs to keep her job.
Walking with Elephants, a lighthearted slice-of- life story, brings to the table the serious work/family issues facing women today. It explores the modern dichotomy of a workplace that is filled with homemakers who still must cook, clean, carpool on nights and weekends, shop for prom dresses, and “create” the holidays—such as Suze.
But it also is filled with women who have the same drive as men, have no family responsibilities, and will do what ever it takes to get ahead.
So step into the shoes of Suze Hall and commiserate over workplace politics, titillate your sexual fantasies, ride the wave of a working mother, and fall-down laughing.
First thought, DO NOT judge this book buy its cover. While I would never pick this off the shelf, the bio had me, so it was a must read. The story was wonderful, and had me interested and engaged from the beginning.
This is a light-hearted book, reminding me of a lot of British authors. In fact, most of the book I was confused about the setting being in the US or UK. I liked the main character, a working mom of three and a husband who lives a mostly separate life. While not really an arguing couple, they each have their own interests and do not really communicate. I wish Suze had more of a back bone in her daily life, but when the time came, she shows how strong she could really be.