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ALL FALL DOWN- Simon & Schuster book review :
3.91 out of 5 based on 31 reviews.

ALL FALL DOWN

by Jennifer Weiner 

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed.

As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort – they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it’s not like she’s some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It’s not as if she has an actual problem.

Until she ends up in a world she never thought she’d experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way.

With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterisations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

Available as eBook or paperback from all major book retailer.

$29.99 paperback, $17.99 ebook


Published 9th July 2014


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    Opened the book and it got me hooked straight away

    A mother is addicted to pain pills and she is trying to leave a normal life while hiding her secret around everyone. It gets you as soon as you open the book

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    All Fall Down is a great read

    Loved this book like all the others by Jennifer Weiner. Honest, witty, and very believable, this is a must read for any Mum who struggles in this complicated and challenging time! I could not put it down and was eager to see the outcome of this clever, highly strung person with an extremely highly strung daughter who delivers some classic lines for a 6 year old!!! As Molly Meldrum would say “Do yourself a favour” and read this book!!!!

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    Great reading

    I’ve just started to read books, this book got me from the start and the story was great it had me to the end of the book thanx for a great read

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    Relatable and enjoyable book

    I’m a few days into reading and I’m really finding it hard to put down. So far very relatable as a mother trying to do and be everything for their family…

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    We can all relate

    I think we as mums can all relate to this book. A woman who is trying to juggle everything, life work, family, relationships, pressures of the daily life. We too often push through on our own trying to do it all to be seen as the super hero!
    Reminded me a bit of the tv show Nurse Jackie how she is addicted to pain killers and yet seems to be able to do a lot of things although juggling the lies gets harder and harder.

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    All Fall Down - Very relatable to all mums, how a busy lifestyle can overtake you.

    I thought this book was very telling. Most mums can relate to a busy lifestyle, although I’m sure most would not resort to drugs to keep going. I can totally understand why she felt the need to keep herself propped up to get through her days. I know I can feel very down when I do everything and no one seems to care. Certainly a food for thought book. It was very easy to read and I enjoyed it throughout.

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    Half way through...

    Still really enjoying this book, I’m finding myself wishing for the fairy-tale ending but the more I read the more desperate the main character seems to be getting….it really brings to life the struggle of marriage and family life.

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    A very touching beautiful story

    This book is a very touching story. Growing up with back ground similar made it more real and touching. Recommend for others to read.

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    not a bad book

    well i did enjoy reading All Fall Down by Simon & Schuster book it did take a while to get into the book but no i was a very very good book. it had me at the end and now im goimg to go out and but more books from Simon & Schuster thank you for bring out a great book Simon & Schuster

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    Great story that is alarming close to heart

    A book that shows it isn’t all pretty dress ups and play dates. To show the down spiral that some mothers lives can turn to and the powerful reminder that we are not super woman is powerful and terrifying. The book definitely has my attention, i can’t wait to finish reading it.

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    Good read

    This is quite an enjoyable and a thought provoking book. It deals with Allison and her pain prescription addiction. Jennifer Weiner writes in such a manner that you become immersed in the story and you really care about the characters and what happens to them. Very good read That I enjoyed.

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    Book for thought

    Different to the usual sci FI that I read. I found this interesting though. Quite thought provoking reading about Allisons pain tablet addiction and her realization of the fact. Reading this book you can’t help but become immersed in her story and care for the character. Overall a very good read.

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    A pretty good read

    This was a really good read as with all by this author. It took me about 2 weeks to read so I wasn’t hooked on it but I did enjoy it. As has my Mum since she has read it. Mouths of Mums always has really great ideas for me to read by what is up for reviews, it really encourages me to read
    Love the variety of reviews on mouths of mums. It helps us busy mums make easy decisions about absolutely everything. Thank you. Enjoyed it and would recommend to other mums. I read this one while I was having my girl!

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    We can all relate

    I think we as mums can all relate to this book. A woman who is trying to juggle everything, life work, family, relationships, pressures of the daily life. We too often push through on our own trying to do it all to be seen as the super hero!
    Reminded me a bit of the tv show Nurse Jackie how she is addicted to pain killers and yet seems to be able to do a lot of things although juggling the lies gets harder and harder.

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    Down!

    I went for this book-‘All Fall Down’ by Jennifer Weiner after reading the mixed reviews by Mom’s community members on this site. It is a book about something serious; the awful addiction to horrible painkillers. A book that can possibly make you feel a little ‘down’ due to the topic.

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    Great read

    This book was good, it took a while to get in to the story for me, but I found I need long periods of time to read it and I just did not get that until night when my boys where in bed. The story was great and enjoyed it. I would recommend it to other people just not mums who have not a long time to read in one go.

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    Worth the read

    I found this book really interesting. Being a working mother myself, it was scary at how easily Alison became addicted to pain medication. I found the book to be realistic and a lot of the situations I thought, WOW that could be me. I enjoyed the part when she was in rehab, although that was sad as it bought home how bad it is for some people. Overall worth the read.

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    Not my cup of tea

    I found All Fall Down a bit negative for my liking and very dramatic, While it highlighted how easy it is to become addicted to painkillers, I thought the story was quite dark and depressing. I much prefer books about uplifting events and as a positive escape rather than spiralling down someones inner demons into the world of addiction.

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    not a bad book

    well i did enjoy reading All Fall Down by Simon & Schuster book it did take a while to get into the book but no i was a very very good book. it had me at the end and now im goimg to go out and but more books from Simon & Schuster thank you for bring out a great book Simon & Schuster

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    great

    was a great read, i dont normally read books but was intrigued by this particular one. it gave me something to relate to although i am not working yet i am excited but anxious for when i finally am. i would read this book again one day maybe after i get a job to see how much of it i still relate to

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    I found this book difficult to get into!!

    This book really didn’t capture my attention from the beginning and I found that it was too negative for me. I prefer books that are far more uplifting than this. While it addresses how easy it is to become addicted to painkillers and the problems that life throws at you, it just wasn’t my cup of tea!!

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    All Fall Down is a great read

    Loved this book like all the others by Jennifer Weiner. Honest, witty, and very believable, this is a must read for any Mum who struggles in this complicated and challenging time! I could not put it down and was eager to see the outcome of this clever, highly strung person with an extremely highly strung daughter who delivers some classic lines for a 6 year old!!! As Molly Meldrum would say “Do yourself a favour” and read this book!!!!

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    Hmmm...

    I am struggling to read this book – I don’t think I’m halfway through yet. I can’t relate to the main character. I find her quite obnoxious actually. I just don’t want to read on. The writing style itself if great, and I would read another book from this author but all in all, I don’t know if I actually will finish the book.

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    Entertaining Reading on a Serious Topic

    All Fall Down is something that could easily happen to anyone and it shows how easy a person’s life could spiral out of control. The novel was a bit slow at the beginning and seemed to drag on a bit but then improved and I enjoyed reading Jennifer Weiner’s humorous view on a serious topic. It was also a real eye-opener to be given an insight into this topic from an addict’s perspective.

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    All Fall Down - Very relatable to all mums, how a busy lifestyle can overtake you.

    I thought this book was very telling. Most mums can relate to a busy lifestyle, although I’m sure most would not resort to drugs to keep going. I can totally understand why she felt the need to keep herself propped up to get through her days. I know I can feel very down when I do everything and no one seems to care. Certainly a food for thought book. It was very easy to read and I enjoyed it throughout.

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