What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn't Kill You

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Baker & Taylor
Finding her carefully controlled life spinning out of control when she is laid off from her high-level job, independent divorcée Tee participates in a scandalous one-night stand, discovers that she is on the brink of bankruptcy, and makes a determined choice to invest in herself. By the authors of Gotta Keep on Tryin'. 60,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Finding her life spinning out of control when she is laid off from her high-level job, independent divorcâee Tee participates in a scandalous one-night stand, discovers that she is on the brink of bankruptcy, and makes a determined choice to invest in herself.

Simon and Schuster

"I really thought I had a handle on life -- then it broke off."

Opinionated, straight-talking, and witty, Tee is a fly forty-something. Divorced since her daughter, Amber, was young, Tee has been "handling her business," supporting herself after her would-be songwriter husband took off for L.A., and she's done all right. Organized, responsible, hardworking, and loyal, Tee went from being the first employee of a start-up purveyor of organic lotions to the right hand of the president of what became a major player in the home and personal fragrance market.

But then everything changes. First, she's outplaced from her longtime job and doesn't tell anyone. Then she gives her daughter the wedding of her dreams and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man.

For the first time in twenty-five years, Tee doesn't know who she is or what she's going to do every day. Deep in denial, she continues to live her life as if nothing has changed. After a series of financial mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps compound her already shaky situation, she's soon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. That's when Tee decides that it's time for her to wake up and face reality.

Beyond "making money," Tee never really decided what she wanted to do with her life. Then she just stopped thinking about it and invested her hopes in someone else's dream. Now it's her chance to invest in herself. Can she step out on faith to follow her own dream?

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781416564201
1416564209
Branch Call Number: FIC DeBerry, V 2009
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Grant, Donna

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joann1949 Sep 30, 2015

"I really thought I had a handle on life -- then it broke off."Opinionated, straight-talking, and witty, Tee is a fly forty-something. Divorced since her daughter, Amber, was young, Tee has been "handling her business," supporting herself after her would-be songwriter husband took off for L.A., and she's done all right. Organized, responsible, hardworking, and loyal, Tee went from being the first employee of a start-up purveyor of organic lotions to the right hand of the president of what became a major player in the home and personal fragrance market.But then everything changes. First, she's outplaced from her longtime job and doesn't tell anyone. Then she gives her daughter the wedding of her dreams and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man.For the first time in twenty-five years, Tee doesn't know who she is or what she's going to do every day. Deep in denial, she continues to live her life as if nothing has changed. After a series of financial mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps compound her already shaky situation, she's soon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. That's when Tee decides that it's time for her to wake up and face reality.Beyond "making money," Tee never really decided what she wanted to do with her life. Then she just stopped thinking about it and invested her hopes in someone else's dream. Now it's her chance to invest in herself. Can she step out on faith to follow her own dream

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