Tuesday Teaser ~ Wife 22

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon is a re-read for me. Both funny and touching, I'm having a great time revisiting Alice and her family.

The Blurb:
Alice has been married to her husband, William, for twenty years. Though she can still remember the first time they met like it was yesterday, these days she finds herself posting things on Facebook that she used to confide to him. So when she’s invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, she finds that all her longings come pouring out as she dutifully answers questions under the name “Wife 22.”

Evaluating her responses is “Researcher 101,” who seems to listen to her in a way that William hasn’t in a very long time, and before she knows it, she finds herself trying hard not to e-flirt with him. Meanwhile, her elderly father is chatting on Facebook, her fifteen-year-old daughter is tweeting, and everything in her life is turning upside down.

The First Paragraph
I stare into the bathroom mirror and wonder why nobody has told me my left eyelife has grown a little hood. For a long time I looked younger than I was. An now, suddenly all the years have pooled up and I look my age--forty-four, possibly older. I lift the excess skin with finger and waggle it about. Is there some cream I can buy? How about some eyelid pushups?

The Teaser:
This September when I turn forty-five, I will be exactly the same age my mother was when she died. This is my tipping point year. Up until now I've been able to comfort myself with the fact that even though my mother is dead, she was always out in front of me.

Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! To see what others are sharing on the Teaser Tuesdays, check the comments at: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ 

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  1. Good teaser and opening. I think I might have a copy of this somewhere.

  2. I LOL when I read this part...."my left eye has grown a little hood" . I can relate to that very well.

    Sounds like this book has possibilities -- enjoy

  3. I read this one, but it was awhile ago. Hope you enjoy it!
    Today I'm featuring Sing In The Morning, Cry At Night by Barbara J. Taylor.

  4. I've heard great things about this book and want to read it.

  5. I like books that feature true-to-life characters. This sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
    My Tuesday post features a Navajo mystery by Tony Hillerman: THE BLESSING WAY.

  6. I know that feeling of looking in the mirror and feeling my age all too well. LOL

    This does sound good. You obviously thought so given you are re-reading it. :-)

  7. I never did get around to reading this but it had some good reviews. I would probably keep reading.

  8. This sounds fun! I'm wondering if Researcher 101 could be her husband. That would be too funny.
    I try to avoid mirrors these days. LOL
    Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/04/teaser-tuesdays-88-real-elves-an-emily-castle-mystery/

  9. I resemble that remark, age does creep up on you. great beginning. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  10. Hah, eyelid push-ups. It's definitely a smack in the face sometimes, to look in the mirror and see how time has changed you. This definitely sounds like an interesting story, hope you enjoy it!!

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