I Was Told It Would Get Easier

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What to expect

When a mother-daughter duo set out on a road trip, the last thing they expect to find along the way is each other… The new, heartfelt and hilarious novel from the bestselling author of THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL.

‘GORGEOUS’ Marian Keyes
‘Charmed by its funny loveliness’ Nina Stibbe

Jessica and her daughter Emily are touring colleges. For Jessica, this is going to be the chance to reconnect with the daughter she seems to have lost. But for Emily, it’s a preview of freedom, and the chance to explore a new and exciting future.

Yet before any of this can happen, their perfectly planned trip is derailed into a series of off-roading misadventures: mother-daughter skiving, skipped mandatory meetings, and a scuffle with the FBI…

With seatbelts fastened, physical and emotional baggage safely stowed away, this mother-daughter duo might be ready to hit the road, but are they ready to reconnect to the person sitting next to them?

Praise for Abbi Waxman!

‘Book lovers will absolutely relate’
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

Like a conversation with the funniest person you know just lovely’
KATIE FFORDE

‘I hope you’re in the mood to be downright delighted, because that’s the state you’ll find yourself in
POPSUGAR

‘Waxman shines at creating characters that feel like best friends’
BOOKLIST

‘Meet our bookish millennial heroine – a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet’
THE WASHINGTON POST

‘A quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm’
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Critics Review

  • This sweet treat doesn’t require a college-bound child to enjoy, though anyone who has helped their offspring weather the admissions process will definitely appreciate this sharp send-up

    Publishers Weekly
  • Waxman shines at creating characters that feel like best friends

    Booklist

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