Follow along through a journey that spans sixty years as the Kaufman sisters, Bethie and Jo, experience heartbreaking loss, agonizing trauma, loves found, loves lost and loves found again. Mrs. Everything is a story of how life can take hold of you in the most unexpected ways, leaving you unsure as to who you are and where you belong. It is a story that many women will be able to relate to and brings to the surface how far women have come and yet, how far we still have to go. It is a stunning tribute to the lives of all the women who have come before us.
Jennifer Weiner did an outstanding job in writing Mrs. Everything. Weiner created such beautifully compelling characters in Bethie and Jo that while reading, I was constantly thinking that this story could be about my grandmother, my mother, my sister or my aunt. Bethie and Jo were real people to me. What they experienced has happened to women around the world. Jo gives up who she is; she gives up her aspirations. She gets married, and she has children. She makes sacrifices every day, and she is Mrs. Everything. But yet, she misses everything.
I encourage every woman out there to read this story. It will make you laugh, cry, want to throw a plate against a wall, but most of all, it will inspire you. It is truly a story about discovering who you are in your bones, not the person you want others to see you as.
I am grateful that Atria Publishing was kind enough to grant me an ARC of this book. I will be treasuring Bethie and Jo’s story for a long time. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner is set to be published on June 11, 2019.