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All Good Things

All Good Things

63.5K Reads 2.4K Votes 39 Part Story
Renee Racine-Kinnear By rdracine Completed

"Bridget Jones with a lot more wine! This story is hilarious, feel-good and relatable in all the best ways!" - Grace K @ HQ.

She's just quit her high-flying job, her marriage is coasting on fumes and her 13-year-old daughter might be an alcoholic. Can Alice find a sense of purpose in all the madness?

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Alice's life isn't going to plan. She's tied to her phone, pointlessly managing PR for a sinking corporate megalith. She's become a bit player in her kids' lives and her marriage is coasting on fumes. Forcing herself into action with a rash resignation, Alice sets out to make a positive impact on the world around her. But how? Meditation leads to napping and her attempts to get closer to her teenage daughter result in the discovery of a secret that might have been best left in the closet! As the months tick by and a sense of purpose continues to elude her, Alice finds herself forming bonds with the most unlikely characters: the young woman who panhandles outside her old office; the homeless boy who sits cross-legged outside the liquor store with his ginger cat; her own dog walker who, it turns out, knows a thing or two about developing a good crema. Testing the limits of marriage, motherhood and the Toronto subway system--can Alice find her way into a purpose-driven life? Or will it all be one giant hangover?
 
[*Wattpad Editor's Pick 2018*]

[[word count: 70,000-80,000 words]]
 
Readers say:
"This had me laughing so loud that my sister came to check up on me to see if I'm OK!!!"
"...the new Bridget Jones, a working woman's take on the digital age."
  
About the Author:
Working mother, annoying vegetarian and red wine enthusiast, Renee lives in Toronto with her flawed but wonderful family (seriously, who left socks on the kitchen counter?) in a flawed but wonderful house (what *is* that smell in the basement?).