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Crazy to Leave You

By: Marilyn Simon Rothstein
Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
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Publisher's Summary

“A heartfelt, delicious story.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace

From the author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects comes a witty, bighearted novel about the happy accidents that lead to love and second chances.

Forty-one years old, the last of her friends to marry, and down to a size 12, Lauren Leo is in her gown and about to tie the knot. There’s just one thing missing: the groom. With one blindsiding text, Lauren is unceremoniously dumped at the altar.

In the aftermath, her mother is an endless well of unsolicited advice (Stay on your diet and freeze your eggs). Her sisters only add to the Great Humiliation: one is planted on Lauren’s couch while the other is too perfect.

Picking her heart up off the floor, Lauren turns to her work in advertising as she gathers courage to move on and plan her next step. She should know by now that nothing in life goes according to plan. What lies ahead is the road to self-acceptance and at long last feeling worthy. With a new way to measure love and success, Lauren chucks her scale—and finds a second chance in the most unexpected place.

©2022 Marilyn Simon Rothstein (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A fun, well-paced jaunt.”Kirkus Reviews

 “This fast-paced and entertaining story will appeal to those who like tales of women succeeding on their own terms.”Booklist 

“Poignant and funny, Crazy To Leave You is chock full of Rothstein’s signature fast-paced, smart dialogue and brimming with wit. A heartfelt, delicious story.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace 

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great

The funny story is about Lauren Leo a fortyish woman who is single and her mother keeps criticizing her for her size 12 never accepting her and always creating a reef between her and her sisters.

Crazy to leave you is a story that will make you laugh and cry so hard I really enjoy the characters so much, especially the main character Lauren she was hilarious and I love how she was able to put he mother in her place after many years enduring her constant criticism about her weight

I feel like this story was about redemption and finally accepting herself for whom she was even if her mother didn't like her Lauren was beautiful and kind and smart

the narrations by Dara Rosenberg where great.

it was a good book I enjoy it and laugh so much at the craziness of Lauren.

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Meh

Meh. The story of a jilted 41 year old woman who was left at the alter. Nothing interesting about a woman who has a bad relationship with food and an overbearing family. The climax happened in the first few pages when her groom didn’t show and it went nowhere from there. Then she daydreamed non stop about mundane things. Next.

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very relatable

such a funny relatable story with wonderful narration. I wish Dara Rosenberg narrated all the books! she didn't sound like she was reading. I felt like I was there going through her life with her! I loved this book and will listen again.

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Should be required reading for every young woman!

This was a fantastic look into the life of a true people pleaser! Many of us, especially young women, really do live our lives this way, especially in ethnic families. I think the lessons to be learned from this book are abundant! The story not only shows why ppl need to find their voice, it shows what can be accomplished once one does!!
It also is a great example of the ties of sisters and the need to retain those ties thru thick and thin for our entire lives.

What a great and refreshing book this was!! The performance was also fantastic! Stick with it, it will make you feel good!!

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Was a decent book until author bashed my profession

If you’re going to blatantly bash a profession and imply that we are incompetent, at least get the name of the profession right. Pathetic, you and your editors.

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Crazy

I really enjoyed this. It was a sweet and clean romance! Worth the read.

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where's the ending

I feel as though this book didn't have an adequate ending, and I couldn't tell if she was saying the words in her head or out loud half the time

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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Loved this!

This was a great book! Loved the story and the characters. Marilyn knows how to tell a good story!

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Exhausting

If you like bickering, fighting, one miserable event after another, and constant preoccupation with food this is the book for you. I can’t even explain why I finished it.