I Was Told it Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman (Review by Karina Kaushal)

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3 stars

Lately, I’ve been having a hard time reading. It seems the subjects of books are either too heavy for this covid-19 atmosphere, or too much about normal life. This book was just what I needed to get me out of my pandemic reading rut. It was a simple read, with a topic that was relatable regardless of the state of the world because it was about the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship.

Like me, if you loved Regretting You by Colleen Hoover, you should definitely pick this one up. It has a similar switching between points of view, illustrating the contrast between the mother’s thought process and the daughter’s.

In today’s world, where young people are constantly trying to find the perfect career and education that will accommodate the changing climate and fulfill our personal interests, this book delves into that trying journey with Abbi Waxman’s signature wit and charm.

This book was relatable to me as a mother who feels ever unappreciated for all that I do to support my children; but, ironically, it was also relatable to me as a daughter who often wants to make life choices independent of my mother’s influence and therefore fails to recognize her selfless support. At times it was funny to see both sides and be able to appreciate them.

I recommend this as an uplifting, humorous, escape from the current pandemic.

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