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Time off for good behavior
Rich, Lani Diane.
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New York : Warner Books, [2004]

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245 pages; 21 cm
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Wanda Lane never expected her 30s to look like this: divorced, estranged from her family and jobless. But with help from her therapist friend Elizabeth and a handful of sticky notes, Wanda is soon apologising to old friends, facing the demons that led her to marry her ex, and figuring out what she wants from life.

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There is no shortage of bad luck in Wanda Lane's life. She loses her advertising sales job while she is in the hospital recuperating from a head injury. Her abusive and drunken ex-husband has been leaving threatening messages, and she can't get a phantom tune out of her head. Yet she is not exactly a sympathetic character. A litany of bad breaks has left her spiteful and complaining. Even so, Wanda manages to attract the attention of a handsome, widowed lawyer who only wants to protect her, but before she lets herself fall in love, she needs to get her life in order. A bizarre want ad lands her a new friend (and unofficial therapist), and with her help, Wanda decides to do something meaningful. Readers will warm to Wanda as she mends broken relationships, finds a fulfilling job, and learns to open her heart. First-time author Rich has managed to skillfully blend serious topics with humor, and readers will love her for it. --Aleksandra Kostovski Copyright 2004 Booklist