WIFE GOES ON chronicles, with wit and intelligence, the lives of four women living in Los Angeles, each in various stages of divorce. When these women find each other, they develop a support network stronger than any marriage. “Husbands may come and go, but friendships are forever.”
Leslie gives an overview of the book:
Did it ever occur to you that "wife" is a four letter word? The first time I cringed at the sound of it, I knew my marriage was over. But I refused to get a divorce. Maybe it was partly my fault for devoting so much to my kids and to the asshole snoring next to me that there was nothing left. But this was no started marriage. Sure I was miserable, but I made a commitment, damnit.
The truth is, I was afraid to be alone. then I heard my daughter swear she'd never get married and I realized sticking it out wouldn't win me Mother of the Year. If I wanted my kids to be happy, I would have to show them how. So I tore off those golden shackles - and found out I wasn't alone. I had joined a club that I didn't know existed. I never wanted to join this club, but now I'm glad I did. Everywhere, there are members who have paid their dues, know the secret handshake, and are reaping the benefits of real friendship...
Welcome to Club Divorce,
Leslie Lehr is a prize-winner author, screenwriter and essayist whose new novel, What A Mother Knows , is a literary thriller. Her other novels include Wife Goes On and 66 Laps. Leslie’s nonfiction includes Welcome to Club Mom, Wendy Belissimo: Nesting, and The...