Review: Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman was one of the books Penguin Random House sent me to read and review.

Judy is married with Greg, who uses medical marijuana to treat his anxiety. However, Judy starts self-soothing when she starts wearing their dog, Charlotte, in a baby sling. She did consider some tea towels and a head of cabbage, but it just wasn’t the same as the weight of a living creature.

Oh, and if they could afford to, Judy and Greg would be getting a divorce like normal people, but with Greg sleeping in the basement/snoring room they can still pretend to be a cohesive family for their son Teddy, who feels his own anxiousness increasing and fears he might turn into his dad.

This starts as an easy and fun read, but as more characters join, some cracks appear – Grace’s tragic past, Glenn’s and Mr Noah’s decline and everything Sari Epstein has that Judy doesn’t.

Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman

Separation Anxiety: Why not five stars?

Because I felt depressed; partly because the book was finished and I was glad, partly because the book was finished and I was sad, and partly because my life at the moment is just miserable and I can’t see anything as being completely awesome. So that half a star is personal prejudice.

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