There's a Word for That

There's a Word for That

"Engrossing, hilarious, and tender... I couldn't put it down." ---Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project A hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-wort/>A "Engrossing, hilarious, and tender... I couldn't put it down." ---Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bests...

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Title:There's a Word for That
Author:Sloane Tanen
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0316437166
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

There's a Word for That Reviews

  • Sharon
    Jun 15, 2019
    Tanen examines the long-coming downfall of a patriarch & matriarch of two different but connected families. The effect parents and their choices have on the next generation is examined, and those ripple effects have certainly been hard felt. Narcissism, substance abuse, mental issu...
  • Dad
    Jul 14, 2019
    I won this book on Goodreads.com. It is the story of a dysfunctional family who come together at the same Rehab. Marty is a 75 year old man addicted to Heroin, his ex wife is an alcoholic. They end up along with other members of their extended family at the same facility, and don't rea...
  • Kathy
    May 12, 2019
    Three and a half stars. A light, fun read that is deceptively well written. ...
  • Gretchen Rubin
    Mar 18, 2019
    A gripping, hilarious novel about dysfunctional family dynamics set amid Hollywood and London fabulousness. I love a family story. ...
  • Amaliya
    Aug 28, 2019
    Fun read. Interesting characters. ...
  • F.T. Bradley
    Jul 11, 2019
    Smart, an unexpected page-turner. Normally not my type of reading, but I really liked it. ...
  • Ilyssa Wesche
    Aug 30, 2019
    Pretty entertaining! This sort of reminded me of the Nest meets the Vacationers. I wasn't even too irritated that my least favorite plot mechanism. A good vacation read. ...
  • Emma
    Aug 04, 2019
    Highly enjoyable contemporary read. ...
  • K.J. Dell'Antonia
    Jul 02, 2019
    My favorite book of 2019 so far! This ticks all the boxes for me. Hollywood behind the scenes! Rehab behind the scenes! Families with lots of baggage forced to cope with each other! And?best of all, and I didn?t even know I wanted this?what if JK Rowling was actually an awful, aw...
  • Ric
    Jul 05, 2019
    Witty and sardonic take on overprivileged Hollywood types and the damage inflicted on their messed up offspring. And THEIR offspring. Perfect beach read, and that is meant as a compliment. ...
  • Jackie
    May 19, 2019
    I loved this book! This book was a truly enjoyable read! A witty, hilarious, fun and engaging book that I didn?t want to end. I wanted to continue to follow the characters lives. Buy this book for you and one for your best friend! Enjoy! A true delight! ...
  • Mk
    May 17, 2019
    Loved this novel -- fun, smart and witty. Tanen has such a wry sense of humor and the writing here is so sharp! ...
  • Aimee
    Aug 29, 2019
    There?s a Word for That was amusing - funny lines, interesting plot, light summer read, but the ending with the too villainous love-to-hate girlfriend and a nicely-tied-up-with-a-red-ribbon finish was a disappointment. I am registering a rating of 3.25-3.5 stars. ...
  • Mskarla
    Jul 08, 2019
    I only give 5 stars to books that I think are amazing in some way, so 4 stars mean I really liked something. Entertaining, warm, and very funny, this was an easy and enjoyable read. Take it to the beach and you?ll have a sunburn before you?re ready to put it down. ...
  • Tracy
    Jun 06, 2019
    forgettable. I read this book 3 weeks ago and had to look at the summary and a couple reviews before I could remember ANY of it. It wasn't terrible, but is it even worth reading a book that obviously didn't make me think at all? Poor rich kids who have been handed everything and ...
  • Susie Williams
    Aug 14, 2019
    3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4. This is the kind of book that I really enjoy reading, but that probably won't stick with me for a long time and before long, I may have trouble remembering what it was even about. But that's OK because I enjoyed it in the moment and sometimes that's all ...
  • Lauren
    Jan 23, 2019
    I loved this book! The relationships between all the characters, the plot, the insanely good weaving of all the components and families and relationships together. It was just a treat to read. Shows real connections between people, both good and bad, and how redemption can happen at an...
  • Elisabeth Jewell
    Jul 27, 2019
    An estranged family gathers together to support the patriarch through his seventh? eighth? stint in rehab ("it's just a little heroin, all this fuss is ridiculous, it's a habit, not an addiction") and turns into a garbage fire of long festering resentments and hurts. A former child act...
  • Nichole
    Aug 17, 2019
    Sloan Tanen has written a quick and bitingly-funny tale of the unraveling of two burned-out celebrity families. Directions (based on the now-closed controversial Malibu clinic Promises) is the place where these people will reunite, confront their pasts, battle their addictions, and emb...
  • Heather
    Jul 04, 2019
    This was the perfect book for while I am knee deep in my own mother?s dysfunction. My only fear now is what I will read/do to get through the remaining days. ...
  • Franny lu
    Aug 02, 2019
    enjoyable but too short ...
  • Danielle - BookishRhetor
    Aug 14, 2019
    Most of us have heard or used phrases like ?Money doesn?t fix everything? or ?Money doesn?t make you happy.? Well, Sloane Tanen?s There?s a Word for That delves into the topic of money, celebrity, familial relationships, and drug abuse. Once I started reading There?...
  • Theresa
    Apr 11, 2019
    Quick read: if you like reading Emma Straub, you will probably like this novel. If you don?t like Emma Straub, try this novel anyway. It?s fun! Long form: I really liked this novel. It?s what I label lit lite; the writing style is clearly literary fiction, but the tone/plot/su...
  • Donna Hines
    Apr 20, 2019
    I have this much to note: Janine is expecting and Henry is awaiting the arrival. What more can I say as that's all I wrote as this just wasn't my cup of tea. Remember the old adage sex, drugs, and rock and roll...yes I do too! It's like that for this family as each one tries to cope...
  • Gily
    Aug 09, 2019
    Easy read. Not funny as promised. Very predictble. I have 10 pages to finish it and no drive to do so. I think it could be a good read on the beach on a summer day. Forgetable ...
  • emily
    Jul 05, 2019
    if i'm being honest this book was underwhelming and gave me little to no narrative satisfaction. somehow that fit with the theme, though? so i can forgive it, i think. ...
  • ZewsReadingCorner (Booktuber)
    Jul 25, 2019
    I loved this book, it was pit of the stomach achingly hilarious and I couldn't put it down. ...
  • Kaitlyn
    Aug 04, 2019
    This book was so good it had many surprises in it and it was a book that got me out of my reading slump! I would highly recommend this book and I honestly think it needs another follow up novel because I want to see what happens next. You grow to love all the characters except for some...
  • Diplomat Brat
    May 19, 2019
    HILARIOUS, impossible to put down. Wonderful characters that keep you turning the pages wanting to know what will happen. An insight into the inner workings of a non celebrity hollywood family and the havoc the industry wreaks on adults and their children. ...
  • Goldie
    May 19, 2019
    In the likeness of a modern day Jane Austen novel, Sloane Tanen captures the sheltered world of a circle of elite Hollywood socialites, blinded to the outside world in the pursuit of material gain. A compassionate novel with a philosophical undercurrent that critiques the affects of fa...