BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg
All You Could Ask For
by Mike Greenberg
Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for fifteen years. Samantha’s newlywed bliss is steam-rolled when she finds shocking evidence of infidelity on her husband’s computer.
Katherine works eighteen hours a day for the man who irreparably shattered her heart fifteen years ago.
Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine don’t know one another yet, but all three are about to discover the conquering power of friendship—and that they have all they could ask for, as long as they have each other.
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
I usually try not to read books I know will make me cry, but this book was different. Going into it, the reader is just shown the lives of three very different women. Brooke is the ex-homecoming queen who is married to her perfect match and lives in harmony with her picturesque family. Katherine is an executive turning forty who has nothing really to show for it but money. Samantha is nearing the end of her twenties, and is fresh out of a whirlwind relationship that leads to a failed marriage.
After we learn a great deal about each of these women’s lives, the second half of the novel starts and we are thrown a hard curveball: Samantha, Brooke, and Katherine all have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Each of them have their own ways of dealing with it, but they become each other’s support in this emotional roller coaster.
Honestly, this book was almost like reading two different books. The fact that these women had cancer came out of nowhere, and getting hit with it after you’e already connected with the characters makes it feel so much like real life.
I kept forgetting that this novel was written by a man, and a man from ESPN at that, which should tell you just how believable his writing is. I don’t think a female author could have given these ladies better voices.
There were definitely a few moments that made me tear up, but ultimately I was very happy with the way the book ended. I truly recommend this book to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer, but even if yours hasn’t you will instantly connect with Samantha, Katherine, and Brooke. We all know women just like them.
About the Author
Mike Greenberg is cohost of ESPN’s Mike & Mike and the author of two previous New York Times bestsellers. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a native of New York City. He lives with his wife, Stacy, and their two children in Connecticut. In conjunction with the release of this book, Mike and Stacy have created a foundation called Heidi’s Angels, through which all of the author’s profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research to combat breast cancer.
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