Sex, drugs, and riding on the bus. There’s nothing left to uncover from author Mary Miller. She’s savage and unrelenting with some sort of charm you can’t deny.
Always Happy Hour is a brutal read with all the makings of a train wreck one cannot look away from. No matter how gruesome or abusive, each cringe is done with eyes open, unable to peel from the page. It’s too real. Too raw, to not hold truths we all mirror.
Some parts witty, others biting, these compiled stories all share a basic theme of looking for love in all the wrong places. Each ending in a way that leaves you unsatisfied, but unable to process more… like a bad lover you still text in the morning. I had no choice but to read through each page and turn to the next with reckless abandon for my own emotions.
Too much. Too little. The gritty stories offer a glimpse into the depths we go to find a place we are understood. And share the battles of the misunderstood.
A must read… most likely best for over the age of 25.
Stephanie H. says
This is one of the more delicate stories in ALMOST HAPPY HOUR, but the protagonist shares much in common with the other women who populate the book. They are lonely, dissatisfied, bold yet insecure, and Miller’s treatment of them is fascinating. She writes with a clipped yet fluid style and an unflinching honesty.
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robin rue says
We are going away for a quiet weekend away over New Year’s weekend, so this sounds like a great book to bring along with me!!!
This sounds like a great read. It makes me think back to my misadventures in my love life before I met my husband.
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Sounds like a read that you need to be prepared to do. It sounds like it could be rough but worth it. I might just have to get it and read it on my next plane ride.
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Melissa Chapman says
This sounds like a book I would love, I like it when there are relationships and some steamy moments because it makes for a good adult read.
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This sounds like something I would definitely have on my book stand! Adding it to my must read this year during holiday break! Thanks for the suggestion!
I’m always on the hunt for my next book. This might need to be put on my list.
Louise Bishop says
That sounds like an interesting book! I need to make time to read more.
Claudia Krusch says
I have been looking for a new book to read over the holidays. I will have to add this one to my book list.
Sounds like a very interesting read. I’ve been looking for a good book to read. I’ll have to check for this one.
Amy Desrosiers says
I could use a good book to indulge in after hours. I need to escape the world as of lately.
Liz Mays says
The stories in this book sound like they’re really interesting. It’s always hard when I find emotional things I relate to in books like these but it does help to hear another person’s perspective.
I met my husband when I was 15 and didn’t experience so much of the drama of dating. It certainly makes for great literature! Can’t wait to pick up this one.
Tatanisha Worthey says
I really think I could get into this one. I haven’t read a good book in ages.
Autumn Reo says
This sounds like a great guilty-pleasure read during the holidays. I might have to pick it up before our flight.
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Sounds like an awesome read. I love finding new books to read. Reading is how I relax and unwind.
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I need to make time to read this book. It sounds like a very interesting read.
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Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This sounds like an interesting read! I’ll definitely check this out!
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Jacqui Odell says
This sounds like a great book and something a lot of people can relate too. I need to try to find it for all the holiday traveling I have to do this weekend.
Reesa Lewandowski says
I love page turners like this! I will have to look for this next time I am in the library!
Another awesome book review!
This one sounds perfect for my mum’s birthday next week.
Keep those great articles coming!!!
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