What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101515372
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Release: 2011-06-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES. A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?” Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over...

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780330425674
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Release: 2010
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"She was floating, arms outspread, water lapping her body, breathing in a summery fragrance of salt and coconut. She had to squint through spangles of light to see her feet. Her toenails were each painted a different colour. Red. Gold. Purple. Funny." When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby, she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried. Alice is the mother of three children and her hostile husband is in the process of divorcing her. Alice has lost ten years of her life. Alice's sister Elisabeth, who seems uncharacteristically cold, drives her home from the hospital. And home is totally unrecognisable, as is the rest of her life. Who is this Gina that everyone is carefully trying not to mention? Why does her mother look like she's wearing fancy dress? And what's all this talk about a giant lemon meringue pie? In the days that follow, small bubbles of the past rise to the surface, and Alice is forced to confront uncomfortable truths. It turns out forgetting might be the most memorable thing that's ever happened to her.

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781741985016
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Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Apples Never Fall. When Alice Love surfaces from a strange dream to find she's been injured in a gym, her first concern is for her unborn baby. She's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her. But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't rushing to her bedside. She is a mother of three going through a bitter divorce. Alice has lost ten years of her life - and she wants them back. PRAISE FOR WHAT ALICE FORGOT "What [Moriarty] writes are acute social comedies of the feminine, where the domestic is more political than cosy... Technically this premise is a challenge, which Moriarty makes appear effortless... Great stuff" The Age "A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer, whose light touch doesn't stop her exploring darker themes, such as infertility and the sad erosion of a once radiant love." Women's Weekly "An intruiging exploration of how people change... Alice's amnesia is skilfully usd and like a detective, she must piece together the details of a life she cannot remember." Sun Herald

The Hypnotist s Love Story

The Hypnotist s Love Story
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101584989
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Release: 2012-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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A “sharp and funny romantic tale” (O, the Oprah Magazine) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk. Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her. Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780141960241
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Release: 2010-05-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author behind the addictive, award-winning HBO sensation BIG LITTLE LIES comes the compelling and thought-provoking story of love, life and memory 'Gripping, thought-provoking and funny' MARIE CLAIRE ______________ How can ten years of your life just disappear? Alice is twenty-nine. She adores sleep, chocolate, and her ramshackle new house. She's newly engaged to the wonderful Nick, and is pregnant with her first baby. But there's just one problem. That was ten years ago . . . Alice slipped in her step-aerobics class, hit her head and lost a decade. Now she's a grown-up, bossy mother of three in the middle of a nasty divorce and her beloved sister Elisabeth isn't speaking to her. This is her life, but not as she knows it. Just how many mistakes can you make in a decade? Can she ever get back to the woman she used to be? *APPLES NEVER FALL, the new novel from Liane Moriarty, is available for pre-order now* ______________ 'Captivating' Closer 'Funny and knowing about what we choose to remember, and fight to forget' O Magazine 'A bittersweet tale by a gifted writer' Woman's Weekly Praise for Liane Moriarty 'Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly' Sunday Express 'Mistress of the razor-sharp observation' Kate Morton 'An extraordinary talent' Nicole Kidman 'Keeps you guessing to the very end - perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon

The Last Anniversary

The Last Anniversary
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062008671
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Release: 2010-04-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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From Liane Moriarty, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty, comes an unforgettable novel defined by her signature sharp wit, page-turning storyline, and lovable and eccentric characters. Sophie Honeywell always wondered if Thomas Gordon was the one who got away. He was the perfect boyfriend, but on the day he was going to propose, she broke his heart. A year later he married his travel agent, while Sophie has been mortifyingly single ever since. Now Thomas is back in her life because Sophie has unexpectedly inherited his aunt Connie's house on Scribbly Gum Island—home of the famously unsolved Munro Baby mystery. Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger, while dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions. As Sophie's life becomes increasingly complicated, she discovers that sometimes you have to stop waiting around—and come up with your own fairy-tale ending.

Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble 2

Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble  2
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781524790066
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola Berry and her friends have barely caught their breath from their last trip to space when they are called on another intergalactic adventure! This time, they're on their way to Shobble, a beautiful snowy rainbow planet where nothing bad ever happens--or so they say. It turns out there is trouble brewing beneath this glittery exterior, and Nicola is put in a tough position. Should she risk defying the planet's dangerous commander-in-chief to help the people of Shobble? Leading the Space Brigade is no easy task!

Apples Never Fall

Apples Never Fall
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781250220264
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Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest The Delaney family love one another dearly—it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . . If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father? This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings. The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable? The four Delaney children—Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke—were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon. One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted. Later, when Joy goes missing, and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure—but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light.

Out of Character

Out of Character
Author: Annabeth Albert
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781728226040
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Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's friends-to-enemies-to-friends-to-lovers in this LGBTQIA+ Romance for fans of Red, White & Royal Blue and The Pros of Cons. Jasper Quigley is tired of being everyone's favorite sidekick. He wants to become the hero of his own life, but that's not going to happen if he agrees to help out his former best friend turned king of the jocks, Milo Lionetti. High school was miserable enough, thanks, and Jasper has no interest in dredging up painful memories of his old secret crush. But Milo's got nowhere else to go. His life is spiraling out of control and he's looking to turn things back around. Step one? Replace the rare Odyssey cards he lost in an idiotic bet. Step two? Tell his ex-best-friend exactly how he feels—how he's always felt. Jasper may be reluctant to reopen old wounds, but he never could resist Milo. There's a catch, though: if Milo wants his help, he's going to have to pitch in to make the upcoming children's hospital charity ball the best ever. But as the two don cosplay for the kids and hunt for rare cards, nostalgia for their lost friendship may turn into something even more lasting...

The Perfect Neighbors

The Perfect Neighbors
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982177409
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Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of the “creepy-crawly tale” (The New York Times Book Review) An Anonymous Girl and The Wife Between Us questions just how well we really know our neighbors in this “deliciously fun beach read” (People) about an idyllic neighborhood whose sublime façade hides shocking secrets. Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on summer nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of being one of the safest neighborhoods in America. It’s also one of the most secret-filled. After a decade as a stay-at-home mom, Kellie Scott is back to work in an office. She’s adjusting to high heels, scrambling to cook dinner for her family, and—following years of feeling invisible—soaking in the dangerous attention of a handsome colleague. Kellie’s neighbor Susan Barrett begins every day with fresh resolutions: She won’t eat any carbs, she’ll go to bed at a reasonable hour, and she’ll stop stalking her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Gigi Kennedy’s husband is running for political office, which means her old skeletons, ones she wants to keep hidden at any cost, are in danger of being dragged into the light. Then a new family moves into this peaceful cul-de-sac. Tessa Campbell seems pleasant enough, if a bit quiet. But soon it becomes clear that Tessa is hiding the most explosive secret of all—one with deadly consequences. Written in Sarah Pekkanen’s signature “gripping” (People) style, The Perfect Neighbors “transforms clichéd suburban troubles—from adolescent drama to infidelity—into a compelling, suspenseful tale” (Kirkus Reviews).

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices
Author: Reading Group Choices
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0975974475
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lake of Dreams

The Lake of Dreams
Author: Kim Edwards
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101475348
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Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, an arresting novel of one family's secret history Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards’s The Lake of Dreams is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found. Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade earlier. She returns to her hometown in Upstate New York, The Lake of Dreams, and, late one night, she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects. They appear to be idle curiosities, but soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family's past, one that will radically change her—and the future of her family—forever. The Lake of Dreams will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller.

Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy 3

Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy  3
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524790073
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola and her friends' whirlwind tour of the galaxy isn't about to stop! The Space Brigade's third adventure takes them to a strange pair of planets that couldn't be more different. On one side is a planet covered in volcanoes. On the other side, a beautiful place full of daydreamy poets. Nicola and the Space Brigade find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the two, and must find a way to make peace before it's too late!

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781250069818
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nine Perfect Strangers now on sale “Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami Herald “Captivating, suspenseful...tantalizing.” —People Magazine The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question:What if we hadn’t gone? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

The Husband s Secret

The Husband s Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781405911672
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Release: 2013-08-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She finds an envelope: 'To be opened in the event of my death'. It's her husband's handwriting. But he's still alive . . . THE ENTHRALLING MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER ABOUT SECRETS, FAMILY AND THE DANGER OF THE TRUTH 'STAGGERINGLY BRILLIANT' Sophie Hannah 'ANOTHER MASTERCLASS' Grazia _________ Cecilia Fitzpatrick thought she knew her husband. That is until she finds an envelope with his writing on: 'to be opened in the event of my death'. She opens it, and learns a shocking truth he has never dared reveal. Now Cecilia faces a terrible choice. Because revealing her husband's secret will hurt those she loves the most . . . But could the consequences of staying silent be worse? *APPLES NEVER FALL, the new novel from Liane Moriarty, is available for pre-order now* _________ 'Finely wrought tension holds up until the final page' TELEGRAPH 'A tense, page-turning story which gradually draws everyone together in a devastating climax' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Dark and compelling . . . a must read' SUN

The Husband s Secret

The Husband s Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101636237
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Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES. One of the Best Books of the Year—Entertainment Weekly One of the Top Ten Books of the Year—People At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that’s not meant to be read… My darling Cecilia, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive… Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. But that letter is about to change everything—and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they, too, are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Three Wishes

Three Wishes
Author: Liane Moriarty
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780061856914
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The funny, heartwarming, and completely charming first novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies. Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle, beautiful thirty-three-year-old triplets, seem to attract attention everywhere they go. Together, laughter, drama, and mayhem follow them, but apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs. Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love. In this wise, witty, and hilarious novel, we follow the Kettle sisters through their tumultuous thirty-third year as they deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions, and the fabulous, frustrating life of forever being part of a trio.

The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay

The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay
Author: Rebecca Sparrow
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780702252297
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Release: 2013-07-01
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bubble skirts. Transvision Vamp. Corkscrew perms. ‘21 Jump Street’. It's 1989 and Rachel Hill is the girl most likely to succeed. And the girl most likely to have everything under control ... that is, until her father invites the moody Nick McGowan to live with them. With the help of her best friend Zoe, Rachel battens down the hatches in preparation for Nick McGowan to move into her old bedroom and into her life. Nick immediately labels Rachel as uptight. With bad taste in music. Rachel immediately labels Nick a no-hoper. With a bad attitude. But it's a secret from Nick's past that will draw them together and make the year Nick McGowan came to stay one that Rachel will never forget. From the bestselling author of The Girl Most Likely.

Rebel Queen

Rebel Queen
Author: Michelle Moran
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781476716367
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest ... But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies--one male and one female--and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves.

So Close to Being the Sh t Y all Don t Even Know

So Close to Being the Sh t  Y all Don t Even Know
Author: Retta
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250109354
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Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom—like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time—but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling “dirty” jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton," Retta’s unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you’ll cry. Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you’ll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too.