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Balancing Acts By Zoe Fishman

Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman

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Summary

Charlie seemed to have it all - beauty, brains and a high-paying Wall Street job far away from her simple Midwest upbringing. Then, in the middle of her 'quarter life crisis,' she decides that the banker's life isn't what she wanted after all, quits her job and opens her own yoga studio in Brooklyn.

Balancing Acts Summary

Balancing Acts: A Novel by Zoe Fishman

Charlie seemed to have it all - beauty, brains and a high-paying Wall Street job far away from her simple Midwest upbringing. Then, in the middle of her 'quarter life crisis,' she decides that the banker's life isn't what she wanted after all, quits her job and opens her own yoga studio in Brooklyn. But like any new business, finding customers is an uphill battle. When she hears about her college's 10 year reunion, she straps on her best salesman smile and invades midtown - determined to drum up some business. Unexpectedly, she reconnects with three college classmates - women who, like Charlie, haven't ended up quite where they wanted to in life. Sabine, a romance book editor, still longs to write the novel brewing inside of her. Naomi, a child of the Upper East Side, was an up-and-coming photographer and social darling, but now is a single mom who hasn't picked up her camera in years. Bess, a California girl trying to make it in New York, dreams of being the next Christiane Amanpour, but instead finds herself writing snarky captions for a gossip mag, which is neither satisfying nor rewarding. When Charlie, who has her own past to contend with, signs them up for a weekly beginner's yoga class, they become all too aware of the lack of balance in their lives. Each has to dig deep and fight their inner demons to reconnect with what they truly want out of life. With wit and sensitivity, debut author Zoe Fishman perfectly captures the poignancy, humour, and promise in these four women's lives. "Balancing Acts" is a sincere look at what happens when you're ten years out of college but feel 100 years from who you once were.

Balancing Acts Reviews

"Anyone who has wondered, 'Now what?' about her life will relate to Zoe Fishman's ebullient and wise novel Balancing Acts. The pages flew by and I was sad when my time with these great characters ended-but not too sad to try some yoga." -- Valerie Frankel, author of Thin Is the New Happy

About Zoe Fishman

Zoe Fishman is the author of Driving Lessons, Saving Ruth, and Balancing Acts. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Polish. She's the recipient of many awards, including Target's Breakout and Emerging Author Picks, a New York Post Pick, and has been featured on NBC's "Atlanta & Co." as well as in Publishers Weekly and The Huffington Post. She is currently at work on her next novel, as well as teaching writing at The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Zoe lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.

Additional information

GOR003473630
9780061711800
0061711802
Balancing Acts: A Novel by Zoe Fishman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
2010-03-01
384
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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