Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day.
The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious archnemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety.
Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.) Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way.
With a strong male voice in this narrative there's a lot of swearing but overall it gives the story a genuine and truthful tone. Read morePublished 11 days ago by booj
Recommended by a friend who said it was "summer reading"...maybe so, but meaningful and well written. Read morePublished 20 days ago by M. R. Daniels
This book was a “freebie” for my eReader from an online dealer. As a result of it being free (“if it does cost you something, it is of less value”) I started reading it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by YoyoMitch
Domestic Violets is one of those books that keeps you smiling. Not only are there jokes packed into every chapter, but you can really see yourself in each of the characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nathan Naimark
I really, I mean REALLY loved this book. I normally read female authors, and I so enjoyed a male perspective on the ups & downs of marriage, family challenges, the burnout of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by aKISSinAZ
Very modern enjoyable read. Well written. Characters are likable and you care about them.Published 2 months ago by Ada Ballen