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This Beautiful Life: A Novel (P.S.) (edition 2012)

by Helen Schulman

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Title:This Beautiful Life: A Novel (P.S.)
Authors:Helen Schulman
Info:Harper Perennial (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 256 pages
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This story really shows what can happen in this time of the internet. Nothing is safe as it can be sent electronically. once you hit the send button it is out of your control and the kids now don't realize that. They just put everything out there on the internet. This book is a reminder you need to stop and think before you hit the send button. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Narrated by Hillary Huber. This is really more about the internal processes that parents Richard and Liz and their teenage son Jake go through in the wake of the sex video scandal. Although the story is a little too navel-gazing for me, I enjoyed Huber's performance as she voices each character's inner turmoil with emotional depth, giving the listener an intimate experience with the Bergamot family's story. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book was very disappointing. The writing was horrible. The ending was ridiculous. Didn't care for most of the characters. ( )
  Debenola | Dec 25, 2014 |
Interesting look into a family when trouble strikes. A solid read. ( )
  Brainannex | Oct 25, 2013 |
If there is anyone out there that thinks that pressing 'send' to just one friend can't ruin one's life, read this book.
  fcaccese | Oct 1, 2013 |
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Lord, give us what you have already given.
--Ilya Kaminsky, "Envoi"
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For Bruce, Zoe, and Isaac
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Her mouth filled the screen.
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It was human nature, it seemed, to Google. Rediculously tempting, highly addictive, a weakness of the flesh.
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When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared, a jumble of adolescent emotion, he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it has gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy.… (more)

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