Pretty Much Screwed by Jenna McCarthy

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Photo Credit: Berkely, July 7th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Pretty Much Screwed

When Charlotte’s best friend, Lizzy, begins the process of getting a divorce; Charlotte supports Lizzy (while secretly being relieved that she’s not the one having to go on dates, get out there and meet people, reinvent her whole life- while being a mom AND competing with 20 year olds for available me).

Is Charlotte’s marriage perfect? No. Her husband doesn’t listen. She wishes that he would pick presents for her birthday that she wants, instead of things that no woman wants for birthdays (Toasters, anyone?) Charlotte actually finds herself annoyed at her husband fairly frequently. But he’s her husband and she loves him- plus they have the 2 kids.

Then the bomb……

He wants a divorce. Now Charlotte is on the other side- the wondering what she’ll do, the learning the joys terror of online dating, and so much more.

Just when Charlotte feels life is settled, things are good- she’s gotten used to being divorced, her life is flourishing, she’s lost weight! Life throws another curveball- and maybe even a lemon.

What will Charlotte do? Make some lemonade, of course!


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Full disclosure: When this book showed up in my mailbox, I thought it said Jenny McCarthy and was like “Oh… when did she write a book?” However, closer inspection (and a flip to the back cover to see a different picture) showed me that Jenna and Jenny- while sharing the same last name- were not the same people!

The Good:

The cover. It’s fun. It’s cute. Eye-catching. It’s a keeper!

The plot. Is it fully original? No. But that’s ok- because it’s a plot that entertains.

The characters. I liked Charlotte quite a bit. Lizzy, too. The dialogue between them was priceless.


This book has the potential to make you laugh a lot. It’s got some funny parts and it even has a kernel or two of a life lesson. After finishing the book, I tweeted “Someone call Hollywood and Kate Hudson- PREETY MUCH SCREWED needs to be made into a movie.”

Final thoughts: Cute book. I was entertained. I would check out another Jenna McCarthy book- however, while I enjoyed the book, I personally feel that this would make an even better movie. Someone call Hollywood and pass the popcorn!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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