Lucky Me


Julie Berman seems to have it all: a beautiful home in suburban New Jersey, a loving husband, a budding career  as a freelance journalist, and two great kids. To the outside world, her life is perfect, but behind the façade,  Julie is beginning to suspect that it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart.

Among her worries is the very strong fear that she is turning into her mother–just as neurotic, just as crazy,  and just as consumed by appearances. Then there’s the handsome and quite single editor at the local newspaper  who is clearly interested in more than her prose, which wouldn’t be a problem if only he wasn’t so tempting. Add  to that her moody, monosyllabic teenage son who may or may not be having sex with a new girlfriend (whom Julie’s  not sure she approves of, sex or not) and some unexpected news from her parents, parents who have now begun to  name their household appliances based on how well they perform.

But the final blow comes in the form of a phone call from her daughter, who informs Julie that she plans to run  off with her boyfriend… who just happens to be her college professor.

Lucky Me is a journey into a year when everything in Julie’s life comes to a head, and when she realizes that there are some things you can’t control, especially the people you love.

Lucky Me is for every woman who has ever felt–despite her most valiant efforts–less than perfect.