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How Hard Can It Be?

Allison Pearson

Seven years have passed since we last saw London executive and supermom Kate Reddy in I Don't Know How She Does It (2002). Kate is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis that leaves her desperate to restart her career after years away from the workplace. Can Kate reclaim her rightful place at the very hedge fund she founded? Will she rekindle an old flame? Surely it will all work out in the end. After all, how hard can it be? A sharply funny ode to motherhood.