Today Will Be Different
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Today Will Be Different


A genius novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions when she awakes to a strange, new future unfolding.

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.

Title:Today Will Be Different
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:259 pages

    Today Will Be Different Reviews

  • Laura
    Jun 12, 2016

    (This review can also be found at The Slattern: VU, so much deja vu...This is a (sort of) sequel to Where'd You Go Bernadette, and there are several simil...

  • Diane
    Oct 18, 2016

    I had been enjoying the first part of this novel, and then about halfway through I abruptly hit a wall where the quirkiness and mania and frenzied story jumping got so aggravating that I abandoned the...

  • Rebecca Foster
    Jul 08, 2016

    Bernadette fans, prepare for disappointment. There’s nothing that bad about the story of middle-aged animator Eleanor Flood, her hand-surgeon-to-the-stars husband Joe, and their precocious kid Timby...

  • Melki
    Nov 05, 2016

    "Joe," I said. "Do you think I'm a mean person?""You're not a mean person," he immediately answered, and paused. "You're a mean nice person. Big difference."Since I'm one of the three people on earth ...

  • Jessica
    Oct 14, 2016

    I think I'm the only person in the world who thought Let It Go was kind of a bland song. (stick with me for a second, there's a point here)There was a moment in time when everyone, and not just tweens...

  • Julie
    Mar 22, 2017

    Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple is a 2016 Little, Brown and Company publication. I may be the only person on earth who has not read ‘Where did you go, Bernadette?’ the much acclaimed novel...

  • Eve
    Nov 17, 2016

    "Today I will be my best self, the person I'm capable of being. Today will be different..." –Eleanor FloodDo you ever scroll through your friends' Instagram pictures, their Facebook family vacation...

  • Jill
    Jul 17, 2016

    Forget about Where’d You Go, Bernadette. On second thought, don’t forget about it. There are certain similarities: the Seattle setting, the razor-sharp wisecracks, the punchy humor, the precocious...

  • Elyse
    Nov 02, 2016

    Everything starts out promising.....on the FIRST PAGE.....then it's a little roller coaster ride -- the dips -- and the highs.Our narrator tells us "Today will be different".... she will look people i...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Oct 31, 2016

    Find all of my reviews at: StarsEleanor has decided that today will be different. Basically that amounts to she will try hard not to suck so much at life. But lif...