In The Worst Day of My Life, So Far, acclaimed novelist M. A. Harper takes us into the complex mind of Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman forced to return to a home state she'd rather forget. An unlikely caretaker, Jeanne must come to terms with a past filled with the shadows of her mother—a once vibrant femme fatale now suffering from Alzheimer's. As she watches her mother's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forced to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. An expert at analyzing others while neglecting her own troubles, Jeanne is suddenly squaring off directly with the one person she has tried to avoid: herself.
With witty and acerbic prose, Harper tells the poignant, yet hilarious, story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence. Through the ups and downs of Jeanne, we gradually learn how important it is to confront the thoughts and worries that plague our own lives. A timely legend that shows there are no dead ends in life—only long roads—The Worst Day of My Life, So Far will make you laugh and cry and want more.
M. A. Harper is the author of the novel The Worst Day of My Life, So Far. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
PRAISE FOR THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE, SO FAR
"Readers who think this book will be depressing (and who wouldn't from the title?) will find themselves laughing out loud, and moved to tears."--The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
"A story of real grace and power."--Kirkus Reviews
"An intimate portrait of a mother and a daughter, touching upon sacrifice, forgiveness, frustration, alienation, and understanding."--The Advocate