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Reading Group Guide

Discussion Questions


1. How do secrets work in this book? Why are there so many of them, and how do they relate to each other and/or move the story along?

2. How did you feel about the character named Rocky’s Menopausal Body?

3. This is, to some extent, a book about a long marriage. What are your thoughts about Rocky and Nick’s relationship?

4. What about Rocky’s relationships with her young adult kids? Her own aging parents?

5. Did you have a favorite character?

6. If you could have given a single piece of advice to one of the characters, what would it have been?

7. How important do you think the setting was to the way the story unfolded?

8. Does this book actually have a plot, and how would you describe it?

9. Did it end the way you thought it would? Was the ending delightful, satisfying, annoying, enraging or none of the above?

by Catherine Newman

  • Publication Date: June 18, 2024
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0063345161
  • ISBN-13: 9780063345164