Mrs. Everything

ISBN: 9781982164041
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Publisher,Simon & Schuster
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 420 g
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Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.

But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?

In “her most sprawling and intensely personal novel to date” (Entertainment Weekly), Jennifer Weiner tells a “simply unputdownable” (Good Housekeeping) story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
worth reading

This book might be dedicated all the women out there! Wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts,grandmas. It’s one of the good manifestation for uprising women history.

Asrul shaffei

This authors books are just breath taking. I can almost taste, smell, hear and touch the characters that she writes about. Another great novel. Bravo.


This story follows Jo and Bethie through their lives. Starting at 4 & 6 and ending in their 70’s at current day. It follows the struggles, the good times, and overall how to lives of women have changed over the years, and how they have stayed the same.

I ADORED this book. I loved that it spanned several decades and showed the progress we have made, and sadly the progress that has been stalled in women’s movements and human rights movements overall.


This book was EVERYTHING! So powerful, so emotional, so beautiful, so absorbing.provoking saga that spans decades between two sisters, Jo and Bethie.