Episode 23: Rachel’s Holiday

We discuss Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes. Jackie and Shelley talk about Rachel’s rehab escapades, navigating the difficult transition from your 20s to your 30s, and explore how their own romantic relationships withstood the ups and downs of getting sober.

About Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

What to expect: A fictional novel about Rachel Walsh’s trip to rehab

“The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh. And Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel’s love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room. It will also cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores.

When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Ireland’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. Perhaps it will be lovely—spa treatments, celebrities, that kind of thing. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.”

— Rachel’s Holiday

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