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Terms and Conditions (Paperback)
An ambitious single woman. A lifelong goal within reach. Will Manhattan's unexpected challenges turn her fantasy into a disaster?
After ten lackluster years in a dead-end job, Jane Desmond can't wait to pursue her enduring ambition of a career in the glittering NYC literary scene. But the city starts throwing her curveballs the moment she arrives and what's worse, her nervous mother, petrified for Jane's safety, won't stop texting her. Determined to reclaim her sanity, Jane posts a selfie challenge to prove to her mom she's living the dream.
As she struggles to find an apartment and blows critical interviews, her online pics tell a very different tale. Caught up in a web of social lies, Jane digs herself deeper with every update. Worried that she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the city and on the verge of calling it quits, she races the clock to get her life together before her parents and friends learn the sad truth.
Can Jane get comfortable in her own skin before the deception comes crashing down around her?
Witty and endearing, Terms and Conditions follows Jane as she discovers the thrill, the challenge, and ultimately the joy of living truly for herself.
About the Author
Helen J. Darling is the author of Terms and Conditions and I'll Know Me When I Find Me. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.
We have all had Jane Desmond moments, dreams squashed under the weight of just paying the rent. Helen J. Darling gives us permission to laugh as Jane falls ALL. THE. WAY. DOWN. You will see yourself in her worst battles and cheer for her tiniest wins. It’s a little Bridget Jones’s Diary mixed with Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Delightful!
Amy Lyle, author of The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book Of Failures and We’re All A Mess, It’s OKI