All You Could Ask For: A Novel (Paperback)
All You Could Ask For, debut novel by Mike Greenberg, cohost of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, is a tender and insightful story of friendship and love, heartbreak and renewal, played out in the lives of three unforgettable women.
Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for fifteen years. Even after the C-section, the dog poop, the stomach viruses and the coffee breath, Scott always winks at her in just the right moments. That is why, for her beloved, romantic, successful husband’s fortieth birthday, she is giving him pictures. Of herself. Naked.
Newlywed Samantha learns of her husband’s cheating heart when she finds the goods on his computer.
High-powered career woman Katherine works with heartbreaker Phillip, the man who hurt her early on in her career.
Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine don’t know each other, but their stories are about to intertwine in ways no one could have imagined.
And all three are about to discover the power of friendship to conquer adversity, the satisfaction of unexpected delights, the incredible difference one human being can have on other lives--and that they have all they could ask for, as long as they have each other.
“Funny and moving.”
“Delves with authenticity and compassion into the lives and minds of three female characters . . . This well-written page-turner by a surprising author . . . features true-to-life characters who are entertaining and compelling. A must read for fans of smart women’s fiction.”
“Upbeat [and] snappy.”
“The shared adversity these women face is portrayed realistically and tenderly . . . The three women are well drawn, and Greenberg displays an admirable ear for realistic dialogue. Fans of Deborah Copaken Konan, Sarah Pekkanen, and contemporary ensemble fiction will enjoy this debut novel.”
“Mike is as clever, astute, and perceptive as he is brilliant. He has beautifully pulled off the three female voices in this novel -- a rare feat for a man -- with tremendous wisdom and insight. I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
“Who would have guessed that a guy who works for ESPN could write such a terrific novel for women? . . . This book, and these women, surprised me all the way through, and moved me to tears and laughter both.”
“I’m proud of Greeny. His characters could be anybody’s mother, sister or best friend. We can all relate in one way or another to their relationships and lives.”
“He may be the ‘king of guy talk,’ but wait until you read the way he writes women.”
“I read All You Could Ask For with slack-jawed admiration. Hands-down rookie of the year!”
“ESPN radio host Mike Greenberg makes his living on guy talk, but who knew he had a gift for girl gab, too?...This novel celebrates women and the bonds that tie them together. Readers looking for a page turner about friendship, and finding meaning in one’s life, will be satisfied.”