Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel GilliesHappens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story by Isabel Gillies

Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

byIsabel Gillies

Paperback | March 2, 2010

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Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life—a handsome, intelligent, loving husband who was a professor; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house in their Midwestern college town; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, the life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. "Happens every day," said a friend.

Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. It is a dizzyingly candid, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away.
Isabel Gillies is an American actress and author. She was born in New York City, New York, on February 9, 1970 and graduated from NYU with a BFA in film. Best known as Kathy Stabler, the wife of Detective Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Gillies played a number of roles in an acting career that spanned several dec...
Title:Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.44 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439126623

ISBN - 13:9781439126622


Editorial Reviews

“I couldn’t help but admire her bravery in exposing the dark side of her seemingly perfect life in such a good-humored, self-effacing way…. You feel nothing but deepest sympathy.”