Thorndike Press

I Was Told It Would Get Easier

  • Abbi Waxman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432879375
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879372
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.23 lbs ( .56 kgs)
  • 442 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2021



A USA Today Bestselling Author

Jessica and Emily Burnstein have very different ideas of how this college tour should go. For Emily, it’s a preview of freedom, exploring the possibility of her new and more exciting future. For Jessica, it’s a chance to bond with the daughter she seems to have lost. She isn’t even sure if Emily likes her anymore. To be honest, Jessica isn’t sure she likes herself. Together with a dozen strangers — and two familiar enemies — Jessica and Emily travel the East Coast, meeting up with family and old friends along the way. Surprises and secrets threaten their relationship and, in the end, change it forever.


Customer Reviews

“Waxman shines at creating characters that feel like best friends, inspiring compassion, laughs, and cheers, and fans of Katherine Center and Linda Holmes’ EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER (2019) will adore this.”

— Booklist

“Waxman expertly navigates the fraught shoals of college admissions in this spot-on tale . . . Waxman’s alternating first-person narration from Jessica and Emily rings true, while a memorable supporting cast . . . provide excellent support . . . This sweet treat doesn’t require a college-bound child to enjoy, though anyone who has helped their offspring weather the admissions process will definitely appreciate this sharp send-up.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This book’s strengths are the exploration of the mother-teen daughter dynamics and relationship and the author’s remarkable gift for realistic, witty dialog. VERDICT: Recommended for fans of mother-daughter fiction with both lighthearted and serious moments.”

— Library Journal