their children together, telling the intimate secrets of the past,
helping each other cope with their less than perfect marriages
— to laugh at what is not perfect in life and appreciate
what is — this is the story of the attraction of opposites,
of the friendship we all once had and wish we had held onto.
Originally published to stunning international
now back in print with an AfterWord by the author,
Adult Education is…
"An engaging, engrossing, sometimes wallopingly
funny novel...The discovery of Jaffee is a delight."
—The Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful novel; funny and heartbreaking,
cruelly satiric and tender."
— Joyce Carol Oates
"An exuberant chronicle of growing up…a
poignant and funny and wholly recognizable picture of our times."
— Rosellen Brown
"Fervent and funny…There's no soft
focus, no airbursh. She launches into details about which women
are matter-of-fact and men are notoriously squeamish. Becca's
water breaks, her breasts leak. Becca behaves, for the most part,
the way women do when men aren't watching."
— The Washington Post
"A fine, strong work, one that frequently
strikes to the heart of the fearful complexities inherent in human
— The Dallas Morning News
Jaffee is the author of The Dangerous Age
(Leapfrog) and Recent History (Putnam). She lives on the Delaware
River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is at work on a new novel
about writing women.
$14.95 / A Leapfrog Press Paperback Reprint
230 Pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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