Introducing a fresh new voice in women's fiction...
Unlike her beautiful fraternal twin, Alex, Lindsey Rose has made her successful career in advertising the thing that sets her apart from her sister. She's worked hard to get to where she has, working crazy hours, sacrificing a social life and living on cold mushroom and olive pizzas at 3am. But it's all worth it. She's the clever one, the successful one, the girl most likely to have it all. And she's just about to get it.
On the cusp of landing her biggest client yet, and being named Creative Vice President of the elite New York advertising agency she has dedicated her life to, everything changes when she realises that sometimes, the hard-working good girl doesn't get to the top. Actually, Lindsey's starting to think that, just like when she was growing up; it's always the pretty ones that get what they want. After all, who cares that her sister is a minor TV celebrity with a weekly 5-minute slot when she's beautiful and about to marry the perfect man. And her weekly TV slot has been bumped up to two nights a week.
Trying to sort her life out, Lindsey flees her life in New York to live with her parents in Maryland but the move also brings her closer to her sister, bringing to the surface her old feelings of inadequacy and living in the shadow of perfect, beautiful Alex. Things get even more complicated when a long-held family secret is unleashed, forcing both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.
'Fresh and funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made me laugh out loud. I was completely drawn into Lindsey's world.'- Jennifer Weiner, author of Best Friends Forever and In Her Shoes.
Sarah Pekkanen was born in New York and is an accomplished journalist whose work has spanned the political to the personal. She is married with three sons.
The Opposite of Me is her first book and rights have been sold in Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany and Holland.
Review: Charming & funny story about the desire to have it all, family bonds and the relationships that complicate & define us.
The Opposite of Me
Simon and Schuster
Author: Sarah Pekkanen