Barbara Berger’s fun novel “The Adventures of Pebble Beach” is out!
Attracted to the wrong men and don’t understand why? Afraid of being alone, getting older and losing your sex appeal? A little sex crazed (or a lot)? And still dreaming of a man who can save you from your life?
Chick Lit meets Self Help in this high-spirited tale of a newly divorced, 40-something woman with two teenage sons who is trying to take control of her life, her sex-crazed body, and her new relationships with men – while struggling to build a career in advertising in the big city. When she realizes how disastrous her relationships with men are and an unsavoury business scandal threatens to ruin her burgeoning career, our brave heroine decides to go to therapy. And so begins one modern woman’s journey of self-discovery.
Barbara Berger’s many readers around the world will be delighted to finally be able to read Barbara’s quirky novel which she originally wrote almost 30 years ago in 1987! Now at long last the book has been released by Roundfire Books (after being revised and updated), offering Barbara’s highly relevant insights into the trials and tribulations of single women and relationship problems, people pleasing, low self-esteem, ageism, sexism, co-dependency, judging people by their appearance, lack of assertiveness, poor people skills, believing your stressful thinking, believing relationship myths, and more… in short, it’s an entertaining, fictional glimpse of the real-life problems that Barbara later explores in her many popular self-help books.
Examples of Pebble Beach talk:
“God it’s crazy to be a middle-aged woman trying to grow up and stay young at the same time.”
“Is there really anybody out there who isn’t either thinking about getting divorced, looking forward to getting divorced, dreading getting divorced, actually getting divorced, recovering from getting divorced, or just plain divorced?”
“It’s just not fair, after all I’ve been through, after all I’ve learned… that I’m never going to get a shot at being young again… For the first time in my life, I’m better equipped to be young than ever before… and now it’s too late.”
Pebble realized she was floundering in a sea of hope and promises sometimes called psychological counseling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rebirthing, Rolfing, gestalt therapy, healing, aura balancing, crystal healing, encounter groups, sister-bonding, family therapy, co-dependency support groups, behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, NLP, transactional analysis, bioenergetics, creative visualization, alcoholics anonymous and more. Pebble suspected she needed all of it even if it often sounded like a lot of mumbo-jumbo to her.