By Jen Lancaster
The moment novel from the New York occasions bestselling writer of If You have been the following takes us again to the hair steel 80's.
Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago highschool, Lissy Ryder doesn’t comprehend why her glory days ended. again then, she used to be worshipped...beloved...feared. modern, now not lots. She’s been pink-slipped from her high-paying task, dumped through her husband and kicked out of her condominium. Now, at thirty-seven, she’s suffering to begin a enterprise out of her mom and dad’ storage and dozing less than the hair-band posters in her previous bed room.
Lissy eventually realizes karma is the single complain higher than she was once. Her current is depressing as a result of her previous. yet it’s unlike she will be able to return in time and alter who she was...or can she?
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I attempt to concentration my eyes at the paper-towel holder whereas I gather my wits. I’m uncertain if i need to barf or scream. “Does this suggest I don’t get to invent fb? ” Deva shrugs. “Can you do it within the subsequent couple of weeks? ” “Probably now not. The squad’s received to profit 3 new exercises sooner than homecoming, and i've an English midterm. ” Deva pats my shoulder. “That’s unlucky. incidentally, I observed your squad perform the SuperLiss. spinoff, yet i love it. jogs my memory of a Zulu dance I observed in sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s a thought—what if the ladies bared their breasts just like the tribeswomen? that may believe extra actual for me. probably select a beaded skirt? Oh, you’ve now not lived until eventually you notice Zulu beadwork! So difficult! So colourful! So—” I get up and start to speed. “Are you making plans on explaining what occurred or should still we preserve making small speak? ‘Nice climate this present day! and the way ’bout them LT Lions? imagine we’ll beat Hinsdale crucial on the homecoming video game? ’” Deva shakes a wide finger at me. “You’re nonetheless humorous, Lissy Ryder. ” “And you’re nonetheless freaking me out. do we talk about all of this”—I sweep my hands round the women’ room—“before i've got a panic assault after which discover Ativan’s now not but been invented? ” It takes a great part an hour of tangents, diversions, and unique travelogues until eventually i ultimately combat the entire tale out of Deva. essentially, the fluid she gave me has the power to change time. every one drop of the tonic is the same as one hour long ago. With the quantity I ingested, I will be the following in 1991 for 2 extra weeks, as I’ve already been the following per week. whilst the potion wears off, I’ll get up precisely whilst and the place i used to be while I drank it. “How may you recognize I’d drink part the bottle? You instructed me to exploit it sparingly,” I protest. “Lissy Ryder, you’re as predictable because the tides. considering that while do you hearken to what an individual tells you? ” Deva supplies me a playful chuck at the arm. Touché. “But what am I presupposed to do for the subsequent weeks? ” I ask. “If I’m simply going again to my depressing existence, what used to be the total aspect of this workout? to teach me how remarkable every little thing was once? to ensure I don’t have adequate time to invent fb? ” Deva turns out a bit dissatisfied in my query. “How repeatedly do i need to inform you, Lissy Ryder? the purpose is to accomplish readability, function, and internal peace. ” She narrows her eyes. “You do notice your journey’s no longer approximately ripping off that great Mark Zuckerberg, correct? ” I shrug. “I used to be nonetheless type of hoping i'll make it paintings. ” This succeeds in eventually damn her. “Do you would like me to spell this out? Lissy Ryder, we’re here—you’re here—because you’re soul-sick. There’s a gloomy cloud round you. I went out on a limb for you simply because I’ve by no means visible someone who generates worse karma. ” Likely simply because she’s by no means met Mamma. “Well, what am I presupposed to do approximately it? ” “You’re intended to take an extended, tough examine your previous. What do you spot? What could you modify approximately your self? What works? What doesn’t? What’s the resource of why you're the approach you're?