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Laurie Frankel is the New York Times Bestselling author of four novels, ONE TWO THREE, coming June 8, 2021, THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS, GOODBYE FOR NOW, and THE ATLAS OF LOVE. She lives with her family on a very steep hill in Seattle, but she's an east coaster at heart. She is also a baseball fan, a soup maker, a theater lover, a yoga practicer, a comma expert, and a huge reader. Welcome!! ...more

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A blog post about a blog. I know. I can't believe it either.

It's been a few years since I've kept this blog regularly (and "regularly" was a stretch even then). There's an extent to which blogs are so 2008, and here it is 2020 (so it's dated and plus hoo, wow, 2020 is a very strange year). I'm redoing this website for my out-next-spring new book (!!!) and thought about getting rid of this blog alt Read more of this blog post »
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This Is How It Always Is

4.25 avg rating — 135,466 ratings — published 2017 — 39 editions
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Goodbye for Now

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One Two Three

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The Atlas of Love

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“You can’t tell people what to be, I’m afraid,” said Rosie. “You can only love and support who they already are.”
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

“This is how it always is. You have to make these huge decision on behalf of your kid, this tiny human whose fate and future is entirely in your hands. Who trusts you to know what's good and right and then to be able to make that happen. You never have enough information. You don't get to see the future. And if you screw up - if with your incomplete contradictory information you make the wrong call - nothing less than your child's entire future and happiness is at stake. It's impossible. It's heartbreaking. It's maddening. But there's no alternative."

"Sure there is," she said.

"What?"

"Birth control.”
Laurie Frankel, This Is How It Always Is

“Such a tough life. This is not the easy way."
"No," Penn agreed, "but I'm not sure easy is what I want for the kids anyway."
She looked up at him. "Why the hell not?"
"I mean, if we could have everything, sure. If we can have it all, yeah. I wish them easy, successful, fun-filled lives, crowned with good friends, attentive lovers, heaps of money, intellectual stimulation, and good views out the window. I wish them eternal beauty, international travel, and smart things to watch on tv. But if I can't have everything, if I only get a few, I'm not sure easy makes my wish list."
"Really?"
"Easy is nice. But its not as good as getting to be who you are or stand up for what you believe in," said Penn. "Easy is nice. But I wonder how often it leads to fulfilling work or partnership or being."
"Easy probably rules out having children," Rosie admitted.
"Having children, helping people, making art, inventing anything, leading the way, tackling the world's problems, overcoming your own. I don't know. Not much of what I value in our lives is easy. But there's not much of it I'd trade for easy either, I don't think.”
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Laurie Lindsay (: wrote: "The Atlas of Love: A Novel sounds really good and the cover is so cute. I'm really excited about it. :)"

Thanks Lindsay! You're so sweet. I hope so much you'll like it.


Lindsay Paige The Atlas of Love: A Novel sounds really good and the cover is so cute. I'm really excited about it. :)


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