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Book Review: Trophy Life by Lea Geller

Book Review: Trophy Life by Lea Geller Goodreads

Book Review: Trophy Life by Lea Geller

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Publication Date April 9, 2019

For the last ten years, Agnes Parsons’s biggest challenge has been juggling yoga classes and lunch dates. Her Santa Monica house staff takes care of everything, leaving Agnes to focus on her trophy-wife responsibilities: look perfect, adore her older husband, and wear terribly expensive (if uncomfortable) underwear.

When her husband disappears, leaving Agnes and their infant daughter with no money, no home, and no staff, she is forced to move across the country, where she lands a job teaching at an all-boys boarding school in the Bronx. So long, organic quinoa bowls and sunshine-filled California life. Hello, processed food, pest-infested house, and twelve-year-old-boy humor—all day, every day.

But it’s in this place of second chances (and giant bugs), where Agnes is unexpectedly forced to take care of herself and her daughter, where she finds out the kind of woman she can be. Ultimately, she has to decide if she prefers the woman and mother she has become…or the trophy life she left behind.

Authentic and sharply witty, Trophy Life is proof that granny panties and mom coats might not be the answer to everything; they’re simply comfortable (if slightly unattractive) reminders of what happens when one life ends…and real life begins.

Book Review: Trophy Life by Lea Geller

Reading Trophy Life, I anticipate hijinks, hilarious mom moments & the beloved “you’re better off without him vibe”. After reading it, I realize Lea Geller digs deeper & creates a story about someone truly rediscovering who they are & more important, who they want to be.

Second Chances

I swear, expectations are half a book. Looking a the bright cover & reading the synopsis, I’m expecting a Shopaholic type read. I’m ready to meet a rich girl/mom & ready to see her fall on her face after her money is ripped away from her. Even more, I’m ready to see her get back up again after falling.
With Trophy Life, Lea Geller writes an original second chance type of novel.  This story is much deeper and more inspiring than I ever thought it would or could be. Yes, there are times I want to scream at Agnes. But that’s what happens when we watch someone find his/her way, correct? As we see Agnes struggle, we see her grow as a person. Striped from her luxury lifestyle, she’s able to re-evaluate every single thing in her life. As I think about that now, it’s freeing in many ways. She’s able to start completely over & create a life she is proud of.


I am Really Into This book! Lea Geller writes an inspiring read that may make you rethink your own life & decisions. Trophy Life is fun, insightful & enjoyable.

Special thanks to Lea Geller, Lake Union Publishing & Get Red PR for providing my copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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Book Review: Trophy Life by Lea Geller Author Bio Lea Geller
Lea Geller

Lea Geller is a recovering lawyer who lives in New York with her husband and five children. She began her writing career by blogging about her adventures in the trenches of parenting, and got the idea for Trophy Life when her two sons were in middle school.

When Lea’s not writing and eavesdropping on her children, she can be found running, drinking diner coffee, and occasionally teaching middle-school English. She enjoys embarrassing her family by posting pictures of her vegetable garden on Instagram

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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