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Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It gets a sequel

(Craig Blankenhorn)

Allison Pearson’s international bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It, is getting a sequel.

St. Martin’s Press just acquired the North American rights to the sequel, with publication planned for the fall of 2016. I Don’t Know How She Does It has sold four million copies since it was published in 2002, and was made into a movie in 2011 starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan. 

Pearson’s new novel, which has yet to be titled, stars Kate Reddy once again. But this time around, the heroine is about to turn 50 and is returning to the workforce after some time away. When her husband Richard decides to change careers, Kate becomes the sole breadwinner, and must deal with those demands in addition to menopause, “the challenges of being a parent in the era of social media,” and “ageist discrimination against women in the workplace.”

Says Hope Dellon, Executive Editor of St. Martin’s Press: “Allison Pearson gets it: She nails the stresses and absurdities of everyday life with brilliant insight and compassion and wit. The further adventures of Kate Reddy not only ring absolutely true, but are every bit as hilarious as they are harrowing.”