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Seattle Writer Maria Semple's Today Will Be Different Is Fine. It's Fine. Everything's Fine.

Maria Semple's Today Will Be Different Is Fine. It's Fine. Everything's Fine by Rich Smith M aria Semple's consistently funny third novel, Today Will Be Different, tracks a woman's existential crisis over the course of a single day. Eleanor Flood is a funny, upper-middle-class Seattleite who has a cool job as the animation director for a successful cartoon. She has a family (and a little dog, Yo-Yo, too) that tolerates and even loves her "unrelentingly verbal" nature.
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