Karen and Gabe are living the good life. Though middle-aged and decidedly frumpy, they have everything they ever yearned for back when they were Reagan-era yuppies: cool jobs, a Pottery Barn chic crib, a summer home on "the vineyard," and two screaming kids who stay conveniently off stage. But when their best friends suddenly announce their impending divorce, Karen and Gabe find themselves experiencing upper-middle-class existential angst. Lost and scared, they ponder life-changing questions such as whether the Shiraz is too "stringent," and how the heck they will manage to stay together "through the baseline wretchedness" that "all... More >>>
Whine with their dinner: The main characters, save for Andrew Polk¬ís Gabe, salt their conversations with myopic tears.