The Status of All Things: A Novel

What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates.

Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history.

Kate’s two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate.

In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet. They raise the questions: What if you could create your picture-perfect life? Would you be happy? Would you still be you? For anyone who’s ever attempted—or failed—to be their perfect self online, this is a story of wisdom and wit that will leave you with new appreciation for the true status of your life.

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3 Comments

  1. Perfect summer read Loved! Such an enjoyable novel! THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS is the perfect summertime book. You simply fall into the story and there isn’t a needless amount of overwriting–just good fun storytelling. Kate is relateable character to anyone who may post a wee bit too much on Facebook and who may make sure when posting a status reveals our awesome selves (cough cough). She can’t help it everyone else seems to having amazing facebook worthy lives. Well everything gets tripped up when her fiance Max…

  2. Humor and heart! I really enjoyed Liz & Lisa’s “Your Perfect Life” and am a big fan of their magic-mixed-with-the-everyday stories. “Status” definitely falls under that heading and does not disappoint! The characters are so real they could be your friends from college, but with the added spice of a little magic mixed into their lives, which keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. 

  3. They are the perfect couple and nothing can come between them Max is late for their wedding rehearsal dinner. Kate is getting a bit nervous, but he will be there, she’s sure of it. They are the perfect couple and nothing can come between them. Unfortunately Max doesn’t feel the same way. He tells her he can’t go through with the wedding. Kate is heartbroken and doesn’t know what went wrong. She doesn’t think she’ll ever get over it, she had the perfect relationship with the perfect man. Everything was exactly the way it…

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