208 pages, Gebunden mit Lesebändchen
First day of sale: 17.05.2023
Aufrappeln / Picking Up the Pieces
Auto-Fiction, ca. 208 pages
A funny, honest, and moving book about separation, patchwork families and our perception of love
“Poznan poignantly describes the fragility and fleeting nature of happiness, love, and family, touchingly yet without too much pathos. Her book offers no rapid twists and turns, but succeeds in bewitching you all the same.” Sarah Borufka, DER TAGESSPIEGEL on Excellent Prospect
"Wonderfully honest and entertaining." Daniele Stohn, BRIGITTE on Excellent Prospect
“I read the first page and fell instantly in love.”
Katharina Mahrenholtz on Excellent Prospect
Judith walks into the bathroom on Good Friday morning and discovers something she hadn’t expected: there’s a rat staring up at her from the toilet bowl. The next few days are no better, when her boyfriend tells her he’s leaving her out of the blue. Everything had been going swimmingly and then... not so much. Judith sits on the sofa as the father of her child picks up his bag, steps out of their flat and quietly shuts the door behind him. Suddenly, she’s a single parent.
The months that follow are not easy. The whole world seems to fall apart, more than once. But it hasn’t. She’s all out of sorts. No one usually has to see their ex the day after the break-up — unless they’re a parent, of course. The goal is to stop being a couple but continue parenting together. They need a new plan for the three of them, for their new patchwork family, and for Judith as a mother and a single woman.
In Picking Up the Pieces, Judith Poznan explains exactly how it works. She shares the sad and serious moments, but also the ridiculous and humorous following a turning point in her life. Earnest, warm, and funny.
Judith Poznan was born in 1986 in Berlin-Lichtenberg. After training as a bookseller, she studied literature and journalism at the Free University of Berlin. She writes regularly for Eltern-Magazin, Berliner Zeitung and Spiegel Online. With her Instagram account (@judith_poznan), she reaches thousands of followers every day. Judith Poznan lives with her family in Berlin.