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Book Club Movie Night: I Don't Know How She Does It

Allison Pearson’s debut novel I Don’t Know How She Does It is now a major motion picture starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate Reddy: hedge-fund manager, wife, mother of two, and champion life-juggler. Douglas McGrath (Infamous, Emma) directs a cast that also includes Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Christina Hendricks, Kelsey Grammer, Seth Meyers, and Olivia Munn. A great book turned great movie? Sounds like the perfect night out for your book club!

The movie opens on September 16th, and early reviews have been excellent, with David Edelstein at New York Magazine offering particular praise for the book and the excellent cast: “McKenna has a lively source in Allison Pearson’s novel I Don’t Know How She Does It… Parker reminds you what a dizzy, all-in, high-risk comic actress she can be… Christina Hendricks (best friend) is giddy and charming, and Olivia Munn has contrived the perfect voice for Kate’s joyless assistant.”

Click here to official the movie’s official website, where you can watch the trailer, learn about the film’s fabulous fashions, and play “How Does She Do It?!: The Game”

Plus, click here to read an except from the book, click here to download our reading group guide. Allison Pearson fans should also click here to enter our I Think I Love You sweepstakes—winners will receive a copy of Allison’s latest novel!