None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive is a humorous book about a certain, relatively brief period in every married mother’s life, amplified up to eleven.
Ramona is having an epically bad day. First, a hurricane is approaching and strangely that is not the worst news. After picking up her small children from their closing schools and hurrying home, Ramona finds her husband sleeping with another woman. She must also deal with her younger boss who just doesn’t understand her responsibilities, her aging mother, and potty training with no bathroom in sight. Whoa! Alexander’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day is looking better in comparison.
So, what does that have to do with Prince? Not much. Ramona is a Prince fan. When he died, it hit her hard. She looks back at her carefree single life with nostalgic longing.
I so wanted to love None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive, but I didn’t. However, I think I’ve just been away from this time in my life for too long. If you are a young mother now, this will probably be a hoot. 3 stars.
Thanks to Atria Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.