This reading group guide for Good-bye to All That includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Margo Candela. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Introduction
Raquel Azorian has finally found her niche: the habitual temp worker is just days away from a promotion to junior executive at the prestigious Belmore Corporation. However, right before her big break, her boss suffers a terrible meltdown that precipitates a chain reaction of rotten luck for Raquel. Her sister-in-law, Cricket, won’t stop calling; her brother is showing hints of unfaithfulness in his marriage; and her mother and father separate, leading Mrs. Azorian to spend her days boozing on Raquel’s couch and eating Raquel’s food.
Two men seem poised to change all this. Raquel begins sleeping with Belmore vice president Kyle Martin and discovers marketable hunk Rory from the little-known film Fire House Hero
. Raquel hopes that her relationship with Kyle and the unearthing of Rory will put her back on the fast track to corporate stardom. Will this finally be her big break, or will Belmore prove to be just another paragraph on her professional and personal résumé?