The One Only Author:Emily Giffin Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas -- a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker's legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Wa... more »lker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.
But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea's comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she's chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most -- and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.
Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, "The One & Only" is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.« less
I wanted to like this book- but I just couldn't. The opening scene is at a funeral, and this just drags on and on. The characters did not engage me. I also didn't realize exactly where this story line was going to go by reading the book description, but as soon as I started to get an inkling of where it was headed, I started to get pretty squicked-out.
The third time I fell asleep while listening to this made me decide to return it to the library unfinished. I doubt I'll be reading any more from this author.