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The Guilt Pill

Saumya Dave

What if women could get rid of their guilt?

Maya Patel has it all--her own start-up, a sexy, doting husband, influencer status, and now, a new baby. But behind closed doors, Maya's drowning. Her newborn has taken a toll on her marriage, her best friend won't return her calls, and her company's hanging on by a thread. The worst part? It's all her fault. If she could just be a better boss, mother, wife, daughter, friend... Maybe she wouldn't feel so guilty all the time.

Enter: iconic #girlboss Liz Anderson, who introduces her to the "guilt pill," an experimental supplement that erases female guilt. It's the perfect antidote to Maya's self-blame and imposter syndrome, and she can finally become the woman she's always wanted to be. But there's a catch: the more pills she takes, the more ruthless she becomes. And just as her actions start to threaten all she's built for herself--and the family she's worked so hard to protect--she disappears, leaving behind only one burning question: How could Maya Patel, the face of all working mothers, abandon not only her thriving company, but her baby?

Electric, taut, and sharply observed, The Guilt Pill is a feminist exploration of motherhood, race, ambition, and how the world treats women who dare to have it all.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Park Row
  • Publish Date: Apr 15th, 2025
  • Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Original -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780778368342
  • Categories: Thrillers - PsychologicalFeministCultural Heritage

About the Author

Dave, Saumya: - Saumya Dave is the author of Well-Behaved Indian Women, which was a Lilly Singh book club pick, and What a Happy Family. Both have been optioned for film. She is a psychiatrist, adjunct professor at Mount Sinai, and frequent mental health contributor for NBC News. Dave's essays, articles, and poems have been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, Refinery29, and others. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Praise for this book

"The Guilt Pill is a sharp, insightful, funny and deeply human meditation on motherhood and being your own person and where they intersect. Saumya Dave is one of my favorite writers and she has written her best novel yet." --Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me