The Balance Project is a story of loyalty, choices, and balance that will resonate deeply with all women who struggle with this hot-button issue.

Loyal assistant Lucy Cooper works for Katherine Whitney, who seems to have it all: a high-powered job at a multibillion-dollar health and wellness lifestyle company, a successful husband, and two adorable daughters. Now, with the release of her book on work-life balance, Katherine has become a media darling and a hero to working women everywhere. In reality, though, Katherine’s life is starting to fall apart, and Lucy is the one holding it all together, causing her own life—and relationship with her boyfriend Nick—to suffer. When Katherine does something unthinkable to Lucy, Lucy must decide whether to change Katherine’s life forever or continue being her main champion. Her choice will affect the trajectory of both of their lives and lead to opportunities neither one could have imagined.


The Balance Project is a Lean In-esque romp which begs that perennially pertinent question: Can women really have it all?” ―Self magazine

The Balance Project is the perfect read if you’re escaping a hectic schedule and are in need of some work/life balance. Up-and-coming author Susie Schnall brings her popular Balance Project interview series to women’s fiction to tell this inspiring and page-turning story. It’s funny, smart, and thought-provoking.” ―POPSUGAR

“…a fun, thought-provoking novel that features accomplished women struggling to juggle the many demands of their life.” ―Emily Giffin, author of The One & Only and Something Borrowed

“A must-read for any woman who’s struggled to find balance!” ―Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life

“Occasionally funny and always focused, The Balance Project entertains while simultaneously provoking serious thought.” ―Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Destined to become a book club favorite, Susie Orman Schnall’s The Balance Project is a clever, compassionate look at the modern woman’s quest to juggle it all. Schnall’s heartfelt―and, at times, hilarious―storytelling is just like real life, and had me rooting for Lucy from page one.” ―Kristyn Kusek Lewis, author of How Lucky You Are and Save Me

“A smart, refreshing, fast-paced read with twists and turns that will have you turning pages well past your bedtime. Schnall nails her portrayal of two heroines, in different stages of their lives, wrestling with the oft-debated question: Can women really have it all?” ―Emily Liebert, author of You Knew Me When and Those Secrets We Keep

“A fast-paced tale of a twentysomething desperately trying to balance her own life while, ironically, working for a woman known as America’s Darling of Balance. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll enjoy this charming romp, which delivers with heart, depth, and a perfectly satisfying conclusion.” ―Kristin Harmel, bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting and The Life Intended