Like most thirty-something single women, Anna David wondered if she'd made the right choices thus far in life. Yes, she was successful. Yes, she'd written many articles on sex and dating. But now she is questioning whether putting her work life first was smart. Where are the 2.5 kids and husband? It was like "coming out of a blackout and discovering that you're in the process of losing a game of musical chairs--one you didn't even know you wanted to play." Well said, Anna.
Then Anna discovers Helen Gurley Brown's 1960s book, Sex and The Single Girl. An idea hits. Anna devotes to living Gurley Brown's way and trying every suggestion in the book for becoming more feminine and meeting men. So begins Anna's empowering yearlong journey to Gurley-afying herself.
Falling for Me started off strong. I was rooting for Anna to explore life by revamping her apartment, learning how to cook, to start online dating, etc. I eagerly continued reading to see how a book that originally came out in 1962 would dramatically change a woman's approach to dating, mating, and living. But then I kind of lost interest toward the end. I most relate it to Eat, Pray, Love. While it was uplifting and motivational, it was missing the element of surprise. If you're at this point in your life, then this book is great. You may even challenge yourself to Gurley-afy too. I recommend it for those that liked Eat, Pray, Love. But if you are past this point in life or not quite there yet, it may be a drawn out read. I did walk away with a revelation though: If I were me, I'd fall for me too.
Check out the video trailer below and see if this fresh, new and cute concept for a memoir interests you. Falling for Me will release on October 11, 2011. To pre-order a copy or add to your wish list, click the picture above or the title link below.
Disclosure: I received this book directly from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Title: Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love
Author: Anna David
Published: October 2011
Pages: 227 pages
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