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Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On

Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On

by Candace Walsh
     
 

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It’s time to get past the idea that divorce equals failure. Sure, it may not be what you had in mind when you walked down the aisle, but if it’s the escape hatch into a better life, it should be filled with more promise. It can be celebrated.

Ask Me About My Divorce is a spicy, fun, riveting collection of essays by women from all walks of

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It’s time to get past the idea that divorce equals failure. Sure, it may not be what you had in mind when you walked down the aisle, but if it’s the escape hatch into a better life, it should be filled with more promise. It can be celebrated.

Ask Me About My Divorce is a spicy, fun, riveting collection of essays by women from all walks of life. With the unifying thread "I got divorced, and the world came into view," the words within will make readers laugh, cry, nod their heads, and feel inspired to do what they need to for themselves. These aren't stories from women tiptoeing around a difficult subject — they're about the ways divorce can be, in fact, a new lease on life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

In keeping with the almost defiant title, this collection of 29 essays is a mixture of ballsy and introspective, humorous and bleak-though never bleak for long. Though individual and quirky, these essays share a theme. As Julie Hammonds writes pithily in "The Love List": "What to do next with my life? Where to go? Who to become? Big questions, fear inducing." She decided to travel solo for six months. And while the economic effects of divorce are all too real, each woman has a chance to become stronger, more herself. As Marrit Ingman says with delightful economy in "Breakup Buddies," "Our fortunes declined. But at the same time, our struggles had a reason, at last. Bad odds were better than no chance at all." Editor Walsh (Moving to New York) steps up the honesty in revealing that she left her unhappy marriage after falling in love with her female therapist, ultimately finding her true love via Match.com. These stories of exploration and change, whether tentative or bold, will inspire readers who are questioning their own status. (June)

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"Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On, edited by Mothering's Features Editor, Candace Walsh, is a collection of dynamic, reflective, well-written essays that deftly illuminate the transformative potential of loss. These are stories of brave women, including Mothering contributor Amé Solomon and former Managing Editor Rozella Kennedy, who used devastating circumstances to successfully reinvent their lives. If you've checked into the Heartbreak Hotel, let this inspiring book encourage you to take the next healing step."
Mothering Magazine

"This collection of 29 essays, all written by women for women, aims to show that getting divorced does not equal failure and can be the start of a new, positive life…Most divorce-themed books focus on legal or financial aspects or target a specific age group; this one allows women to recount their experiences as a theraputic exercise for themselves and other divorcées.
Library Journal

"A divorce is a shameful thing, or so we tend to think, says Candace Walsh, editor of the essay collection Ask Me About My Divorce: Women Open Up About Moving On. But rather than see divorce as something ignoble or embarrassing, Walsh says, we ought to put a failed marriage in its place: It was something that worked once but doesn't anymore. Viewed that way, a divorce is a healthy way to reclaim the rest of your life.
-Body + Soul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786744817
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/21/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
699,344
File size:
369 KB

Meet the Author


Candace Walsh has been a freelance writer for almost fifteen years. She has written for Blender, New York Magazine, Mademoiselle, Newsday, Sunset, Travel & Leisure, Mothering, German Vogue, Food & Wine, and more. Walsh is the articles editor at Mothering, co-founded Mamalicious magazine, and has written three books: Moving to New York (Running Press), American Atelier (Gibbs Smith) and Stone Design for the Home (Gibbs Smith). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Contributors include: Heidi K. Brown, Laura Lee Carter, Jessica Cerretani, Theresa Coates, Anne Field, Spike Gillespie, Julie Geen, Janet Hardy, Sonja Herbert, Amy Hudock, Marrit Ingman, Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant, Melanie Jones, Rozella Kennedy, Reenita Malhotra, Theo Pauline Nestor, Michele Peterson, Sabrina Porterfield, Michal Reed, Sue Sanders, Elaine Soloway, and Samantha Waltz.

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