Anna David is the author of the novels Party Girl and Bought, and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Details, and many other publications. She has appeared on national television programs including Today, Hannity, and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight.
Falling for Me: How I Learned French, Hung Curtains, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love...by Anna David
Like most women, whether they’ve chosen the Fortune 500 career path or have had five kids by 35, Anna David wondered if she’d made the right choices. Then she came upon the book Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan’s fearless leader from the mid-sixties to the late nineties. Immediately connecting with/em>/em>
Like most women, whether they’ve chosen the Fortune 500 career path or have had five kids by 35, Anna David wondered if she’d made the right choices. Then she came upon the book Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan’s fearless leader from the mid-sixties to the late nineties. Immediately connecting with Gurley Brown’s unique message of self-empowerment combined with femininity, Anna vowed to use Sex as a lesson plan, venturing out of her comfort zone in the hope of overcoming the fears and insecurities that had haunted her for years. Embarking on a journey both intensely personal and undeniably universal, she becomes adventurous and spontaneous—reviving her wardrobe and apartment, taking French lessons, dashing off to Seville, and whiling nights away with men she never would have considered before. In the process, she ends up meeting the person really worth changing for: herself.
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In "Falling for Me" Anna David finds herself questioning her life's choices. On one hand she's a successful writer and media personality yet she goes home to a painfully empty apartment at night. She watched as her friends get married and have kids wondering when/if her turn will ever come. Then Helen Gurley Brown's "Sex and the Single Girl" comes to the rescue. David decides to see if the 1960s feminist classic can still help in the 21st century. As it turns out the book sends Anna on a variety of missions, adventures, and chores in a quest to make herself a more attractive package to "the right" man. This makes for great reading as David's sense of humor makes even some of the painful stuff a joy to read. "Falling for Me" is a mile-post in David's growth as a writer because she never shies away, or avoids the ugly stuff in her life as she tells her story. These revelations are important as the reader watches her grow as a person. This is risky and brave thing to do. It pays off. "Falling for Me" is an above average metamorphosis piece, and it can be enjoyed by men as well as women. Anna David shares a narrative that will have you laughing, yelling, shaking your head, and feeling good in almost every chapter. Worth reading.
Every book Anna writes I am more impressed with her skills as a writer and her ability to connect with the audience of whom she writes for. Falling for Me, was an incredibly well written book, as Anna's journey to self improvement and self understanding, leads her through many interesting experiences. It takes a courage to write a Memoir like this that is so raw. Anna leads us through her journey from tears to laughter, from her darkest times to her triumps. This book is about decisions, both good and bad. Hilarious dating site experiences, speed dating, steamy romances, and conquering fears. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever doubted themselves as it was quite inspirational to read. Also, don't let the title fool you, men can learn a lot from this book as well, I know I did.
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Anna David is my favorite author. I loved her other books, Party Girl, Bought,and Reality Matters. I had to take a 3 hour train ride today, and I read the entire book , Falling For Me. Unlike Anna's other books which were sexy, fun , and exciting to read. This book was a personal memoir. Anna was willing to share so much of personal life with us, the reader in this book that I could not put it down. I know that Anna is, a relationship expert, and thanks to Social Networking I know that she is also Single. I felt it was none of my business why she was not married. But Anna wrote this book and explained all of this, her pain, her struggles, her mistakes. Then finally this life changing decision to follow Helen Gurley Brown's example to live her life by. Anna always cuts through the fog of romance to answer the basic questions. We cannot be in love with a partner unless we fall in love with ourselves. Falling For Me is speaking to me on a deeply personal level. I am age 46, single, with a fear of dying alone. I have difficulty leaving my own comfort zone. I am going to try to learn from Anna's book, Falling For Me to help make vital changes in my own personal life. This book had a deep effect on me. I highly recommend it.
This book will entertain and transform you without you realizing it. It's self-help without the lectures and rainbows.