Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match
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Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match

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by Amy Spencer

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Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide and Getting the Love You Want
"This is a book of hope helping those looking for their other half move from pessimism to hope and from fantasy to reality. A must read for singles looking for love.”

Jillian Michaels, fitness trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and bestselling author of
Master Your Metabolism
“IF YOU’RE SINGLE, drop everything and read this book. It will completely change dating for you as you know it. I can work out your body, but Amy will get your love life in shape!”

Harper’s Bazaar
, February 2010
"Disillusioned by dating? Meeting Your Half-Orange is the ultimate pep talk.”

, March 2010
“Tear up your old list for your ideal mate, says Amy Spencer, author of the new book Meeting Your Half-Orange. Forget the superficial musts . . . and focus on how you want to feel in the relationship.”

Cosmopolitan U.K. , February 2010

"Meeting Your Half-Orange by Amy Spencer is a dating guide with a difference.”

Laurie Sandell, author of The Impostor’s Daughter
“I could not put this book down. Amy Spencer cuts through the scrap heap of self-help literature with a guide to life that is so joyful—so utterly helpful—you can consolidate that library into one. Women and men looking for love, meet your new guru.”

Star magazine, February 8, 2010
“Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this upbeat book from relationship expert Amy Spencer. She thinks there’s a Mr. Right, or half-orange, for everyone, and the only way to find him is by being yourself. Sounds tasty!”

Actress Diane Farr, Californication and Rescue Me
“Where the heck was this book when I was single? It would have saved me years of frustration! I’ll be recommending Meeting Your Half-Orange to every ‘single’ person I know.”

Joanna Bober, magazine editor

“I feel like Amy is absolutely hitting on every issue that spins around in the brain of a single woman, even the ones that I couldn’t explain to myself. This book is a gift to women.”

BookPage, February 2010
“In Meeting Your Half-Orange, Amy Spencer helps singles harness the power of optimism to find their other halves. If your glass is empty . . . you may be the person who needs it most.”

Skirt! Boston
, January 21, 2010
“If you're constantly looking for love, stop the search, and pick up Amy Spencer's new dating guide Meeting Your Half-Orange. This optimistic and unique take on relationships and what we truly want in our other-halves is unlike your typical "go seek our Mr. Right" self-help book. Instead, Spencer advocates for establishing yourself as an individual and learning to accept yourself for who you are, rather than transforming to cater to the needs of a potential boyfriend.”

magazine, February 16, 2010
“Snaps to Spencer for putting ‘upbeat’ right there in the title. Nearly every other dating book screams at women with phrases such as ‘find love now!’ or ‘stop making dumb mistakes!’ This text—half memoir, half advice book—takes the perspective of an honest, encouraging friend who’s been there.”

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Amy Spencer is a relationship expert who writes for Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Page Six Magazine, Cosmopolitan,, and others, and was the host of the call-in advice show Sex Files on Sirius Satellite Radio's Maxim channel. She lives in Venice, CA.

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Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing, the cover even caught my eye.
EmilyZ7 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Being a single woman, dating can get a little exhausting (even roller-coaster-esque!) You meet someone, start to get excited about it, it doesn't work out, and then you are discouraged. Sometimes most of those steps happen on the first date! Eventually you just don't care anymore, and don't even let yourself get excited--it's just another date. You figure you'll get excited when (if) it works out. But read this book, and you will have an entirely new view of the whole process. Spencer has been there and GETS it, and she relates (and communicates) in a way that makes you feel understood. Then she turns your ideas about dating upside down and makes it fun and exciting again. This book is based on the idea that you have control over your life, how you react, what you think, and the energy you put off to others. Quoting the latest research on behavior, mood, and happiness, this is no "woo-woo" guide full of random opinions. She gives you the whys and the hows behind what she says, and builds a very convincing case for changing how you approach dating (and the rest of your life as well!) She also gives very easy, specific ways to put yourself in a great mental space and stay there. But most importantly, you come away from reading this book with a new hope, faith, and confidence that you can have exactly what you want, just the way you want it, and that you shouldn't settle for anything less. Maybe that's just what I wanted to hear (and I'm naive for believing it!), but it makes me feel good to go there. And I intend to stay. Highly recommended!
PC73 More than 1 year ago
If you have been wishing to find or have been wondering HOW to find your better half, this is the book for you. The book is very down to earth, entertaining, and a fun read.
trigirl72 More than 1 year ago
After reading this book that was recommended to me by a friend, I have to now recommend it to all single women out there still looking for their "half orange"! I loved every moment of this book. Starting practicing the exercises the author addressed! I know that my half orange if just around the corner and that I will get everything I am looking for in my BIG LOVE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a fabulous book! I read it all in one sitting. It makes you think about the way your attitude influences your life - from your everyday encounters with people and situations, to your quest for your "half-orange". Only a few pages into the book, I began to have a better outlook on being single, and life in general. The book is incredibly easy to read and very enjoyable. I have been able to look at not-so-good relationships and dates and pick out exactly what was missing from them, and use that information to look for what I really do want. I have also gained a more optimistic perspective on life in general, and have tried to remember everyday what Amy says in this fantastic book. Thanks Amy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meeting Your Half-Orange was a real upbeat book. It's about finding your better half and how to do it. I liked the positivity in this book and would recommend it to friends.
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