The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass [NOOK Book]

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Smart, strong, independent—single women can live a fabulous life. Husband not required.


Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single WomanTM, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn’t just resign herself to being single—she enjoys it! Being single has had its stigmas, but Mandy proves it has its ...

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Overview

Smart, strong, independent—single women can live a fabulous life. Husband not required.


Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single WomanTM, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn’t just resign herself to being single—she enjoys it! Being single has had its stigmas, but Mandy proves it has its advantages too, and she uses wisdom and wit to inspire her fellow single ladies to celebrate and live fully in the life God has given them.


Mandy encourages her readers on subjects such as taking chances, building friendships, letting go, and finding a greater purpose. With her help, readers can stop worrying about happily ever after and discover a happy life instead.

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"And why are you still single?" For women, that question, voiced or unvoiced, seems to loom over much of their adult lives, but Mandy Hale refuses to accept its stigma. In fact, her numerous Twitter and blog fans know her as The Single Woman, a banner she carries joyfully there and in this debut book. In this call for independence and a God-centered life, Hale offers encouragement for women who want to make a Happily Ever After that doesn't fit cookie cutter notions. Healthy, affirmative, feisty advice for worshipful women.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400323036
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 16,964
  • File size: 802 KB

Meet the Author

Mandy Hale

Mandy Hale is affectionately known as The Single WomanTM around the world. In just over two years, Mandy has garnered a massive Twitter following of a half a million people from across the globe. With a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous take on life and love.

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The Single Woman

LIFE, LOVE, AND A DASH OF SASS


By MANDY HALE

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2013 Amanda Hale
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4003-2303-6


Excerpt

CHAPTER 1

Happily Single


The Single Woman Says:

Not everything in life has to be about finding The One. Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun.


Being Happily Single doesn't mean you've sworn off love. It doesn't mean you're ready to sign a lifetime oath of singleness, or that you've given up the hope of finding your Happy Ending. It simply means that you're determined to have a Happy Everything. It's recognizing that you don't need or want to be rescued from your life by a handsome prince because your life is pretty awesome as is.

Happily Single is traveling wherever you want, whenever you want. It's doing Zumba around your apartment in your pajamas at midnight and eating ice cream for dinner if the mood strikes. Happily Single is devoting your time to your passions, dreams, and goals without distractions. It's figuring out your path before you join someone else on his. Happily Single is refusing to compromise any part of yourself to fit into a mold someone else created for you. It's having the permission to choose your life rather than having it handed to you, and it's living life on your own terms instead of those that are expected of you.

Happily Single takes a strength that most women will never know. It's refusing to let your life be defined by your relationship status and instead defining it yourself. It's laughing in the face of stigmas and stereotypes. It's showing the world that for you, settling is not an option.

Happily Single is also the precursor to Happily Taken. You simply can't have one without the other.

Happily Single is holding out for the best and letting go of the rest. It's saying "I will and I can" to yourself before you say "I do" to someone else. It means you're not looking for a better half because you are already whole. And ultimately, it means that someday when you do invite someone to join you on your journey, it will be because he complements your life, not because he completes it.


Alone but Not Lonely

The Single Woman Says:

Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them, not because you need them.


I've been thinking a lot lately about the word alone and how it carries such negative connotations. I decided it might be a good idea to look this word up because so many people seem to have such a problem with being alone. Why not get to the bottom of what's so dreaded about this little five-letter word?

The first definition I found reads: "separate, apart, or isolated from others." Now look closely at the second definition: "unique; unequaled; unexcelled."

Think about that. Many people are so terrified to be alone that they settle for loveless relationships or stay trapped in miserable ones for months, even years, on end. But as it turns out, alone means "unique; unequaled; unexcelled." In other words: Unparalleled. Unrepeatable. Unable to be imitated or duplicated. Brave. Fabulously original.

Before you willingly allow yourself out of desperation to be a party of two, to be locked in a cage that was never meant for you, take a moment to reconsider your options. Ask yourself:

* Do I really want to settle for a relationship out of loneliness?

* Can't I still live the life of my dreams, even if it's without the man of my dreams?

* Should I really let the status of my love life stop me from loving my life?

* Do I really want to ground myself just because I happen to be flying solo?

* Do I want to let other people's opinions stop me from bravely charting my own path?


Or do I want to be the woman who might hope to someday find her One and Only ... but who, in the meantime, boldly walks alone and dares anyone to call her lonely?


Single After Thirty—What's with the Panic?

The Single Woman Says:

You don't need a significant other to lead a significant life.


I recently paused on one of my favorite morning shows just long enough to see a promo for an upcoming story called "The Sooner the Better." The tagline was "New studies show that 90 percent of women's eggs are gone by age thirty." I had to assume the news anchor wasn't referring to the kind of eggs you make an omelet with, so I immediately grabbed the remote and flipped off the TV before some know-it-all "expert" could deliver his message of gloom and doom and perform his last rites on my eggs.

When did being single after age thirty become a war zone of warnings and dangers to avoid? "You better get married soon, or you'll be an old maid." "You better hurry before all the good ones are gone." "New studies show that 90 percent of women's eggs are gone by age thirty."

Why is our singleness being treated like a terrorist threat? It's like, "Green—she's dating someone. Whew! No chance of her winding up alone and desperate." Or, "Yellow—uh-oh, another relationship just bit the dust, and she's the one who ended it. She's thirty-one and choosing to be alone! Transition to old maid considered imminent." Or, "Red—she's thirty-four and not willing to go out and marry the first guy she sees even though her eggs are vanishing quicker than the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity meal at IHOP. She's actually taking her time and waiting for Mr. Right. Danger! Danger!"

I would like to propose that everyone put away the scare tactics and take a closer look at the lives of their over-thirty-and-single counterparts. We might not have Prince Charming kneeling in front of us with a glass slipper, but we can afford to buy our own sassy stilettos and escort ourselves to the ball. We pay our own bills, file our own taxes, change our own oil (or cruise on down to Jiffy Lube on Ladies' Day for a half-price oil change, but you get the point), and make a million little independent choices each day without the support of a significant other. It takes guts, bravery, and heart to walk a mile in a single girl's shoes. And sometimes a fabulous pedicure.

Lately I have been so proud to watch my single friends not only venture outside their comfort zones but completely shatter their comfort zones to live their most fabulous lives. One friend has had a lifelong dream of becoming an actress, so she finally ignored the cautionary tales doled out to her by friends and family and is wholeheartedly pursuing her dream. I have another who recently got on a plane by herself and jetted across the world on a trip to Paris—by herself. And still another friend worked up the courage to overcome her huge fear and ask out a smokin' hot guy at her office. Although these things may not seem like earth-shattering accomplishments, they are bold examples of what life can look like for a woman living life on her own terms.

At the end of the day, the Happily Ever After of a single girl may not look like everyone else's, and maybe we've encountered more Mr. Right Nows than Mr. Rights, but we're not going to give in out of fright and settle for less than the best. So stop with the scare tactics and realize: Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.


There Is Nothing Single About a Single Mom


Recently I took my two nieces to a movie by myself. The closest I've come to being a mom is being a babysitter, so I thought it would be a walk in the park. As it turns out, a three-hour adventure with two bouncy, sugar-infused, excitable, curly-haired little girls is anything but a walk in the park. More like a walk in the dark of "I don't know what I'm doing!" From wiping noses, to wiping bottoms, to making sure no one ate an entire box of gummy bears while I wasn't looking, to managing to hold two sticky and squirmy little hands while balancing water bottles, backpacks, stuffed animals, and giant bags of popcorn—flying solo with two little baby birds in the nest is no small feat. I walked away from that experience with a renewed respect for moms everywhere, especially single moms.

My sister is not a single mom, and neither was my mom. They've been blessed to have husbands around to help carry the load. Still, after a long day of working, cleaning, cooking, defusing arguments, brushing hair, brushing teeth, bathing, and disciplining, and somehow finding five minutes a day to tend to their own needs, they are often physically and mentally drained. So I can't imagine how much more of a burden single moms must carry around on a daily basis, with the well-being and needs of one or more impressionable, innocent, trusting little people riding squarely on their shoulders.

So to the single moms, I salute you.

You are the silent heroes. You are on the front lines of a long and hard-fought battle to raise strong, intelligent, healthy, moral, productive children. You put your own needs second without even pausing to think about it, and you take the small piece of cake (both literally and figuratively) so your little ones can have the bigger one every time without fail. You don't date anyone who can't handle a package deal because it's no longer just about you—you're thinking and living for two (or more). You face a million different challenges every single day, and you don't back down. You never even waver. You cry, but only when no one else can see. You hold the hardest and least-paid job there will ever be, and you do so without complaining. And when push comes to shove, you become a dad out of love.

You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman.

Wear your cape proudly.


The Gift of Loneliness

The Single Woman Says:

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that the next time you feel alone.


I recently conducted an informal poll on Twitter to find out the biggest challenge we singles face, and far and away, loneliness won the day. This hurt my heart. I actually sat in my booth at Starbucks and cried. I suppose it's not really a huge shock that this is a major issue for single people. I mean, the human instinct is to be coupled up—to have someone to come home to, to grow old with, to share things with. And at times it can seem as if the single season of life is going to drag on forever and ever. Trust me; I know this. I've watched person after person after person on my Facebook page post pictures of their little ones going off to the first day of school, taking dance class, hitting home runs. I have some friends who have kids going into high school when I have yet to get started on having a family of my own. So I understand loneliness in its purest form.

And although it sometimes hurts and feels unfair that I'm not experiencing all the things many people my age are experiencing right now, guess what? They're not experiencing what I'm experiencing either. Never forget that the same is true for you. Every time you glance over at your married friends' lives with a flash of envy, believe me, they're glancing over the fence at yours in the same way. The bottom line is this: You're going to face down a little loneliness. It's just the cross that we single folks have to bear. But if you learn to really sit with that loneliness and embrace it as the gift that it is—an opportunity to get to know yourself, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but yourself for your happiness—you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you.

The thing about our married counterparts is this: they have the husband and the 2.5 kids and the white picket fence, but they don't have what we singles still have—a blank canvas. In a sense, they don't have the chance to color both inside and outside the lines of their lives and boldly embrace not knowing what comes next. In many ways, their lives are decided. Settled. Complete. Predictability is not a bad thing, but neither is the unpredictability of the single journey.

Embrace your singleness, and even the loneliness that comes with it, as the launching pad that it is. It is often in our loneliest times that God speaks the loudest. Plus, there's just something really cool about knowing that your destiny is so big that you're not meant to share it with anyone, at least not yet. So loneliness? Bring it on! In the long run, a big destiny is worth a little loneliness.


Too Fabulous to Settle

The Single Woman Says: sin•gle (adjective): too strong, too smart, and too fabulous to settle


When did our relationship status become symbolic of our status in life? When did someone decide it takes "putting a ring on it" to give a woman value and worth? And when did single become synonymous with desperate? It seems that although women have had the right to vote for decades, we still get strange looks when we choose single over settling on the ballots of our own lives.

So, for all my ladies out there who are brave enough to go against the grain and choose what kind of life they're going to lead instead of having it handed to them, this one's for you.

This one's for the girls who believe in love but also believe in themselves. The girls who have looked settling in the eye and walked away. The ones who know their worth better than to accept a life less than the one they deserve. The girls who happen to prefer registering for spin class to registering for china. The ones who know they don't need a ring to sing or a mate to be great. The girls who know that a secure me has to come before a healthy we.

So how can you be sure you're on the right track?


A Self Checkpoint for the Single Woman

* Am I complete in my own life, even if no one ever joins me on my journey?

* Have I built a healthy network of friends and family who love me the way I am, and do I maintain those relationships even when I'm dating someone?

* Am I ignoring my dreams to pursue a relationship, or am I pursuing my dreams and letting love find me?

* Have I learned to love myself, even if I choose to be home alone on a Saturday night?


Once you've made sure you're emotionally strong and secure with who you are, you'll come to realize that late-blooming roses are often the sweetest. You'll realize how much you actually like owning your own schedule, your own weekend, your own independence. You will be brave enough to boldly chart your own path, even if it doesn't include a white picket fence. You'll hope for romance, but with or without it you'll crank up the music and dance. And when you look in the mirror, you'll see a woman who doesn't let go of her joy simply because love hasn't yet arrived.

The next time you check the box "S" for single, remember this: singleness is no longer a lack of options but a choice—a choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status and to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out. Whether or not you have someone in the passenger seat, you are still the driver of your own life and can take whatever road you choose. So the next time you hit a speed bump, otherwise known as the age-old question, "Why are you still single?" look 'em in the eye and say, "Because I'm too strong, too smart, and too fabulous to settle."
(Continues...)


Excerpted from The Single Woman by MANDY HALE. Copyright © 2013 by Amanda Hale. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword....................     xi     

She Is the Single Woman....................     xvii     

Part One: Happily Single....................     1     

Happily Single....................     3     

Alone but Not Lonely....................     6     

Single After Thirty—What's with the Panic?....................     9     

There Is Nothing "Single" About a Single Mom....................     13     

The Gift of Loneliness....................     17     

Too Fabulous to Settle....................     21     

Part Two: Being You and Loving It....................     25     

You Have to Know Yourself Before You Can Be Yourself....................     27     

Maybe It's Not Maybelline....................     30     

It's Called Self-Worth for a Reason....................     33     

Why Liking Yourself Is Just as Important as Loving Yourself................     37     

Your Self-Worth Is Not for Sale....................     40     

Part Three: Living Your Best Life....................     43     

Living Your Best Life....................     45     

Living in the Now....................     48     

Happiness Kicks "Buts"....................     53     

Change Your Thoughts, and Your Life Will Follow....................     56     

Playing It Safe Is the Riskiest Thing You Can Do....................     60     

The Sweetness of the Surrendered Life....................     63     

Part Four: Matters of the Heart: Love, Dating, and Friendships.............     67     

Love Is Worth the Risk....................     69     

Love Moves Mountains—It Doesn't Straddle Fences....................     73     

Don't Play Hard to Get—Be Hard to Get....................     76     

Relationship Red Flags: When to Slow and When to Go....................     80     

Honor Your Inner Circle....................     84     

The Evolution of Friendship....................     90     

Seasonal Friendships....................     94     

Part Five: Letting Go and Moving On....................     101     

The Gift of Good-bye....................     103     

Every Season Has a Reason....................     106     

Single Again? Carpe Diem!....................     109     

Breakup or Break-Over?....................     113     

Eliminating the Toxins....................     117     

You Have to Grieve It to Leave It....................     121     

Part Six: The Bigger Picture....................     125     

Be Still....................     127     

You Are Loved....................     132     

Weakness or Uniqueness?....................     135     

The Bigger Picture....................     139     

Faith over Fear....................     143     

The Art of Waiting....................     146     

For Every Good Friday, There's an Easter Sunday....................     151     

Part Seven: Making a Difference....................     155     

Be the Change....................     157     

Kindness Is a Calling....................     161     

The Gift of Love....................     165     

Kind Women Versus Mean Girls....................     169     

Part Eight: The Single Woman's Journey....................     173     

It's Okay to Lose Your Way....................     175     

Battle Marks and Beauty Scars....................     178     

Full-Circle Moments....................     182     

The Upside of Tough Times....................     186     

Life Doesn't Come with an Eraser, and Here's Why....................     190     

Notes from Life 101....................     193     

Epilogue....................     197     

A Happy Ending? How About a Happy Life?....................     199     

The Single Woman's Prayer....................     203     


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    This book is completely life-changing. I just got out of a relat

    This book is completely life-changing. I just got out of a relationship and just happened upon The Single Woman book while browsing and it's like I was meant to read it! Such truth and encouragement and humor! Wherever you're at in your life, this book will meet you there. It's one you'll read time and time again! A must-have for all women, single or married!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    I was curious when I saw the cute pink cover of this book so I o

    I was curious when I saw the cute pink cover of this book so I opened it and started to read. Two hours later, while sitting in a Chapter’s with my coffee I finished the entire book and then had to buy it. It is the kind of book that you just can’t put down. Mandy speaks to our generation – she is real – she says what others are afraid to say or even think.

    This book is completely life-changing. It is comforting and it will be your best friend. It is very inspirational and motivational for all of us who forget those little but important things in and about our lives. It is captivating and thought provoking. You will want to make all those changes you were afraid of before. Let go of what society dictates. Don’t let society define you – define yourself! This book will help you do just that.

    It touches on heartbreak, stories of encouragement, inspirational messages, and amusing anecdotes. It touches EVERY woman out there, single or married. It motivates in ways that we couldn’t think of ourselves. This book is HOT hot HOT!!! A must read for all. [Magyarlanyka]

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    My daughter Jenna and I had the awesome privilege of meeting





    My daughter Jenna and I had the awesome privilege of meeting Mandy recently and it was truly a blessing in both of our lives. What a wonderful woman of God. Jenna(18) enjoyed the book so much that she read it in 2 days, and I know it had a profound impact on her. I would highly recommend this book to any single or married woman, teenage girls and even single men out there. I love Mandy's transparency throughout the book, it's very inspiring, encouraging, she offers great wisdom and that she shows her faith and trusting God. Being a single man I always look as my singleness as a positive,(and never settling for less than God's best) and Mandy stresses that throughout her book and I love how she stated that our worth as a single person is not tied to another person. Again I highly recommend getting a copy of this book and I guarantee you will want to tell someone about it. ¿

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

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    I purchased this book thinking it was just another self help book that would tell me everything that was wrong with me any how to fix it. I was pleasantly surprised that this book does not judge a woman for being single, it gives you reasons of why being single should be celebrated. I no longer view my being single as being in a prison, but as an opportunity to love and celebrate my uniqueness each and everyday.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Where do I start? Ok...the Barnes N Noble bookstore in Park Slo

    Where do I start? Ok...the Barnes N Noble bookstore in Park Slope Brooklyn last week. I went in there one morning with my kids just to browse around hoping to find some sort of interesting book. Its been a while since I came across anything "exciting" to read. Looking around, I came across this book. The cover caught my eye. I read the title "The Single Woman". Ok... Im a 44 year old married woman with 2 kids. Been married for 17 years, have known my husband since we were 16. The last thing I needed to do was pick up this book and listen to someone whine about why the single gals all over the world don't have husbands, boyfriends and so on. In my head I could hear my voice saying ( in a very Brooklyn accent), "fuggedaboutit". But I couldn't !! I was curious so I opened the book and started to read. I had only read one line in the book... "Whatever youre facing in life, when the rains of fear come down, let your windshield wipers of faith answer". 3 seconds after reading that ,I found myself in front of the cashier, money in hand! You see this isn't just a book for single women. Although it has stories of heartbreak, stories of encouragement, inspirational messages, funny anecdotes, it pertains TO EVERY woman out there, single or married. It motivates in ways that I could never express on paper. There is a chapter on letting friendships go. Although in Miss Hales situation, it was a female friend who was running around with her boyfriend, the message hit home. Sometimes we have people who are toxic in our lives. Whether they have cheated with your boyfriend or don't appreciate your friendship, the message pertains to both single and married woman....get rid of em! I personally had to do that to someone this week. A 30 year friendship. I really believe had I not read the book, Id still be hanging out to that unhealthy relationship. So a big thank you Miss Hale! Also, I wouldn't even write this if I didn't know that my husband would never read this. I caught him reading the book the other day when he thought I was in another room. Maybe he heard me say what a great book it was the night before....na, he was too busy watching the Mets game, he didn't hear a thing. Whatever it was that made him pick it up, it seems like theres been a chain reaction like that all around the world. Ive read other reviews and tweets and stuff...this book is H-O-T!!! Run out and get it. If the bookstore is out, make them order it for you or order online. I hear that there is going to be a second book coming out next year. March 2014 cant come soon enough!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    This book was a quick and fun read. I wouldn't consider it life-

    This book was a quick and fun read. I wouldn't consider it life-changing but she has some great points and it is inspiring. I already gave my copy to another single woman!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Maccee

    Ugh did I seriiusly do that? "Neko my dad is being abusive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Neko

    "What?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Inspirational Book

    This book changed my life! I started reading it and i just could not put it down. It has given me a whole new outlook on being single. I found this book so Inspirational!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    This book is really good. I think all ladies should read this bo

    This book is really good. I think all ladies should read this book. Ms. Hale hit all the right points in her book. I now have my 19 year old reading it now so we can talk about. We need more author like Ms. Hale.

    Thanks 
    Mrs.Vondee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    A girl

    ARE YOU SERIOUSLY LOOKING FOR A GIRLFRIEND ON A BOOK REVIEW?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    TO ALL GIRLS

    Enter your bio here. I will put winner at 11 PM eastern time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    I enjoyed reading this book reminded me of a lot of things I see

    I enjoyed reading this book reminded me of a lot of things I seemed to forget along my journey of being in relationships then to being single...It so encouraging and helped me to embrace my life as a single mother. I told all my girlfriends to pick up a copy or if they wanted to borrow mine, however I think I may just keep it for those reminders when I seem to get off track. Thank You!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Much needed help at a difficult moment!

    This book brought me so much comfort in a time of trial. It made me laugh and cry. I saw so much of myself in Ms. Hale's writings. But most of all, the book made me think and it gave me hope. It made me realize that I HAVE been living an amazing life and I can continue to do so, no matter what gets thrown my way. Highly recommended for anyone going through any kind of life transition. Thank you Mandy Hale!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Must read!

    Very motivational! You will not want to stop reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Good book

    Love the book i will recomended to anybody to read it specially thoses single ladys

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    Highly recommended and enjoyable read

    Ok, this is such an easy and fun read. It makes you think twice about your single status and helps realize it's not the horrible stigma everyone tries to make you feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    This is just what I needed at this time in my life! It's comfort

    This is just what I needed at this time in my life! It's comforting to know there are so many other single women out there in need of some inspiration, and Mandy Hale delivers! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Okay, so this is NOT just another book on Singleness. It's the k

    Okay, so this is NOT just another book on Singleness. It's the kind of book that you can read in one sitting because you CAN'T put it down, or you can read one chapter every day  because it works like a protein shake and gives you that umph you need! Seriously this book, The Single Woman, is full of GOOD drama! It contains intriguing story lines,  cliffhangers, romance and suspense! Mandy Hale is a voice to this generation for ALL women. Her transparency and humor make you feel like you already know you! Just buy the book. It will stay on your nightstand. Mine is. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Captivating! This book captures you as a reader like no other c

    Captivating! This book captures you as a reader like no other can. It is chocked full of wonderful principles that causes the reader to stop and consider how great life is, or certainly can be. It doesn't stop there, it goes on to inspire you to reach for your better self. What an amazing reading experience full of humor, inspiration, and thought provoking wisdom. It is like you are having a personal conversation with the writer. A very rare and wonderful reading experience that everyone will find beneficial and entertaining!

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