Divorced at 41 after 17 years of marriage, Kenn Shapiro spent a decade inside the often slippery, frequently funny, but ever mysterious world of post-40 single life. Through dates with more than 100 women, and relationships big and small, he's endured the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens of a man older than 40 searching for love and romance. He's experienced pain and ecstasy, love and loss; he's learned some old rules and invented some new ones; he's picked up all manner of practical know-how, yet still blundered his way into disasters both predictable and unpredictable. Through it all, though, he's journeyed on toward an ending that perhaps reveals the very secret of love itself. And with the dedication of a diarist, he's kept track of it all. The result, Finding It Again: The Truth About Love After 40, is Kenn Shapiro's first-person account of a single middle-aged man trying to navigate the landscape of love in a complicated world. With a narrative both revealing and playful, and with a smattering of tips, advice and strategies, Finding It Again is the side of the post-40, looking-for-love story that men have been wanting to tell, and that women have been needing to hear.
|Publisher:||February Press, LLC|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
A native New Yorker but longtime Floridian, Kenn Shapiro is a father, a lawyer, a writer, an activist, and a contributor to humanitarian causes. He's also a single man who, since his divorce in 1998, has found some time to date. He's dated younger women and older women. He's dated fix-ups from friends, and fix-ups from strangers. He's dated divorced women and never-married women, women with children and women without. He's spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars subscribing to online dating services, all in an effort to find that elusive but treasured prize: Love. Through it all, he's learned a thing or two. He's learned a thing or two about dating. He's learned a thing or two about women. He's learned a thing or two about relationships, and he's learned a thing or two about himself. He's also learned a thing or two about love. There's more to his resume, of course. In his 27-year legal career, he's litigated commercial disputes in state and federal courts and handled corporate transactions from coast to coast. Through his professional, civic, and charitable endeavors, he's moderated panels on race relations in America, electoral politics, and extremism. He's chaired leadership and community service conferences in Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. He's even been in the chocolate business. He's a person of substance, humor and heart, whose background and experience could have qualified him to write on an array of subjects, but none would have been as important as the topic that trumps all others, the one that fuels our passions and our sorrows, our hopes and our doubts. What's it like to be a middle-aged man trying to find love again? Through the pages of Finding It Again, Kenn Shapiro reveals the answer and perhaps the very secret of love itself.