Unwifeable: A Memoir

Unwifeable: A Memoir

by Mandy Stadtmiller

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Overview

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK POST * MARIE CLAIRE * ELITE DAILY * REFINERY29 * ROMPER * PRIDE * PUREWOW

A gutsy book you need to read right now. Filled with heart and humor, it’s scary good.” —Courtney Love

Unwifeable is the “riveting” (Cheryl Strayed), “inspirational” (Issa Rae), “hilarious” (Candace Bushnell) debut memoir from notorious dating columnist Mandy Stadtmiller that is destined to “blow you away” (Colin Quinn). Critics call it “phenomenal” (Cat Marnell), “unflinching” (Elle), “brilliant” (BBC), “outrageously entertaining” (Booklist) and “a must-read” (BuzzFeed).

Provocative, fearless, and dizzyingly uncensored, Mandy spills every secret she knows about dating, networking, comedy, celebrity, media, psychology, relationships, addiction, and the quest to find one’s true nature. She takes readers behind the scenes (and name names) as she relays her utterly addictive journey.

Starting in 2005, Mandy picks up everything to move across the country to Manhattan, looking for a fresh start. She is newly divorced, thirty-years-old, with a dream job at the New York Post. She is ready to conquer the city, the industry, the world. But underneath the glitz and glamour, there is a darker side threatening to surface. The drug-fueled, never-ending party starts off as thrilling…but grows ever-terrifying. Too many blackout nights and scary decisions begin to add up. As she searches for the truth behind the façade, Mandy realizes that falling in love won’t fix her—until she learns to accept herself first.

This is a true New York fairy tale brought to life—Sex and the City on acid. Perfect for when “you feel stuck in some way and wish to become unstuck” (Caroline Kepnes), you’all soon see why Unwifeable is one of the best reviewed, most beloved memoirs of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501174056
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 445,718
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mandy Stadtmiller is a columnist and comedian who has written for New York magazine, the New York Post, the Washington Post, TimeOut, Maxim, Penthouse, and many more. As editor-at-large of xoJane, she was responsible for many of the most popular articles of all time on the site, including Belle Knox, Charlotte Laws, and Stephanie Cegielski. She lives in New York with her husband.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Black Box 1

Chapter 2 The Big Break 5

Chapter 3 The New Normal 39

Chapter 4 The Gossip Girl 71

Chapter 5 The Dating Column 109

Chapter 6 The Homemaker 149

Chapter 7 The Unhinged 189

Chapter 8 The Rebirth 227

Chapter 9 The Guy 279

Afterword: The Upkeep 323

Acknowledgments 331

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Unwifeable: A Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
I’m rarely at a loss for words, but I find it difficult to put into words how I feel about Mandy Stadtmiller’s memoir, Unwifeable. At first blush (or second or third), this feels like a tawdry tell-all. Mandy does not mince words or descriptions of her life in NYC following her divorce. Parts of Unwifeable are so in your face that I felt like a voyeur reading it. Like it was a car crash or a train wreck, but I just couldn’t look away. Other parts are so poignant and sad that I wish I was her friend and I could just wrap her in a big hug and tell her I was sorry she was going through this. Mandy Stadtmiller is a talented writer and comedienne and I’m happy I pushed through the uncomfortable bits. If we are all honest with ourselves, we have done things we are not proud of, but we don’t regret them because they bring us to where we are today. Mandy’s Unwifeable follows the trajectory of her discovery of this. She lived her life as if she had no fear, accepting every dare, every challenge, being “in your face” fearless, but was in fact just as insecure and unsure as the rest of us. She just acted it out in such a unabashed way. This book is brazen. It is in your face. It is unapologetic. Just like her life. And, yet, it is heartfelt and hopeful. Just like her life. I highly recommend Unwifeable, but be warned. It may make you feel uncomfortable, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 4.5 Stars