I also accept books from authors and publicists. This is one of them. Yellin writes with a sense of humor that is both smart and strong. The list kept growing and growing. Score some easy gratuitous sex, then escape on a plane. Her ability to look at herself, her loved ones, and her not-so-loved-ones with such an honest eye is admirable and inspiring, and because she opens herself up so completely, by the time you're done reading you feel more like you've just finished a fabulous gossip sesh instead of a full-length memoir.
The author puts her heart and vulnerability on every page all while serving up a point of view that is optimistic and humorous. With nuanced humor and playful insights, Yellin's transition from Chicago to New York as an older bride, her relationship with her new husband and his children, and her quest to make New York feel like home kept me smiling throughout her journey. Much of the story is about the author's charming romance and laugh out loud observations as she starts life over in New York City, but for me her interactions with her new step-children as she struggles to be part of a ready-made family are pure Erma Bombeck fun. This huge bowl shows up and I proceeded to polish off the contents as I watched Mr. In my head, I met the man of my dreams over and over again and it was always sexy and dramatic. There are so many touchpoints and places you can't help but relate to as the author covers topics like making friends in a new city, adjusting to a new family, getting fired from what should be a dream job. The reason is clearly explained in the book but I can only sum it up in two words: High School.
With all the news in the world today, this is the perfect time for a feel-good read and this book delivers magnificently. So many memoirs are just plain out depressing and this one kept me smiling throughout. Well I am crazy about this author. As I look back on these forays into love —and I am thrilled, yes thrilled, I was terrible at it. Thank you Linda for a great book, keep on writing, the world needs you! All authors who were good storytellers and used a lot of dialogue. I fear it could lead to depression. Then I turned to my right and introduced the man to my wonderful husband.
It's hilarious, honest and heartfelt. I won't give too much away, but the author writes about her long distance courtship with her husband and her decision to move to New York to marry him. L: Do you have one of those counters so you can count the number of hits? Yellin's humor shines through, but there is A genre that continues to surprise me as one that engages me from cover to cover is the memoir. I think the thing that appealed to me most about this book was that I could really identify with the author in so many ways. She's just a married woman like me trying to find her place in the world. She's not a movie star, a talk show host or a broadway star. I really enjoyed this book.
From the first page, I was hooked. Which is why my friend Annabelle never went out again with , rather than order juice at their first—and last—date, he squeezed a ketchup packet into a glass of cold water. When Randy Arthur of New York City separated from the first Mrs. I have one of those obnoxious metabolisms where I get away with murder. And Linda Yellin is an ordinary woman, but I think that is what makes her book so interesting.
I feel her joy when she finds love, or a good take out place. Want more dating advice from Linda Yellin? I fell in love with falling in love again! I feel her pain when she is looking for a friend when moving to New York, or when trying to navigate the waters of being a step parent something I wouldn't want to do. Left a huge smile on my face. I'm not usually one to read Non-Fiction, especially memoirs. Then I spend an hour or so going through my emails, and take another break.
What so few memoirists have accomplished is completed in this work of glory. This is for anyone looking for an uplifting story. With so much cynicism and mean-spirited humor that fills our lives nowadays, how refreshing to read a book that is good-hearted and phenomenally witty. From page one her story is a joy ride. The book i I'm not usually one to read Non-Fiction, especially memoirs.
I often stare at it like a new baby through a nursery window. Linda attempts to date some other men that she is set up with, the vast maj The reader will learn about Linda's life to an almost embarrassingly honest degree. Can you tell us about the best time you ever had drinking? As I approached the restaurant, I called my Mommy for support. They are the epitome of Jewish parents. What do you like most about drinking? My goal is to relate what I read to my life experience. I have found only a very few authors who have been able to write with enough objectivity while maintaining their own humanity that I have become a believer in some memoirs. Reading this is like falling in love.
The author puts her heart and vulnerability on every page all while serving up a point of view that is optimistic and humorous. And the love story part is hopeful and inspiring and full of fun. Some of them may still be planning to dump me. It's the lack of objectivity and the natural inclination to paint oneself as a heroine or use self-deprecating humor that still paints oneself as a heroine. You will love her sense of humor even when she is dealing with heavy issues and you will find yourself laughing out loud.