Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story

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Scribner #ad - Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. The life Isabel had made crumbled. Her husband, josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons. Suddenly, that life was over. Happens every day, " said a friend. Isabel gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism.

Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, family, marriage, heartbreak, ultimately redemptive story about love, compulsively readable, and the unexpected turns of a life. When josiah took a teaching job at a midwestern college, threw herself into the college community, Isabel and their sons moved with him from New York City to Ohio, where Isabel taught acting, and delighted in the less-scheduled lives of toddlers raised away from the city.

Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story #ad - Hers is a remarkable new voice -- instinctive, funny, and irresistible. On the other hand, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, as Gillies herself says, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. But within a few months, the marriage was over. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck.

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A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story

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Hachette Books #ad - And, one by one, get work, find a man who can plant one great and romantic kiss, have breakdowns only in front of best friend and not in front of children, find rare preschool slot for son midyear in Manhattan, get bank account, she begins to cross items off a staggering single mom to-do list that includes: change last name, get along with three generations of family in tight quarters, accept self, accept love, be happy.

In subsequent scene after hilarious scene, misguided, Isabel shares her valiant, and bumbling attempts to understand her own part in the disintegration of her marriage and to feel strong and loveable. A real-life romantic comedy about getting dumped and getting over itIsabel Gillies, the New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, has written another irresistibly moving and funny memoir: A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story.

A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story #ad - When our story opens, where isabel is arriving by airplane from Ohio, two toddlers in tow, it's a dark and slushy winter in New York City, to move in with her parents; her husband has left her for another woman. She cries, she and her mother and father and children get the flu, and then, she dates, just when she least expects it, Isabel falls in love.

With humility and a refreshing sense of humor, discovers new treasures from old friends, and more than that, marries again, Isabel stumbles many times but also laughs, forgives, finds good love itself within and around her.

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Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

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Hachette Books #ad - Seven months after henry's death, just when julie thinks she is emerging from the worst of it, comes the rest of it: She discovers that what had appeared to be the reality of her marriage was but a half-truth. Henry had hidden another life from her. He loved you so much. That's what everyone keeps telling her.

The most damaging affair was ongoing--a tumultuous relationship that ended only with Henry's death. For julie, the only thing to do was to get at the real truth--to strip away the veneer of "perfection" that was her life and confront each of the women beneath the veneer. And this is only the beginning. Julie metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms.

Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal #ad - It's true that he loved julie and their six-year-old daughter ebulliently and devotedly, but as she starts to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life without Henry in it, she learns that Henry had been unfaithful throughout their twelve years of marriage. Perfection is the story of Julie Metz's journey through chaos and transformation as she creates a different life for herself and her young daughter.

It is the story of coming to terms with painful truths, of rebuilding both a life and an identity after betrayal and widowhood. It is a story of rebirth and happiness--if not perfection. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a bucolic small town.

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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

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Plume #ad - Two realities. It all started with an email. Before: jen waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, evolving into her husband, her best friend, loving man who becomes part of her family, and the father of her infant daughter. After: a disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage.

In alternating before and after chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. One email. Instead, infidelity, she finds more lies, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal #ad - . International bestseller“be forewarned: you won’t sleep until you finish the last page. Caroline leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful WorldOne night.

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Lost in the Reflecting Pool: A Memoir

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She Writes Press #ad - As time goes on, however, Charles becomes increasingly critical and controlling, and Diane begins to feel barraged and battered. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in creating a family. What diane previously thought were just Charles' controlling ways are replaced by clear pathologic narcissism and emotional abuse that turns venomous at the very hour of her greatest need.

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: A Memoir #ad - Award-winning memoir 2017 readers’ favoritewhen Diane, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. When she is diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, but his attentiveness quickly vanishes and is replaced by withdrawal, anger, Charles is initially there for her, and unfathomable sadism.

. A memoir and a psychological love story that is at times tender and at times horrifying, Lost in the Reflecting Pool is a chronicle of one woman's struggle to survive within—and ultimately break free of—a relationship with a man incapable of caring about anyone beyond himself.

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Stepmother: A Memoir

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She Writes Press #ad - Candid and poignant, stepmother is a story of love and like, resignation and hope—and a story, ultimately, resentments and exasperation, of family. Here, in a family and in the community, lile describes the complexities of the stepmom position, and shares her experience wearing a tag that is often misunderstood and weighed down by the numerous myths in society.

. It was a role she initially embraced—but she quickly discovered she was alone in a difficult situation, with no handbook and no mentor. Stepmother tells the story of marianne Lile, who met a man, fell in love, got married, and arrived home from the honeymoon with a new label: stepmom.

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I'm the One Who Got Away: A Memoir

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She Writes Press #ad - I'm the One Who Got Away: A Memoir #ad - Once grown, jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her—until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. As featured in the new york times “modern love” column * a redbook magazine must-read * Rumpus, Bustle, Hello Giggles, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pickFugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, unusual bond.

Without preaching or prescribing, i’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.

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Riding Standing Up: A Memoir

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Cage Free Publishing #ad - Follow her on her journey as she tells the story of her traumatic childhood and how she fought hard to stay strong despite her circumstances. In riding standing up, spaulding’s compelling storytelling will have you on the edge of your seat. She shows us we don’t have to be perfect to be worthy and that there’s power in being real.

Riding Standing Up: A Memoir #ad - Life was a dream until the day that changed everything. Two loving parents, a beautiful home, and grandparents that doted on her. Sparrow spaulding was born into the perfect family. Get ready to laugh out loud and cry more tears than you’d like as you follow her on her journey to empowerment, never knowing what’s around the corner.

Brutally honest, truth-teller Sparrow Spaulding has been an unsung antiheroine…until now. Sparrow's perfect life was ripped away at age three in one tragic moment that would forever change her.

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I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

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Hachette Books #ad - From the creator of the blog "renegade mothering, " Janelle Hanchett's forthright, wickedly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible. Like her irreverent, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, I'll be damned, "Well, and unflinchingly honest blog, "Renegade Mothering, " Hanchett's memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, hilarious, I'm just happy to be here.

". This is a story we rarely hear--of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to "society's hated mother, " makes it back, only to discover she will always remain an outsider. For ten years, bouncing from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, Hanchett grappled with the relentless progression of addiction, before finding it in a way she never expected.

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering #ad - She was in love, but she was bored, directionless, and seeking too much relief in too much wine. Having known her child's father for only three months, she found herself rather suddenly getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity. Over time, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and finally, a precarious drinking habit turned into treacherous dependence, until life became car seats and splitting hangovers, as she searched for home in suburbia and settled life, an inconceivable separation from her children.

At 21, janelle hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they're getting into.

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Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

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Harper #ad - Now everyone is going to know. I know, " I said. Kelly Sundberg is a force. Like her marriage, salmon is a place of deep contradictions, where Mormon ranchers and hippie back-to-landers live side-by-side; a place of magical beauty riven by secret brutality; a place that takes pride in its individualism and rugged self-sufficiency, yet is beholden to church and communal standards at all costs.

Mesmerizing and poetic, and ultimately redemptive tale that brilliantly illuminates one woman’s transformation as she gradually rejects the painful reality of her violent life at the hands of the man who is supposed to cherish her, cautionary, Sweet Girl is a harrowing, begins to accept responsibility for herself, Goodbye, and learns to believe that she deserves better.

But sundberg did not know that when she fell in love, and for years told herself he would get better. Brava, Kelly Sundberg. Rene denfeld, sweet girl is an expertly rendered memoir that investigates why we stay in relationships that hurt us, frightening, soulful reckoning—Goodbye, author of The Child Finder"A fierce, and how we survive when we leave them.

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival #ad - This is an immensely courageous story that will break your heart, leave you in tears, finally, and, offer hope and redemption. In her remarkable book, and presents a haunting, difficult awakening, she offers an intimate record of the joys and terrors that accompanied her long, heartbreaking glimpse into why women remain too long in dangerous relationships.

To understand herself and her violent marriage, a small, Sundberg looks to her childhood in Salmon, isolated mountain community known as the most redneck town in Idaho. He was also vengeful and violent.

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Split: A Memoir of Divorce

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Berkley #ad - I deserve happiness, ? he said, which apparently translated into ousting her from his life. Well, she saw some things?for example, a cocktail napkin on which her husband had scribbled a Cole Porter love song and an indecipherable name?but she refused to acknowledge it. Not only funny, it?s also fully triumphant.

. A heartbreaking pleasure to read. Ellesuzanne Finnamore didn?t see it coming. She was busy tending to their son and creating the perfect home. Until the night it all imploded. At once funny, sad, and unflinchingly fierce, this memoir will resonate with anyone who has endured the end of a relationship?and come out on the other side changed.

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