How to Be Single

How to Be Single

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On a brisk October morning in New York, Julie Jenson, a single thirty-eight-year old book publicist, is on her way to work when she gets a hysterical phone call from her friend Georgia. Reeling from her husband's announcement that he is leaving her for a samba teacher, Georgia convinces a reluctant Julie to organize a fun girls' night out with all their single friends to remind her why it is so much fun not to be tied down. But the night, which starts with steaks and martinis and ends with a trip to the hospital, becomes a wake-up call for Julie. Because none of her friends seems to be having much fun right now: Alice, a former legal aid attorney, has recently quit her job to start dating for a living; Serena is so busy becoming a fully realized person that she can't find time to look for a mate; and Ruby, a curvy and compassionate woman, has been mourning the death of her cat for months. So, fed up with the dysfunction and disappointments of being single in Manhattan, Julie quits her job and sets off to find out how women around the world are dealing with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Rio to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reykjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. Back in New York, her friends are grappling with their own issues -- bad blind dates, loveless engagements, custody battles, and single motherhood. Through their journeys, all these women fight to redefine their vision of love, happiness, and a fulfilled life.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books : Washington Square Press, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781501140525
9781416534129
1416534121
Branch Call Number: TUC
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 24 cm

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MirandaJo Feb 06, 2017

The story line of this book is nothing like the movie adapted from it. The book has much more depth and actual information from around the world about being a single woman. I loved this novel, and I would recommend it to men and women of any stage in their life and any relationship status.

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Apr 30, 2013

An interesting read. It isn't depressing, nor is it up-lifting.

debwalker Mar 17, 2011

Drew Barrymore will direct and produce (with her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvonen) How to Be Single, adapted from the 2008 novel by Liz Tuccillo. Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn wrote the screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the project is a reteaming of the He's Just Not That into You team: Barrymore and Juvonen produced that movie, with Silverstein and Kohn writing the script.
March 17, 2011

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