If Liz Tucillo hadn’t taken this book title, I feel like I may have been able to corner the market.
How to be Single is a fictional accounting of Julie, a 38-year-old New York woman with a career and great friends. But she’s single. And she’s asked about it. A lot.
After one of those friends suffers a crisis in her marriage, Julie realizes how many of her friends are lamenting their single status instead of celebrating it.
From Goodreads: “Fed up being single in Manhattan, Julie sets off to find out how women around the world deal 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.”
Tucillo was one of the contributing writers to He’s Just Not That Into You, so you know her writing will be a great mix of real talk and humor–written in a way every woman can relate to.
How to be Single has gotten the motion picture treatment as well. The movie, starring Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson, appears to not follow the same plot points per se (based on the trailers). However, I still want to see it. Just like I want to read this book.
I’m one of a very limited number of single friends in my circle. Everyone else is seriously coupled off, engaged or married. Seriously. There’s only 2 of us girls who are single.
The movie is coming out just in time for Valentine’s Day, so I’m hoping the book will be a nice companion that weekend as well.
Girls’ night out doesn’t have quite the same ring when the majority of the girls aren’t interested in finding a mate for their friend so they can join their ranks of the happily coupled.
That’s why I’m so excited for this book. Maybe I’ll find a kindred spirit in Julie and be able to adequately prepare for my likely fate as a 30-something single lady.
Can’t wait to read this one!