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Must-Read Memoirs and Novels for Coping with Divorce
Six Must-Read Novels and Memoirs About Divorce
"Falling Apart in One Piece" by Stacy Morrisonfalling apart in one piece, divorce books, stacy morrison, memoir When Stacy Morrisons husband uttered the words "Im done with this," her world was turned upside down. Morrison chronicles her journey through her divorce in her honest, compelling memoir "Falling Apart in One Piece." Then, the Editor-in-Chief of Redbook magazine, Morrison was accustomed to dispensing advice on love and relationships to millions of women. Yet, when her husband ended the marriage, she found herself caught completely off-guard. As she writes, "every couple struggles How are you supposed to know which one of the little emotional pebbles that trip you up is the one thats actually the tip of an iceberg?" Stacy slowly realized that no amount of determination could save her marriage. But instead of getting tough and closing down, she found peace -- and in the process, the best version of herself.
"Split: A Memoir of Divorce" by Suzanne Finnamoredivorce books, split, a memoir of divorce, suzanne finnamore She changes the names to protect the guilty, but Suzanne Finnamore is nothing but raw and truthful about what she went through when her husband, N, announced he was leaving her. "In the beginning, I was on my best and most false behavior ... We avoided all areas of conflict," Finnamore writes of her five-year marriage to a man who was terrified of commitment. She rants, struggles through depression, dispels advice, and introduces a cast of characters that help her survive the devastation.
"How To Sleep Alone in a King Sized Bed" by Theo Nestordivorce books, how to sleep alone in a king size bed, theo nestor, memoir When Theo Nestor discovered her husband of 12 years had been using her bank card to support his gambling problem, it ended their marriage. Even though they agreed to have a "good divorce", Nestor goes through the three stages of divorce shock/denial, adjustment and acceptance with self-deprecating humor. Nestor shares her divorce process with her readers, emphasizing that family and friends helped her most. She offers to anyone going through the same journey that they, too, can overcome the difficulty of divorce and forge a new path.
"The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund" by Jill Kargmanthe ex mrs hedgefun, divorce books, jill kargman, novel In a novel that could feel like a true tale to many New York City women, Holly Talbott is a typical "Mrs. Hedgefund" on the surface. But other than the perks of being able to stay home with her son Miles, she loathes the "luncheons" and her mother-in-law and her husband Tim's constant travel for work. But Holly soon learns that not all of Tims trips have been for business -- and decides to leave her Mrs. Hedgefund life behind. It's an empowering (if light) read about a woman who finally decided to create her own path.
"I Remember Nothing" by Nora Ephronnora ephron, i remember nothing, divorce books, memoir, ex-couples In her latest collection of memoirs, Nora Ephron focuses on a myriad of life topics -- including divorce. Having been divorced twice, once very famously, Ephron speaks candidly about the discovery that her husband was having an affair, the unspoken realities of divorce, and the various ways ex-couples handle the process. Always candid, and at time very funny, Eprhon shares the specific details of her experience, spouting guidance like, "once you find out he's cheated on you, you have to keep finding it out, over and over and over again, until you've degraded yourself so completely that there's nothing left to do but walk out." A story for anyone whose "divorce lasted longer than the marriage." The D Word is an honest and comforting tale about the power to get over it ... even if you can't forget.
"The Starter Wife" by Gigi Levangie Grazerthe starter wife, Gigi Levangie Grazer, divorce book, novel Perhaps one of the famous divorce novels, "The Starter Wife" focuses on Gracie Pollack, the wife of a famous studio head who gave up her career as a children's writer to support her husband's success. She is blindsided when her husband breaks up with her just shy of their ten-year anniversary, "and she finds herself living the worst fear of every Mrs. in Hollywood." Funny and full of mishaps, Levangie's novel is really about learning to break free and call your own shots.
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