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How to Be Single

The inspiration for the major motion picture! From the coauthor of He's Just Not That Into You and a former story editor for Sex and the City, How to Be Single is about one woman's attempts to navigate a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Julie Jenson is a single thirty-seven-year-old book publicist in New York. When her friend Georgia's husband leaves her for a samba teacher, she forces Julie to organize a single girls' night out to remind her why it's so much fun not to be tied down. But the night ends up having the opposite effect on Julie. Fed up with the dysfunction and disappointments of singledom, Julie quits her job and sets off to find out how women around the world are dealing with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reyjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. All the while her friends at home are grappling with their own issues--bad blind dates, loveless engagements, custody battles, single motherhood, and the death of a loved one. Written in Liz Tuccillo's pitch-perfect, hilarious, and relatable voice, How to Be Single is "a summer read that, for once, accurately depicts the hopes, fears, and bad dates of a single woman looking for love" (Parade).
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Liz Tuccillo is the coauthor of the bestselling He's Just Not That Into You and a former story editor of Sex and the City. She lives in New York City.


From the coauthor of He's Just Not That into You, a first novel starring single New Yorker Julie, ready to upend her own life after organizing a night out for a newly single friend. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

The debut novel of former Sex and the City story editor Tuccillo will most likely appeal to fans of the TV series simply because it's a look-alike. The star here is Julie Jenson, a single 38-year-old woman living in New York and searching for love. When her three friends aren't any help, Julie travels the world to discover the reasoning behind the single life. Judy Greer's voice is eerily similar to that of Sarah Jessica Parker's. Listeners will be hard pressed not to picture the actresses of the show as the story plays out. Greer's delivery is strong and unabashed and will surely appeal to female listeners. The biggest downside is that it's all been done before, and this audiobook pales in comparison. An Atria hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 21). (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"In her energetic fiction debut, [Tuccillo] follows the dating lives of five single New York women, one of whom, narrator Julie, is writing a book about how bachelorettes across the world manage. The subsequent stories of courtship, marriage and romantic expectations fare revealing and compelling." -- Publishers Weekly "Tuccillo, a former story editor of HBO's Sex and the City, shows that she can tell a story on the page as well as she can on the small screen. Her novel cleverly moves back and forth between the heroine's travels all over the world to her friend's dealing with the everyday minutiae back home in New York City." -- Romantic Times "Tuccillo, author of the enormously popular He's Just Not That Into You (2004), ventures into fictional territory that distinctly echoes Sex and the City...Both entertaining and thoughtful, Tuccillo's debut is a must read for women navigating the sometimes treacherous dating world." -- Booklist "This book is a celebration of the 'magnificent, cruel, sublime, heartbreaking party' that is love. I'm quoting one of my favorite lines from How to Be Single here, and you'll be doing the same as soon as you crack open this delicious feast of a first novel that examines how it is to be single around the world. Liz articulates the quest for love and the nuance of friendship in such a fresh, soulful, humorous, modern, honest voice, you can't help but fall in love with her characters, and with Liz as well." -- Cindy Chupack, author of The Between Boyfriends Book and writer/executive producer of Sex and the City "With a brutal honesty and an outrageous sense of humor, Liz Tuccillo achieves the impossible -- she gives a fresh, new voice to the world of the single-and-looking-for-love. Tuccillo forces us to think outside the box while taking us on a trip around the world and into the lives of single women everywhere. She has created a new genre: the chick-lit travelogue." -Josh Safran, Producer, Gossip Girl "Liz Tuccillo's debut novel is part fascinating, hands-and-lips-on anthropological study and part whirlwind trip around the world. But most of all, How To Be Single is a tribute to female friendship with a double dose of hilarity and heart!" -- Claire Cook, author of Summer Blowout and Must Love Dogs "A fun read that reminds single girls everywhere that it's fabulous to be single." -- Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes

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