How to be Single left me somewhere between wanting to hate the book and wanting to fall in love with it. I’m just not sure which one. The best rating I could come up with is a solid four stars. Things happen to the characters in this book that I could definitely totally relate to, and it was nice reading something about people who are closer to my own age. This book is a great example of teaching the old moral that you must love yourself first before you can love someone else. What I took from this story is that it’s hard to be single, but sometimes you have to stop looking for a relationship and just have fun! I did this back about seven years ago and you can guess what happened. I found my current husband. If you’re single, in your 30s, and are wondering what do to with yourself as a single person, I would definitely pick up this book because it’s for you!
The inspiration for the hit film!
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).