Saturday, April 17, 2010

Book Review: Falling Apart in One Piece

 Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce by Stacy Morrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Not just a book about surviving divorce, but a well-written memoir about facing hardship and how one woman makes it through.  Stacey's picture-perfect life -- magazine editor, new homeowner in Brooklyn, new mom to nine-month old Zach -- came to a crashing halt one night when her husband said, "I'm done."  Done with the marriage.  Like that.  No affair, no big event, just little things that added up and suddenly her marriage ended.  Stacy's book chronicles the hardships of the next few years (and there were many -- her house was literally falling down) and how she made it through.  To me, this book is about coping with life when it just doesn't turn out like you planned.

Take this book to the beach, a weekend trip, on a plane -- you won't be able to put it down. Much better than Eat, Pray, Love though the comparisons are there.

Disclosure:  Stacy is a friend of mine from high school. She really is that funny, strong, smart woman you read about. And, she's a great writer, always has been.  Her high school yearbook quote was, "If you want to be a writer, write."

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1 comment:

Jane said...

I have so many books on my bedside stand...but this looks like it's going to be added. Thanks for the suggestion.