Finding Mr. Right: The Real Woman's Guide to Landing That Man Paperback – 3 Jun 2009
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About the Author
Annie Harrison had a 20-year career in PR, ghostwriting articles for clients. For the last three years she has been writing for her own personal gratification and this is her first book. She 'crossed the marriage line' with inches to spare in her thirties and had two sons in her early forties, after numerous unsuitable relationships and many errors along the way.
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Top Customer Reviews
You WON'T find reams of inane self-absorbed navel-gazing or self-help blurb; NOR will you find saccharine sweet platitudes. You WON'T be told how to 'settle' either.
What you will find is a collection of real-life experiences from other thirty-something women who have been in exactly the same situation as you now find yourself and, believe me, this is far more valuable.
My advice? Be kind to yourself and buy a copy of this book. You will be pleasantly surprised.
I was about half way through when I'd already bought a copy for a friend and promised to lend it to another once I was done!
I was dreading some kind of "10 step plan" with exercises on how to pick up men when I first saw the slightly saccharine cover of this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by its well researched content aimed at 30something women struggling to establish the type of committed relationship they are aiming for.
Filled with encouraging real-life stories of women who found true love (and fathers for their babies) in their late thirties, advice from experienced dating professionals and the hard facts by fertility experts, it makes a really uplifting, multi-faceted read which will increase your confidence about finding your Mr Right. It challenges old behaviour patterns about dating Mr Wrong for too long or looking in the wrong places, and you will emerge feeling more positive about your love life and better equipped for your journey ahead.
The author's personal experience serves as an uplifting example to help remind the reader that fate moves in mysterious ways, and that the only person we can change about achieving a different outcome to our dating experiences is ourselves.
If you are stuck in a pattern of coming across too negative and desperate in dates, this book will show you ways to re-think your approach and remain hopeful and positive.
I like that the book is full of real-life womens' experiences that you can relate to rather than the usual dating books by 'experts' that usually conclude that there must be something wrong with you if you are single in your 30s. I certainly found some of the contributions thought-provoking and inspiring. There really is something for every 30-something single woman in this book, whatever your situation.
My only issue with this book is that there are a lot more contributions by long-term unmarried ladies in their late 30/40s with ticking biological clocks than younger divorcees like myself. I mostly skim-read the section about babies (as it's not relevant to me personally) but I do feel that the experiences and advice from these women would be incredibly helpul to other women in that position and I would probably read this section in more depth if I did suddenly find myself wanting to be a mum one day.
In general though, I did find this book helpful and it made me feel much better about my current 'marital status' and hopeful about what the future may hold.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very well written and engaging for want of a better word 'self help' book. Usually if I read anything from this genre, I end up putting it down after the first few pages, and... Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2013 by A Fakeerah
This book is a great collection of articles and interviews and I think it's a very brave piece of writing. Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2011 by M. Myerscough
I like this book. It's a collection of pieces, some original, some previously published articles by well-knowns like Mariella Frostrup, Amanda Playtell etc. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2010 by Ms. B. Bloomfield
The first few chapters captured my attention but it soon started talking babies babies babies way too much of it, if you really would like some guidance on finding 'Mr Right' this... Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2010 by H. Allen
Entertaining, yet personal and honest, this is a great collection of thoughtful and witty anecdotes and articles. A great read.Published on 6 July 2009 by S. Littlejohn