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Ask me about my divorce : women open up about moving on
Candace Walsh
Adult Nonfiction HQ834 .A85 2009

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In keeping with the almost defiant title, this collection of 29 essays is a mixture of ballsy and introspective, humorous and bleak-though never bleak for long. Though individual and quirky, these essays share a theme. As Julie Hammonds writes pithily in "The Love List": "What to do next with my life? Where to go? Who to become? Big questions, fear inducing." She decided to travel solo for six months. And while the economic effects of divorce are all too real, each woman has a chance to become stronger, more herself. As Marrit Ingman says with delightful economy in "Breakup Buddies," "Our fortunes declined. But at the same time, our struggles had a reason, at last. Bad odds were better than no chance at all." Editor Walsh (Moving to New York) steps up the honesty in revealing that she left her unhappy marriage after falling in love with her female therapist, ultimately finding her true love via These stories of exploration and change, whether tentative or bold, will inspire readers who are questioning their own status. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

This collection of 29 essays, all written by women for women, aims to show that getting divorced does not equal failure and can be the start of a new, positive life. Edited by freelance writer Walsh, the stories tend to be humorous, honest, frank, and short. Some of the contributors have been divorced only a year, other for decades. Topics include life postdivorce with children, finding out that a spouse is gay, dealing with mental illness, emotions after divorce, dating postdivorce, and others. Verdict: Most divorce-themed books focus on legal or financial aspects or target a specific age group; this one allows women to recount their experiences as a theraputic exercise for themselves and other divorcees. A topical index would have been useful, but the essays will connect with women nontheless.-Leigh Mihlrad, Albany Medical Coll., Albany, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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