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Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love

Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love - Anna David One of my favorite recent new genres I’ve discovered is a genre I call Challenge Books. In this genre, authors set a goal to do a difficult task and then write a book about their attempt to achieve the goal.Falling for Me is one of these books. Anna David is nearing forty and is dismayed to find that she is child-less and husband-less. After yet another hopeless and doomed love affair, David decides to use a book from 1962, Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl, as her template to finding a new life. David does. She learns to cook, seeks out advice on wearing makeup, redecorates her apartment, and initiates a fitness program. She doesn’t find a husband and she doesn’t have a child by the end of the book, but she is in a saner, happier place. Though I must say that my fifty-four-year-old self spent most of the book shocked by the casual way David threw herself in quick and obviously doomed relationships, it was a good read. Thank you to the publisher for sending me this advanced reader copy.