Thursday, September 15, 2016

G745 there's been a change of plans; a memoir about divorce dating and delinquents in midlife

Title of the book: there's been a change of plans; a memoir about divorce dating and delinquents in midlife

Author: Amy Koko

Publisher: Martin Brown Publishers

Publishing Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-937070-62-5

Summary:

Blogger Amy Koko bears her soul in her witty, bittersweet memoir, There's Been A Change of Plans: Divorce, Dating & Delinquents in Mid-life. Expecting a trip to Italy, Koko is blind-sided by her husband’s confession that he’s been putting his shoes under a much younger and prettier woman's bed. After twenty-seven years of marriage and four children, she faces the unimaginable: her life as she knows it is unraveling around her and her family’s future is anything but certain.

In the literary tradition of Nora Ephron's Heartburn and Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Koko’s memoir details her journey from hearing the news that her husband is in love with a blonde, thirty-something Swiss pastry chef to trying everything from thong underwear to a mini-facelift to save her marriage, only to see it die in the parking lot of gas station.

With incredible honesty and humor, Koko takes the reader on a wild ride through the tough, emotional times of starting over through divorce, mid-life, finding a job, and Internet dating, all the while trying to keep her four teenagers out of jail.

There’s been a change of plans, and that’s just the beginning.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes and Noble

 Meet the Author:

After 27 years of marriage, Amy Koko went into divorce, kicking, screaming, stalking and drunk texting but lived to tell about it. She is the creator of the popular blog Exwifenewlife and a contributor to Huffington Post Divorce as well as Huffington Post Women. Amy lives in St. Petersburg, Florida where she begins each day with a freshly ground cup of good coffee and ends it with a good glass of pinot noir. Or chardonnay. Or a dirty martini. Whatever's handy.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook
Personal Opinion:

When I read bits and pieces out loud of the book to my five month old baby, I actually found Amy's misadventures funny, and I do congratulate her on her successes. Most of the time though, I tend to read silently and it's really not a story to be read silently. I really have not been in Amy's shoes when it comes to being married or having kids who seem prone to attracting Trouble (my baby is only five months of age, and I'm a single mother being helped by my parents) and I haven't been in a position where the husband decides to take up with a pastry chef from Switzerland, but her dating experiences, I can relate to quite a few of them, from being stood up by a guy when I came to a meeting place one time to being disappeared on to also not being seen as a person but more as an object. It's good to know that it gets better, and its amazing to see how optimistic the author is in the matter of hardships.

This is for iRead Book Tours

TOUR SCHEDULE:

Sept 12 - 
Olio by Marilyn - review /author interview / giveaway
Sept 13 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Sept 14 - Corinne Rodrigues - review / giveaway
Sept 15 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review / guest post
Sept 15 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review / author interview / giveaway

Sept 16 - NorthernMSW - review
Sept 19 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - review / guest post / giveaway
Sept 20 - The World As I See It - review / giveaway
Sept 21 - The All Night Library - review / author interview
Sept 22 - The Autistic Gamer - review
Sept 23 - Jessica Cassidy - review / author interview / giveaway

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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