Monday, May 16, 2016

It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After by Andi Dorfman [REVIEW]

Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it’s like to live out a love story—and its collapse—in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not.

Andi Dorfman, star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, talks candidly about what it’s like to be courted by twenty-five handsome, single men in this juicy, insider’s peek at dating—and breaking up—on national TV. She shares entertaining and heartfelt stories about her fellow Bachelor alums—many of whom are still close friends—comes clean about calling out Bachelor #18 Juan Pablo for bad behavior, and reflects on her personal challenges and uplifting experiences in love that she hopes will help you get through your own break-ups with grace and style!

4 Heart Warming Stars
I’m a mega Bachelor and Bachelorette fan. I’m that crazy person that DVR’s the episodes and rehash all the details of the show to my husband who loving pretends to listens to my rants. 

You don’t have to be a fan of the show to read this book. If you are

1.) going through a breakup
2.) have gone through a bad breakup
3.) or like to read about breakups because it makes you feel better.

It’s a great book about loving someone, losing someone and finding yourself again.

Andi Dorfman was on The Bachelor and she actually dumped the guy after the overnight date. I remember watching this episode and thinking to myself, gah, this guy is such a tool, you go girl! He was my least favorite Bachelor, but that’s beside the point. This landed her a spot as the next Bachelorette.

The book is about Andi right after her breakup with ex fiancĂ©, who we call number twenty six. Throughout the book she goes back to the past and retells her side of the story. She doesn’t do an entire play by play of the show, but we do get some extra background on the show which I enjoyed reading.

I really liked the pace and tone of the book. I also find her writing style very comical and light-hearted. I thought I was going to get a hate-filled book and believe me there’s plenty of tension in the book between her and her ex, but it’s a book about going through the bad before get to the good or at least healing.

Now, I’m a thirty something woman, happily married to my soul mate, and so I can’t really relate to her currently, but I have felt what she had felt. I’ve had my fair share of horrible and disastrous break ups, so like I said this book is great for girls going through the same thing.

I found Andi very strong, resilient and modern.  Although I don’t agree with some of her points in the book, I applaud her for putting herself out there and kind of showing the world her open wounds.

She isn’t mean or vindictive, yes she has to tell you about the gritty side of the relationships and why they didn’t work out, but it’s all relatable. We have all gone through fights we can’t remember why we fought, nights where you didn’t sleep next to your partner and drinking pain away.

Overall the book was written well, the flow was great and the message was received loud and clear. I read the book in two days. Seriously if you are a single girl, this book is perfect for you. It will make you want to purge yourself of nasty toxins and self-reflect.  Oh and buy a nice purse too (and PS Andi, I think LV speedy purses are STILL in style... hehehehe)

An ARC was provided


Andi Jeanette Dorfman is an American television personality and former Assistant District Attorney from Fulton County, Georgia. She is notable for being a contestant on the eighteenth season of The Bachelor, and the main character on tenth season of The Bachelorette. She became famous for walking out on bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis in the ninth episode of Bachelor. She became the first bachelorette to acknowledge being of Jewish ancestry in the show's history, and the first attorney to appear in this role.

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