Falling for Me and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $2.52 (17%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by BowdoinBooks
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: USED COPY in ACCEPTABLE Shape / PAPERBACK COVER: May have moderate rubbing & bumping to edges, corners & spine. There may be a corner that is bent or creased on the front or back cover. / BINDING: Good & Tight / PAGES: Unmarked pages. May have some dog eared pages. / SHIPPED by AMAZON - Free Super Saver & Prime, Fast Shipping, Hassle free Returns, 100% Satisfaction.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love Paperback – October 11, 2011


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, October 11, 2011
$12.47
$2.40 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love + Party Girl: A Novel + Bought: A Novel
Price for all three: $31.96

Buy the selected items together
  • Party Girl: A Novel $13.49
  • Bought: A Novel $6.00

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 69%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061996041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061996047
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Because every girl can use a best-friend-in-a-book, and this one is a winner: funny, smart, and brutally honest.” (Flavorwire.com)

“A thoughtful chronicle with inspiring lessons in personal growth and building a life one loves from the inside out.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Anna David’s journey is ripe with wry observation of situations ranging from poignant to hilarious, ending with the ultimate message that we create our own happy endings. In short? I fell for Anna David, and you will, too.” (Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Is the New Black)

“In this new form of reality lit, Anna David shows it’s never too late to come of age and sometimes it takes an unexpected fairy godmother- say Helen Gurley Brown-to get us there. Anna had me falling for her, myself, and this book with every brave and vulnerable page.” (Jennifer Belle, New York Times bestselling author of High Maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch)

From the Back Cover

Like most women, whether they’ve chosen the Fortune 500 career path or have had five kids by 35, Anna David wondered if she’d made the right choices. Then she came upon the book Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitan’s fearless leader from the mid-sixties to the late nineties. Immediately connecting with Gurley Brown’s unique message of self-empowerment combined with femininity, Anna vowed to use Sex as a lesson plan, venturing out of her comfort zone in the hope of overcoming the fears and insecurities that had haunted her for years. Embarking on a journey both intensely personal and undeniably universal, she becomes adventurous and spontaneous—reviving her wardrobe and apartment, taking French lessons, dashing off to Seville, and whiling nights away with men she never would have considered before. In the process, she ends up meeting the person really worth changing for: herself.


More About the Author

Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of the novels Party Girl (HarperCollins, 2007) and Bought (HarperCollins, 2009), the non-fiction books Reality Matters (HarperCollins, 2010), Falling for Me (HarperCollins, 2011), By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and True Tales of Lust and Love (Counterpoint, 2014) and the Kindle Singles Animal Attraction (Amazon, 2012) and They Like Me, They Really Like Me (Amazon, 2013).

She was the sex and relationship expert on G4's Attack of the Show for over three years and is a regular guest on The Today Show, Fox News' Hannity and Red Eye, The CBS Morning Show, Dr. Drew, The Talk, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition and various other programs on Fox News, NBC, MSNBC, CTV, MTV News, VH1 and E. Her Sirius radio show was the network's number-one specialty show and she's written for The New York Times, The LA Times, Details, Playboy, People, Cosmo, Us Weekly, Redbook, Maxim, Movieline, Women's Health, The New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, xojane and Salon, among many others.

Anna is the CEO of the addiction and recovery company TheAfterPartyGroup (www.theafterpartygroup.com) and has been an editor at the websites Styleclick, Dipdive and The Fix, an assistant editor at Parenting and a staff writer for Premiere. She is currently doing graduate work in drug and alcohol counseling at UCLA and speaks at colleges across the country on addiction.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
6
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 23 customer reviews
I just spent all night reading the book and I'm sure it will be a huge success.
Derek
The book is Anna's memoir of navigating her way though advanced singledom using Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl as a roadmap.
Richard Rushfield
Anna David's self-deprecating writing style makes for a largely fun book to read.
Marc Ferris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Derek on October 15, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ok, so the author is crazy but hit the nail on the head with this story. She taps into something that so many people are going through - You can easily feel like something is wrong with yourself if you get to your 30s and are unmarried because you're not right in the head. I just spent all night reading the book and I'm sure it will be a huge success. Read the first chapter online and it only gets better. For me, it was like reading a female version of my own story. The author is smart...the personal nature of her stories and thoughts cut through the B.S. bravado in her life and the reader's. It was worth reading all night...although I doubt my skin is going to be glowing when the sun comes up. Highlights include: plenty of hot single sex, inner thoughts on everything, lots of dates and watching the Author grow into herself. The book had a, 'man in the grey flannel suit' quality about it. If you understand what she's talking about...this book could be a life changer. I'm going to buy some extra copies for friends.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
After meeting a married man who she connects with but can't have, Anna David decides to shake up her life via advice from famed pioneering Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown, following as much of her retro advice as she can. Much of Brown's advice seems truly dated, but David manages apply it to very modern phenomenon like online dating. Any woman who's participated in online dating and experienced the hell that is the wishy-washy dater (or really any kind) will appreciate her adventures meeting men there.

But this is more than a book about a single woman's relationship travails. David explores what has made her happy, and unhappy, in the past, and seeks to recreate the former and change the latter. She travels to Seville, a city she remembers fondly from her college days, and while at first she despairs that it isn't the same as she recalled, but proceeds to stick it out and marvel in simple things, like finding an out of the way gym.

I liked the times when David disagreed with Brown, managing to still create an homage to the author while putting her foot down about just how far she'll go. It's not just about how she redecorated or who she dated, as why. As her motivation shifts from self-improvement in the name of dating to simply enjoying her new experiences without a big goal or lesson in mind, David becomes more relatable. She isn't trying to claim that her way (or Gurley's) is the only way, but simply one way she fell for, and learned about, herself. An entertaining memoir that will be especially of interest to people in their thirties (or older) who feel like they're "too old" to change their lives.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CKHendry on October 25, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm not sure I know anyone that can say they haven't struggled, or at least questioned if their life is where they thought it would or should be at some given point in time. There always seems to be the ever petulant feeling that the roadmap you planned for your life (or society programmed you to plan) doesn't match where you think it should be.

Anna David's pivotal moment came when she was on the verge of a major meltdown and became captivated by the pages of Sex & the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown in a NYC bookstore. Being single wasn't the end all...timeless advice from this 1960's book. This motivated Anna to apply age old advice, with a modern day girl spin to find love.

Throughout the book, the author depicts her most intimate thoughts, questionable choices, actions and vulnerabilities. It was uncannily comforting to feel as if this stranger was describing so many of my own life experiences. It was like reading chapters out of my own story.

The wit, inner-banter and vulnerability eloquently detailed by Anna provides an outlet for self awareness and entertainment, whether you're a single girl of all ages or married woman with or without children. And the perfect and insightful resource for the curious male.

My 'Falling for Me' experience provided me with what a book hasn't in a very long time... inspiration and camaraderie. The universal message lets you know that whether it's something small or something that scares you to the core, those are the things that guide on the ultimate quest to finding love...in yourself.

Nicely done Anna David.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It makes you think about your day-by-day actions and what are you doing for yourself and not for others... I recommend it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Christa on February 26, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
An inspirational little book -- I thought the author used just the right combo of humor and self-reflection. I felt challenged to look at my choices, my self-perception, and my plans for the future. I recommend this book to anyone who might be struggling with loneliness as a single person.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Only two stars. Great message, but this book was difficult to finished. I was pretty bored reading it. Fiction is more captivating.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Patricia J Thompson on October 19, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Hilarious and inspiring. Wished it wasn't over when I got to the last page. I've recommended it to many friends and reference it often. Will probably even read it again soon, which is unusual for me
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Tom O'Hara on July 31, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A very unique and honest voice. She doesn't hold anything back or sugar coat the story of the journey she is on. I look forward to more from Anna David.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0x9dce1a68)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?