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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580052975
  • ASIN: B003R4ZBP0
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,166,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amy Ferris is an author, a screenwriter, and an editor. She lives in Pennsylvania with her delightful (and very patient) husband Ken. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amy Ferris is an author, screenwriter, editor and playwright. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From A Midlife Crisis debuted theatrically (Off-Broadway) in 2012. Ruth Pennebaker of The New York Times called her memoir "poignant, free-wheeling, cranky and funny." Amy co-edited, along with Hollye Dexter, the new anthology DANCING AT THE SHAME PROM. She has contributed to numerous anthologies including: He Said What? The Drinking Diaries, Exit Laughing, and The Buddha Next Door. Amy is on faculty at The San Miguel de Allende Literary Festival, on the Advisory Board of The Women's Media Center, she serves on the Board of Directors at Peters Valley Art, Education, and Crafts Center, and is a founding Board member of the Scranton, PA based Pages & Places Literary Festival. She primarily writes about all things women-centric. While she often feels like she's in retrograde, she quite enjoys her life, and her fervent wish is that all women awaken to their greatness. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband.

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It's the real deal, honest and funny and at times, raw.
gridprice
All the things that Amy writes about in this book with such hilarity is everything we are all feeling and thinking but afraid to talk about with each other.
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I just started to read this great book, and love the title by the way...don't you!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Frances Mican on August 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'll be honest here - I haven't gone through menopause. I don't know what it's like to have insomnia (or how you could possibly manage to have insomnia AND write a novel as incredible as this). I haven't shared many of the experiences that Amy Ferris talks about in her book, Marrying George Clooney. But, regardless of that, I connected with this book on such a deep level. I got choked up, I laughed out loud, I set out to write my own novel, I read parts aloud to anyone who would listen... I LOVE this book.

It's incredible to get to know someone on such a deeply personal level - let alone to reach that connection through a novel. But Amy lets us in on her secrets, shares her most joyful and sorrowful moments with us, and inspires us to get through those ups and downs with profound grace and humor.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linda Lichtman on April 1, 2010
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I LOVED this book! The title was intriguing so I ordered it from Amazon not knowing how much I needed it. Being bed-bound with a nasty case of bronchitis, this book was a savior...laughter, giggling, aha moments and feeling like Amy Ferris was in bed talking directly to me...I have a new best friend...her CONFESSIONS were similar to many of my private thoughts and experiences - Share this book with your best friend or best enemy...everybody deserves the joy from the angst that this writer offers...BUT IT NOW!!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Marcia G. Yerman on September 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
This week, "Marrying George Clooney: Confessions From a Midlife Crisis" by Amy Ferris, is hitting the bookstores. On the back will be my blurb of recommendation:

"Amy Ferris has successfully combined a rip-roaringly funny page-turner, with an unvarnished account of the personal history that formed her. This gut-wrenching look at intimate relationships will resonate with readers because of the universality of its raw emotion, clarity of vision and self-revealing courage."

Blurbs are relatively short, pithy comments on why a potential reader should pick up that particular book as opposed to the hundreds of others that are displayed besides it. It is an invitation. It also serves as a reference to those who have already taken the plunge, as they take a break from their reading to see if they are in sync with those who had the privilege of an advance look.

In my case, not only did I get to peruse the manuscript in its final form, I also witnessed its birth and evolution.

I met Amy Ferris at The Women's Media Center in 2005. We were part of the start-up team for a new venture founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan. The goal was to ensure that women were more "visible and powerful in the media." The two of us were quite vocal about how important women's cultural contributions were - a necessity to honestly reflect women's stories in our society. As we laughed at each other's jokes, which we considered über hilarious, we forged a friendship.

Many of the issues we discussed in serious moments - family, relationships, and life changes - would find their way into Marrying George Clooney. Amy's writing voice is distinctive; first person conversational.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Very Merry Shakespeare on January 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
It's all in the delivery. That's how I feel about this absolutely outrageously perfect book. Yes, I said perfect. Because the beauty of each and every chapter is literally in the imperfections that life throws at us every day. Is a midlife crisis a mixture of tears, humor, pain, and hilarity? You bet it is. At least, it is through this author's eyes.

Erma Bombeck, I still believe, did this best. She told the truth. Not since the death of Ms. Bombeck have I read an author who could literally "nail it"...until now. In this fantastic book, Ms. Ferris offers up, without apology, everything she feels, sees, and does during this most frustrating part of a woman's life. Yes, the inevitable Menopause. The writing is raw and sweet, as she delights the reader with paragraph after paragraph detailing her 3:00 AM experiences. I haven't gone through Menopause yet, but I, too, have wavered between jumping off a bridge in order to end all the stupidity surrounding me, or pushing someone I love in front of a car. With every troubling thought that rushes through the female mind, the most frequent conclusion that we arrive at is that someone's life has to end.

I want to share a couple of revelations that hit me right between the eyes. The author wrote that it was her obligation and responsibility to acknowledge and hold dear the privilege of her own life. I have to say...Bingo! Yachtzee! She called 'Midlife' a reinvention of the wheel. And I learned a great deal. So much so, that I will keep this book on my bedside table when 'Midlife' hits, so I can always know that someone else once felt as bad as I will.

The author talks about her father, who died far too soon. That, unfortunately, is something I do share with her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Andrews on November 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
I'm a sucker for laugh-out-loud memoirs and this book is one of them. Marrying George Clooney, which reads a bit like a blog, is written by Amy Ferris who somehow manages to make the hell that is menopause funny. She has insomnia and most of the chapters were written at 3am when the rest of the neighborhood, including her husband, are sound asleep.

And her mother has dementia, which is no laughing matter, except Ferris pulls it off anyway. While most of the people who can relate to this book would be midlife women who take care of their parents, Ferris' writing is poignant enough to pull in any member of the audience, whether young or male. She does not alienate; she sucks you in. And then makes you laugh.

I could have done without the whole preface, though. Seven pages of blah, blah, blah that I didn't need to know and was misled into thinking the book was going to be a dud, because she doesn't turn it on until Chapter 1 on page 16.

Also? She didn't need to change up the font all the time in order to emphasize what she was trying to say. Her writing was the most beautiful woman in the room who felt compelled to put on too much make-up when she could have arrived to the party clean-faced. Her use of language is gorgeous; the important lines stand out all by themselves and don't need any help. In other words, don't put A1 Steak Sauce or ketchup on that filet mignon; it's delicious just the way it is.

But maybe that's just me and all those italic interruptions and ALL CAPS asides wouldn't bother you at all. I'm just barfing out my own opinion. Either way, I highly recommend this book for a touching and hilarious look at a midlife crisis.

AAAAAAAND.....it's available on Kindle. Yay!
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