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Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2009
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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.
"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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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A friend raved about it but I could not appreciate the style of writing and gave up early on.Published 5 months ago by Arlene
I met Amy Ferris earlier this year at a writer’s workshop that she led. She hugged me and kissed me on the cheek when she met me, and after I had known her a few hours, greeted me... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan
The humor interspersed with reality holds interest. I liked the format. Her story is experienced by many. I could self associate. Her life takes many twists and turns. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Boo Bair
One of the best books I've ever read. You will fall in love with Amy Ferris. She writes a raw, intimate, honest and very funny book in nightly passages about what it means to go... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mary K. Farina
There were some laugh out loud moments.....the rest was just okPublished 10 months ago by Everyonesaunt
I can certainly appreciate Amy Ferris's honesty about things that many of us think and feel but are afraid to put in writing, speak out loud or even admit to ourselves that we... Read morePublished 11 months ago by CLASSIC MYSTERY BUFF
I am so enraptured by this book. And, honestly, after working on/gyn for at least 25 yearsm this is just such a big part of who I listen to. My patients truly NEED this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ANDI
Touching & Hilarious.
The author emphasizes universal themes that any adult can relate to and shares these stories in a heart wrenchingly open manner. Read more