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Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis Paperback – 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 ›
Amy Ferris's sad, long distance reconciliation with her mother reminded me of a response the brilliant poet, Nikki Giovanni gave once when she was asked what she was grateful for. (In part) NG told her interviewer that she had survived cancer and she was glad that she did primarily because her survival enabled her to live long enough to reconcile with her mother.
I'll admit also that I am partial to writers who are willing to address, (arguably) the most primal relationship of all, that of a mother and her daughter, but to do so with such wit and candor and grace and searing honesty...oh my. Good, good stuff. This is what is meant by "writing your emotional truth".
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I loved this book, the perfect read for my 10th anniversary trip with my husband, both of us in our 50s and finally settling into something that feels almost golden. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kim M Cottrell
Amy Ferris is an incredible writer and the dearest of souls. She plucks the truth from the collective minds of all women and speaks it with humor, vulnerability and verve. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa
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If you're a woman you owe yourself the treat of reading this book. It's like chocolate. Especially dark chocolate. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Deborah Richetta Simon
A friend raved about it but I could not appreciate the style of writing and gave up early on.Published 11 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 11 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 13 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 13 months ago by Mary K. Farina