How to be single #3

  
Title:How to be single 
Author: Liz Tuccillo
Paperback
ISBN: 9781416534129

 
It's the most annoying question and they just can't help asking you:
Why are you single?

Synopsis
On a brisk October morning in New York, Julie Jenson, a single thirty-eight-year-old book publicist, gets a hysterical phone call from her friend Georgia. Reeling from her husband's announcement that he is leaving her for a samba teacher, Georgia convinces a reluctant Julie to organize a fun girls' night out with all of their single friends to remind her why it is so much fun not to be tied down. But the night becomes a wake-up call for Julie because none of her friends seem to be having much fun. 

Alice, a former legal aid attorney has recently quit her job to start dating for a living; Serena, who is so busy becoming a fully realized person that she can't find time to look for a mate; and Ruby, a curvy and compassionate woman, has been mourning the death of her cat for months.

Fed up being single in Manhattan, Julie sets off to find out how women around the world deal with this dreaded phenomenon. From Paris to Rio to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai, and Reykjavik, Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. Written in Liz Tuccillo's pitch-perfect, hilarious, and relatable voice, How to Be Single is the ultimate novel for the adventurer in us all


 My Review
 
 I was expecting something different..maybe inspiring, about forging your own path and not relying on relationships to bring you joy. It could have been that. Or it could have been funny. It could have been romantic. It could have been smart. It could have been fun. It could have been educational. Unfortunately it was full of clichés and stereotype. Some of the story was offensive.The Chinese girl who laughs and laughs? The Indians who "bobble" their heads? The strong Nordic women? i really feels insulted when they talking about Muslim. As if we as a Muslim, think education is not important..i don't know how she could write something like that.

What I loved about this book, and what made me laugh over and over, is the reminder of how nutty we get at a certain age when we haven't married. I do know that married folk have some crisis identity in their life. What if my kids do not need me anymore? What to do if my kids going to collage? But I'm single, so I can't relate to any of that. What I DO relate to is a group of somewhat maniacal women who have been single adults for somewhere around 20 years, and are now faced with the very real possibility that this is it, no prince charming is coming for them.

 Second the idea of being single forever is rolling around in our heads. Maybe we're fine addressing this directly and openly or maybe not. Either way it's there and I believe we will find the true of ourselves.


Overall⭐⭐⭐ over ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
 

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  1. Mujur masih ada yang menarik dalam buku ini..

    BalasPadam
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    1. Tu la apsal..sebab buku ni tebal namatey, mmg stuck dengan buku ni je..hahah..lepas habis baca buku ni, buku lain laju lak habis..haha

      Padam
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    1. tu la pasal..igtkan dapat la something new ke..tapi sighhh~~ sama je

      Padam
  3. At early 20's and attend to my friend's wedding ceremony makes me curious about certain thing (how do they know their spouse "is the one " i never asked them directly bcs im afraid they'll misleading what i'm trying to say .

    About the book you have read , i love the idea of how its protize about being happy bcs who you are not depend on other (relatonship) . Prove that be alone also can makes us happy . But white people being stereotype ? thats nothing new especially their thoughts toward muslim . Not all , but i have seen some .

    BalasPadam
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    1. yeah true..but some people say..you will know by heart when you meet the one..err dont ask me the feeling coz i'm still searching..heheheh

      anyway, thats true..not white people only, it could be local malaysian too(we are one malaysian) their attitude that differentiate between them.. sorry if i'm worng..but it based on my experience

      Padam
  4. Menarik tajuk tu macam tutorial nak jadi single kan 🤭

    BalasPadam
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    1. kikikiki..kan jadi tutorial pulak..hahaha maybe boleh buat next post haha

      Padam
  5. Yes I still single and wonder if I get to marry someday.

    BalasPadam
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    1. we will..sebab setiap sesuatu yang diciptakan itu kan berpasang pasangan..just have faith

      Padam
  6. So this book just for fun reading. Doesn't inspires people and change their life. But sokay lah since can make reader laugh. Semoga cepat dipertemukan jodoh yang terbaik. Aaminn...

    BalasPadam
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    1. maybe expectation AD tinggi sangat kot..but AD just tak setuju dengan buku ni sbb depending for realtionship utk bahagia..actually not..macam macam kita boleh buat walaupun single kan..

      alhamdulillah..aminn untuk doa

      Padam
    2. Penulis mungkin focus pada relationship je kot. but good to read lah kan :)

      Padam
  7. Wuaah .. membaca kata single, jadilah teringat diri saya yang single ha ha ha 😆.

    BalasPadam
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    1. lah..single juga ke?saya pon..hyee geng single haha

      Padam
  8. while i think i am one of them in the books lol

    BalasPadam
  9. Hello!! it sounds nice but it's not what I'm looking for right now. Still, thanks for sharing.

    Blessings!!

    BalasPadam
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    1. keep searching for the right book..you will get it later

      Padam
  10. no conocía esta novela, siempre que me paso por tu blog descubro un post interesante, me encantas.

    BalasPadam
  11. sis AD minat membaca..mesti minat GA ni..hadiah menarik

    https://nasuha-itsmyessay.blogspot.com/2020/08/520-giveaway-by-garaeki.html

    BalasPadam

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