Falling for Me by Anna David
How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love

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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.


About Anna David

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Anna David is the author of the novels Party Girl and Bought, and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Details, and many other publications. She has appeared on national television programs including Today, Hannity, and CNN’s Showbiz Tonight.
Published October 11, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 323 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction

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“By pushing myself to follow Helen’s instructions for living,” she writes, “I’ve discovered just how simple it can be to change who I always thought I was.” David captures her escapades and social encounters with a snappy writing style and keen observation of the mating rituals of urban professio...

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Seeking guidance and solace from the bookstore relationship aisle to help her recover and break bad patterns, she stumbles upon Helen Gurley Brown's seminal 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl and is hooked.

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Frustrated by her disappointing love life, writer Anna David stumbles across a copy of Helen Gurley Brown’s classic ’60s book Sex and the Single Girl and decides to follow Helen’s advice (David always refers to the Cosmo editor by her first name) to improve her chances of finding and keeping a su...

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Fast forward to 2011′s new millennium to a single 30-something author and journalist named Anna David who doesn’t believe in soul mates or cupid’s arrows, but, after experiencing several dsappointments in life, love, and shrinks, decides to become a self-proclaimed prote’ge’e of Sex and the Singl...

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