Today is the official publication date of the book. What better way to celebrate than with a great review. The following review appeared today on Blisstree.
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex* by Heather Belle, MFC and Michelle Fiordaliso, MSW is a smart and insightful book about all of the complicated and confusing issues surrounding the issue of ex-lovers.
Everything…Ex* is written in a witty, colloquial, and organized style. It is filled with short anecdotes, tons of pop culture references, and bullet points that break down the problems and solutions of the most common problems that the authors have witnessed in their studies of relationships, yet is still fun and easy to read. And yes, I did say solutions! I was extremely happy to see that Belle and Fiordaliso took strong stances on so many issues that could be debated and actually offered detailed proposals for dealing with ex-relationship challenges. While I was reading Everything…Ex*, I really felt like I was getting educated and reliable advice from my inner circle of girlfriends…and they just happened to be professional psychotherapists.
Belle and Fiordaliso do a wonderful job of recognizing the complicated personal issues like feelings of abandonment, fear, a desire to please others and low self esteem that come to the surface when ending relationships. The insightful way that they diagnose and offer antidotes to these personal insecurities can be extrapolated to address larger issues that may be causing problems in other areas of someone’s life. These women really understand the deep underlying issues that can make it so devastatingly hard to deal with the end of a relationship.
If you are single and have an ex in your life, this book is a MUST READ. If you are in any other situation, I still recommend this book because it has so much helpful information about diagnosing personal insecurities and finding ways to focus on yourself so that you can be happy and loving. This fun little book is just spilling over with answers to why women feel the way that they do in so many situations.
You can visit the Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex* (*a former spouse, lover, fling or “friend”) website at Everything Ex to find out more about the authors and read their pop culture relationship blog. The book is available online and in stores starting September 1.