New Release: SEEKING HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Just in time for National Singles Week (Sept 20-26)…
From the time that girls get their first Barbie and Ken dolls—or tune into virtually any Disney movie—they know how love is supposed to work. Find a man, get married, and start living happily ever after.
However, the reality is that there are currently more single women living in America than married women and more single women in their 30s than at any other time in history—figures that are only likely to rise with the next census. As filmmaker and bestselling author Michelle Cove observes in her feature-length documentary Seeking Happily Ever After and her upcoming book of the same name, this very real trend and the conflicting fairytale instilled in women from a young age are a recipe for chaos—the mental and emotional chaos that millions of women know as Singlehood.
An antidote to negative dating guides like The Rules and He’s Just Not That into You, Cove’s Seeking Happily Ever After: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single without Losing Your Mind is a practical roadmap to this challenging and ever-more-lengthy life stage. Drawing upon the remarkably candid insights and concerns expressed by the women she interviewed in her documentary, Cove offers a guide to help women:
- Understand what kind of relationship and partner they truly want
- Stop putting their lives on hold and start living Happily Ever Now
- Confront friends and family members who are adding pressure (intentionally or not)
- Navigate our marriage-obsessed culture
Packed full of informative sidebars, stories from numerous single women, and advice from an author who’s traveled this confusing road herself, Seeking Happily Ever After offers us the tools we need to be happy in every stage of singlehood.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Cove is the director and a producer of the feature-length documentary Seeking Happily Ever After. She is also coauthor of the national bestseller “I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!,” and has written and edited for Psychology Today, Skirt! Magazine, SingleMindedWomen.com, Women and Hollywood, Girls’ Life and many other publications. She lives in Massachusetts, with her husband, Ezra, and daughter, Risa.
ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:
Filmmakers Michelle Cove and Kerry David interviewed single women around the country for Seeking Happily Ever After, as well as experts like Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, author Greg Behrendt (He’s Just Not that Into You) and Harvard Business School professor Deborah Spar (The Baby Business), among many others. The documentary is currently being screened at film festivals across the nation, has been nominated for “Best Documentary” and “Best Female Filmmaker,” and a portion of the film will be featured as part of PBS’s WORLD Multicast (www.worldcompass.org) on the ‘State of Our Unions.’
SEEEKING HAPPILY EVER AFTER • Michelle Cove • Tarcher/Penguin paperback $16.95 / $21.00 CAN • September 23, 2010