It’s the most annoying question and they just can’t help
asking you: Why are you single?
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 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
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. Download and start listening now!