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Falling Into Manholes by Wendy Merrill
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Falling Into Manholes

by Wendy Merrill

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Found this memoir hard to read for some reason. I did not find this authors mistakes and follies enjoyable. ( )
  hethie | Feb 25, 2012 |
painful. hope her epiphany supports her growing self-love.
  mochap | Jul 13, 2009 |
Painfully honest memoir by a woman who's survived eating disorders, drug addictions, and crazy boyfriends. The unflinching details make the read almost too intense sometimes. Wendy Merrill's way of dissecting her beliefs and dysfunctions is right on and she describes even tragic situations with hilarious puns and cleverness. You'd probably race through the book, hoping she can pull herself out of the self-imposed hell. ( )
  emigre | Mar 25, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399154558, Hardcover)

Meet Wendy Merrill, a quirky, attractive, in-recovery-from... Well, you can pretty much name it... Who, while seemingly on the quest for her perfect mate, keeps falling into manholes. After losing herself in an endless series of attachments, this serial mater comes to see how her relationships with men are indicative of all her relationships – with alcohol, food, drugs, family, friends, and most of all, herself. Smart, funny and embarrassingly honest, the tales in Falling into Manholes recount the common experience of looking for love in all the wrong places and the not-so-common experience of finding it in yourself – and it feels like talking with your best friend. Wendy represents the bad girl/good girl paradox deep within every woman, and writes what women often think but don't have the nerve to say.With candour, humour and style, Falling into Manholes explores the contradictions and imperfections of being a woman in a book about relationships, addiction, self-esteem (and the lack thereof) and going to any lengths to discover what matters. This "menmoir" gives the reader what we all need more of: a good laugh, an easy read, and hope.

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The hilarious, skewed, rueful misadventures of a forty-something, in-recovery-from-everything bad girl/good girl in her search for love, sex, and sanity. After losing herself in an endless series of attachments, this serial mater comes to see how her relationships with men are emblematic of all her relationships--with alcohol, food, drugs, family, friends, and most of all, herself. With honesty, humor, and style, Wendy explores the contradictions and imperfections of being a woman, in a book about relationships, addiction, self-esteem (and the lack thereof), and going to any lengths to discover what matters. She gives the reader a good laugh, an easy read, and hope.--From publisher description.… (more)

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