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Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir

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I did have my own friends, my own salary, my health, and TiVo: all the important things we're likely to take for granted. Still, when it hit that I'd now have to date again, I panicked. Dating meant nightclubs, heels, and black. It meant, "No, thank you. Really, I'm full." It meant matching bras and underwear. Clothes with the micro used to describe them. Because until you date again, people will hiccup lines about getting back on horses. So you invest in an Agent Provocateur whip and a subscription to an online dating service...

--from Straight Up and Dirty

She had every girl's dream: the perfect marriage to the perfect guy in the perfect apartment on the Upper East Side. Marriage fit Stephanie Klein like a glove...but unfortunately it fit her husband like a noose. And then, just like that, Klein found herself divorced when you're firm, fashionable, and let's face it — fetching.

Celebrated bloggist, photographer, and freelance writer Stephanie Klein lets it all hang out in this juicy tell-all tracing her jump back into single life following her divorce. On the dating advice of her therapist, Klein attempts to keep a pair and a spare of men always on hand and has lots of bawdy fun along the way. But when the anniversary of the devastating breakup from her wasband forces her to revisit what happened, she finds herself wanting more than her therapist's recommended gimmick to keep her emotionally safe.

Straight Up and Dirty demonstrates that the true measure of success isn't what's crossed off life's to-do list. It's having the grace and fortitude to move through change, curls intact and smiling

Review:

"While hugely self-absorbed, Klein intersperses surprisingly touching observations with crackling, punny lexicon (she dubs her ex a 'wasband')." Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

A young woman relates her hilarious adventures — post-Sex and the City and pre-Desperate Housewives — as she jumps back into the pool of single women after her divorce from a Big-like character.

Synopsis:

Marriage fit Stephanie Klein like a glove . . . but unfortunately it fit her husband like a noose. She thought she had the perfect marriage, but just like that, Klein found herself "divorced when you're firm, fashionable, and let's face it—fetching."

Celebrated bloggist, photographer, and freelance writer Stephanie Klein lets it all hang out in this juicy tell-all tracing her jump back into single life following her divorce. On the dating advice of her therapist, Klein attempts to keep "a pair and a spare" of men always at hand and has lots of bawdy fun along the way. But when the anniversary of the devastating breakup from her "wasband" forces her to revisit what happened, she finds herself wanting more than her therapist's recommended gimmick to keep her emotionally safe.

Straight Up and Dirtydemonstrates that the true measure of success isn't what's crossed off life's to-do list. It's having the grace and fortitude to move through change, curls intact and smiling.

About the Author

Stephanie Klein was born and raised in New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 1997 with a B.A. in English and a concentration in writing. There she worked with writers such as Colin Harrison, Dani Shapiro, and Mary Gordon. Klein is a freelance writer and a popular blogging mistress (www.stephanieklein.com) with a readership averaging more than 100,000 unique visitors a month. She has been published in the UK, Belgium, and China. Her latest photography collection, Au Jus, is featured in the suites, rooms, and corridors of The Hotel Gansevoort in the Manhattan's meatpacking district. Straight Up & Dirty is her first book. She now lives in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061147999
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Klein, Stephanie
Author:
by Stephanie Klein
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.76 in 144 oz
Age Level:
from 8 to 11

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Product details 304 pages Hc - English 9780061147999 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While hugely self-absorbed, Klein intersperses surprisingly touching observations with crackling, punny lexicon (she dubs her ex a 'wasband')."
"Synopsis" by , A young woman relates her hilarious adventures — post-Sex and the City and pre-Desperate Housewives — as she jumps back into the pool of single women after her divorce from a Big-like character.
"Synopsis" by , Marriage fit Stephanie Klein like a glove . . . but unfortunately it fit her husband like a noose. She thought she had the perfect marriage, but just like that, Klein found herself "divorced when you're firm, fashionable, and let's face it—fetching."

Celebrated bloggist, photographer, and freelance writer Stephanie Klein lets it all hang out in this juicy tell-all tracing her jump back into single life following her divorce. On the dating advice of her therapist, Klein attempts to keep "a pair and a spare" of men always at hand and has lots of bawdy fun along the way. But when the anniversary of the devastating breakup from her "wasband" forces her to revisit what happened, she finds herself wanting more than her therapist's recommended gimmick to keep her emotionally safe.

Straight Up and Dirtydemonstrates that the true measure of success isn't what's crossed off life's to-do list. It's having the grace and fortitude to move through change, curls intact and smiling.

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