Don't you love that quote? Isn't it so ridiculously true???
I recently spotted this read on Jenna's fabulous blog, Eat, Live, Run. She titled her post, "Every Woman should Read this Book" and I was immediately curious. I couldn't find it at the library so I ordered it from Amazon and, almost as soon as the package arrived, Krissy's realism and wit captured my full attention.
Krissy's account is a true story, but reads more like a novel. Krissy loses her beloved grandfather and gets dumped all in the course of a few weeks. On the outset of her memoir, she is a heartbroken, frantic girl desperate for both healing and attention, but over the course of her story she transfroms into a confident, delicate woman paitiently waiting for real love. And she learns this all from her grandmother. Each chapter is the title of a lesson she only grasps after some romantic mishap. With every scrape, she is more and more drawn to her grandparent's marriage. Studying their lives, gleaning from long conversations with Grandma Glo, she sorts out where she erred and begins to navigate her love life differently. Her grandparents' relationship, so rich with sacrifice and understanding, reveals the loneliness in Krissy's past romantic entanglements and helps her recognize genuine, earth-shattering, fly-to-the-moon-and-back love when she finally stumbles upon it.
Jenna is right. Every woman should read this book, unless you're under 18. Then, give it to your mom and let her read it first.