Only seven years in the making and the day has finally arrived. Drum roll please….
Eat, Drink and Remarry…StaceyLu’s Guide to Planning the Second Time Around has hit the virtual shelves on www.amazon.com. I am so happy to get this book done before paper is obsolete. Although for you e-reader enthusiasts, the Kindle version is available November 20th just in time for some light Thanksgiving reading.
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The flame of this shining moment was slightly diminished by a snowstorm in October and subsequent seventy-two hour power outage but you can’t keep me down for long!
If you are one of the few people left on the planet that I have not told about my book, here is a synopsis:
I was twenty-eight when I got divorced and thirty when I walked down the aisle for the second time. I didn’t know one person who was divorced at my age, let alone remarrying. At the time, I didn’t feel like I had the right to ask for help with anything. Friends and family helped me plan the first wedding (bridal showers, engagement parties, gifts) and they supported me through my divorce. How could I ask for anything now?
After I got married (round two), I began to see more woman going through the same process – getting married way too young, getting divorced and remarrying around thirty. I felt compelled to write this book. I saw myself as a pioneer, and not in a good way, but at least maybe I could help others going through the same thing.
Almost everything went wrong when I was planning my second wedding. The only right part about the whole experience was my husband-to-be. But even though I was marrying Mr. Right, the Universe kept sending every wrong circumstance my way. I soon realized that I was the source of my own misery. My frame of mind attracted these circumstances. I was engaged less than one year after my divorce was final. That isn’t much time, especially because once I received those papers I never looked back — never thought about it, never talked about it…nothing. So, I never dealt with all of the emotions surrounding my divorce.
The pages of Eat, Drink and Remarry are chock-full of love and gratitude for the stories they tell. This is my story and the stories of other brave women who were honest about the struggles surrounding their encore weddings. There were plenty of happy moments, but for some reason the low points are much funnier. Most of it was a rollercoaster of emotions and one big logistical nightmare.
This tale is told with honesty and humor and contains some tips for women who find themselves on the same sinking ship I was on, planning a second wedding. It only took seven years to complete so I am feeling right on schedule. For those of you not planning a second wedding, buy it anyway, its funny!