Bachelor/Bachelorette XOXpert Jacqueline R. is back with more bach-goodness! Check out her rave review of season 10 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman’s new book IT’S NOT OKAY, now on-sale from Gallery Books!
I’m a mega Bachelor and Bachelorette fan. I’m that crazy person that DVR’s the episodes and rehash all the details of the show to my husband who lovingly pretends to listen to my rants.
You don’t have to be a fan of the show to read this book. If you are
1.) going through a breakup
2.) have gone through a bad breakup or
3.) like to read about breakups because it makes you feel better
It’s a great book about loving someone, losing someone and finding yourself again.
Andi Dorfman was on The Bachelor and she actually dumped the guy after the overnight date. I remember watching this episode and thinking to myself, gah, this guy is such a tool, you go girl! He was my least favorite Bachelor, but that’s beside the point. This landed her a spot as the next Bachelorette.
The book is about Andi right after her breakup with her ex-fiancé, who we call number twenty six. Throughout the book she goes back to the past and retells her side of the story. She doesn’t do an entire play by play of the show, but we do get some extra background on the show which I enjoyed reading.
I really liked the pace and tone of the book. I also find her writing style very comical and light-hearted. I thought I was going to get a hate-filled book and believe me, there’s plenty of tension in the book between her and her ex, but it’s a book about going through the bad before getting to the good, or at least healing.
Now, I’m a thirtysomething woman, happily married to my soul mate, and so I can’t really relate to her currently, but I have felt what she felt. I’ve had my fair share of horrible and disastrous break ups, so like I said this book is great for girls going through the same thing.
I found Andi very strong, resilient and modern. Although I don’t agree with some of her points in the book, I applaud her for putting herself out there and kind of showing the world her open wounds.
She isn’t mean or vindictive–yes, she has to tell you about the gritty side of the relationships and why they didn’t work out, but it’s all relatable. We have all gone through fights we can’t remember why we fought, nights where you didn’t sleep next to your partner and drinking pain away.
Overall the book was written well, the flow was great and the message was received loud and clear. I read the book in two days. Seriously, if you are a single girl, this book is perfect for you. It will make you want to purge yourself of nasty toxins and self-reflect. Oh and buy a nice purse too (and PS Andi, I think LV speedy purses are STILL in style).