Unwifeable by Mandy Stadtmiller (Review by Jennifer Holmes)

Rating: 4*/5

I’m not usually one to pick up memoirs, and  I have to admit I didn’t know who Mandy Stadtmiller was initially so I Googled her before I started the book.  I love comedy, so I watched a few of her stand up tapes. She was really funny so I was looking forward to that crossing over into her book.  I found myself laughing, being mortified on her behalf, and I felt like a cheerleader with each new relationship, hoping this one would be “the one”.  This book isn’t for the faint of heart, Mandy spills the beans, and at times it gets pretty dirty. I loved that she put her story out there and really doesn’t care what people think.  Being single in New York isn’t easy, especially when your 6’2”  in a city full of single women who are just as successful.  Mandy feels she is not worthy of love and after many failed relationships make her feel she is “unwifeable”. I felt so many times that she was using sex to fill a void, to make her feel even temporarily special. Mandy talks about her childhood, her parents, and how they essentially shaped her image of herself.  A lot of the book was like watching TMZ, lots of really good celebrity gossip!  My advice is even if you’re like me and don’t know who Mandy Stadtmiller is, pick up the book anyways.  This is the most honest and open book about a girl who just wants to find someone, and prove that in the end she really isn’t “unwifeable”.

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