Like most women, whether theyve chosen the Fortune 500 career path or have had five kids by 35, Anna David wondered if shed made the right choices. Then she came upon the book Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown, Cosmopolitans fearless leader from the mid-sixties to the late nineties. Immediately connecting with Gurley Browns unique message of self-empowerment combined with femininity, Anna vowed to use Sex as a lesson plan, venturing out of her comfort zone in the hope of overcoming the fears and insecurities that had haunted her for years. Embarking on a journey both intensely personal and undeniably universal, she becomes adventurous and spontaneousreviving her wardrobe and apartment, taking French lessons, dashing off to Seville, and whiling nights away with men she never would have considered before. In the process, she ends up meeting the person really worth changing for: herself.
About the Author
Anna David is the author of the novels Party Girl and Bought, and the editor of the anthology Reality Matters. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Details, and many other publications. She has appeared on national television programs including Today, Hannity, and CNN s Showbiz Tonight.
“Because every girl can use a best-friend-in-a-book, and this one is a winner: funny, smart, and brutally honest.”
“A thoughtful chronicle with inspiring lessons in personal growth and building a life one loves from the inside out.”
“Anna David’s journey is ripe with wry observation of situations ranging from poignant to hilarious, ending with the ultimate message that we create our own happy endings. In short? I fell for Anna David, and you will, too.”
-Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Is the New Black
“In this new form of reality lit, Anna David shows it’s never too late to come of age and sometimes it takes an unexpected fairy godmother- say Helen Gurley Brown-to get us there. Anna had me falling for her, myself, and this book with every brave and vulnerable page.”
-Jennifer Belle, New York Times bestselling author of High Maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch