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Falling into Manholes: The Memoir of a Bad/Good Girl
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Wendy gives an overview of the book:

A fabulous new Everywoman voice – the hilarious, skewed, rueful misadventures of a forty-something, in-recovery-from-everything bad girl/good girl in her search for love, sex, sanity…and herself. Meet Wendy Merrill, a quirky, attractive, in-recovery-from…well, you can pretty much name it…who, while seemingly on the quest for her perfect mate, keeps falling into manholes. After losing herself in an endless series of attachments, this serial mater comes to see how her relationships with men are indicative of all her relationships – with alcohol, food, drugs, family, friends, and most of all, herself. Smart, funny and embarrassingly honest, the tales in Falling Into Manholes recount the common experience of looking for love in all the wrong places, and the not-so-common experience of finding it in yourself – and it feels like talking with your best friend. Wendy...
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A fabulous new Everywoman voice – the hilarious, skewed, rueful misadventures of a forty-something, in-recovery-from-everything bad girl/good girl in her search for love, sex, sanity…and herself.
Meet Wendy Merrill, a quirky, attractive, in-recovery-from…well, you can pretty much name it…who, while seemingly on the quest for her perfect mate, keeps falling into manholes. After losing herself in an endless series of attachments, this serial mater comes to see how her relationships with men are indicative of all her relationships – with alcohol, food, drugs, family, friends, and most of all, herself. Smart, funny and embarrassingly honest, the tales in Falling Into Manholes recount the common experience of looking for love in all the wrong places, and the not-so-common experience of finding it in yourself – and it feels like talking with your best friend. Wendy represents the bad girl/good girl paradox deep within every woman, and writes what women often think, but don’t have the nerve to say. With humor and style, Falling Into Manholes explores the contradictions and imperfections of being a woman, in a book about relationships, addiction, self-esteem (and the lack thereof), and going to any lengths to discover what matters. This menmoir gives the reader what we all need more of: a good laugh, an easy read, and hope.

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“My first moment of clarity came during the holiday season, when I was giving Brad a blowjob and realized that I didn’t know him well enough to know what to get him for Christmas. I thought this was ironic, but when I told him, he said, “Yes, that is a problem during the holidays, isn’t it?” My girlfriends, on the other hand, understood.

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About Wendy

Wendy was the tall scrawny late bloomer on the sidelines of the seventh grade dance who turned into the sweet-sixteen-never-been-kissed good girl yearning to be bad. Ph.D.s were the norm in her family, yet she aspired to be comfortable on any barstool in the world. In college...

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