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Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist

Can t Help Myself Lessons Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist Part advice part memoir Am I Doing It Wrong is a funny disarmingly honest book by the woman behind the Boston Globe s enormously popular Love Letters column Now one of The Boston Globe s most popul

  • Title: Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist
  • Author: Meredith Goldstein
  • ISBN: 9781478969792
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Part advice, part memoir, Am I Doing It Wrong is a funny, disarmingly honest book by the woman behind the Boston Globe s enormously popular Love Letters column.Now one of The Boston Globe s most popular and most e mailed features, Meredith Goldstein s Love Letters column has created a booming nationwide community of readers and letter writers over 1,000,000 strong andPart advice, part memoir, Am I Doing It Wrong is a funny, disarmingly honest book by the woman behind the Boston Globe s enormously popular Love Letters column.Now one of The Boston Globe s most popular and most e mailed features, Meredith Goldstein s Love Letters column has created a booming nationwide community of readers and letter writers over 1,000,000 strong and growing exponentially by the day Am I Doing It Wrong gives readers a little insight into the behind the scenes of their favorite advice column Meredith divides it into twelve delicious chapters, each focusing on an issue with which readers are struggling, including topics such as how to cope with dating fatigue and infidelity, work romances and tired marriages, true love and true loss She begins every chapter with an essay that talks about the topic and that includes stories about her own loves and losses This is followed by a question from a reader, Meredith s wise answer and then a symphony of short responses from the Love Letters community Meredith s unique voice and her touching relationship with her readers makes this a must read book, entertaining and relatable because it tells the extraordinary and often hilarious story of a single woman navigating her mercurial love life, and both moving and comforting because it immerses you into her compassionate community of big hearted love seeking confederates.

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    1. One of the great things about reading for NetGalley is the opportunity to explore books that I might not have picked up under other circumstances. This book is one of those, and it turned out to be quite a treat. Meredith writes, and orchestrates, a LOVE LETERS column in Boston. In this book, she manages to gracefully weave her own story into those of her readers and advice givers.Unlike typical advice columns, Meredith asks readers to chime in with their own council and help the writer. These l [...]

    2. I loved this book and read it in about 48 hours. Through most of it I had laugh out loud moments but finished the last chapter in tears. Meredith Goldstein, the advice columnist for the Boston Globe has written a searingly honest book that shares her personal story intertwined with her professional work. Each chapter takes on a modern day subject (divorce, exes, breakups, illness, etc) where MG shares her personal experience and then follows up with letters from the column. The second author(s) [...]

    3. Goldstein does a fantastic job of integrating the author, her advice column "Love Letters" and real life into a witty and thought provoking novel. As the author searches for responses to the reader's concerns, she is often surprised to discover answers to her own dilemmas as a single woman searching for her own answers. However, the story really opens up after her mother is diagnosed with cancer. After all this time and the episodes with her mom, the author is truly grateful for her "Love Letter [...]

    4. I received this book as a giveaway from .I expected this book to be about an advice columnist, which it was, but it was really about the author’s life. It was about her relationships—romantic and familial. Interspersed in her life stories were the lettered from her readers, her responses and the comments of her readers. Parts of this book for me were an easy read, in that the romantic/love life stories were interesting. The familial part was much more difficult as she deals with her mother†[...]

    5. As a sporadic advice column reader, I picked up the ARC of this book with the idea that it would be a compilation of letters and responses. It was much more. I enjoyed that Goldstein not only shared her columns, responses, and reader responses but couched it within the context of her own life. How would I summarize this book? Life is real in different ways for each of us, we all hit speedbumps of various sizes, and who couldn't use some advice along the way? Reality with a dose of humor and gril [...]

    6. This was a fun, engaging read. I like how the author--the book is nonfiction--didn't hold back on critiquing herself, even when it was probably hard to reveal certain personal things to the reader. She was honest with herself and the readers (that is, both the readers of this book and the Boston Globe column--around which the book revolves). It had a mixture of comedy and tragedy, and the two together made for a very interesting, engaging, and evolving story, which I'm glad I took the time to de [...]

    7. Loved this book! It is warm and honest and real, without being schmaltzy. Meredith talks about her own life experiences, and at the end of every chapter, she presented letters from people posting on the advice blog, and readers' comments to the letter writer. That made it a very easy read, and I could hardly put it down. It was 256 pages, but I liked it so much that I wish it were longer! What I liked best is that, as I was reading the book, it often presented opportunities to reflect on my own [...]

    8. Not a book that I would typically pick up but I was not disappointed by any means! Her description of highs and lows from her own life were so heartfelt and at times truly hit home. I loved that she also included some letters and accounts from her advice column in Boston. Overall a very good book!

    9. What a fun combination of memoir and advice column. Meredith Goldstein writes for the Boston Globe's column Love Letters. She shares with us her own life and experiences along with letters submitted to her column. I think everyone could relate to her stories and experiences in one period of their lives or another.I read this book quickly over one weekend and it was perfect with a glass of wine in a hot bath.I received this book from a Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

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