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Mid-Life Ex-Wife - A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances

Stella Grey

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there again'."-JoJo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Singers may croon about love being lovelier the second time around, but it can also be far more complicated. When Stella Grey's husband leaves her for another woman, she fears she'll be unhappy and alone for the rest of her life. But daytime vodka-drinking and ice-cream are only short-term consolations. Realizing that she needs to take her future into her own hands, Stella dives into the world of online dating. What follow are 693 days of hilarious, depressing, and baffling encounters that unfold both in person and online. Stella quickly discovers that the more perfect a man appears on her screen, the warier she should be. It's a game of chance, with some players perfectly willing to lie to get what they want, whether that's a lifetime of love or a very brief encounter. Amid flirty emails, Skype chats, and awkward small talk over glasses of bad wine (which may or may not lead to awkward sex), Stella struggles to remain optimistic. To succeed, does she have to redefine the kind of man she's looking for-or change the kind of woman she is? Funny, raw, and heartwarming, this book is a brutally honest account of the world of online dating-a world which so many of us are a part of, no matter our age-drawn from Stella's hugely popular Guardian column, "Mid-life Ex-Wife" (and expanded with new material) about her search for a second chance at love.

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there again'."-JoJo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Singers may croon about love being lovelier the second time around, but it can also be far more complicated. When Stella Grey's husband leaves her for another woman, she fears she'll be unhappy and alone for the rest of her life. But daytime vodka-drinking and ice-cream are only short-term consolations. Realizing that she needs to take her future into her own hands, Stella dives into the world of online dating. What follow are 693 days of hilarious, depressing, and baffling encounters that unfold both in person and online. Stella quickly discovers that the more perfect a man appears on her screen, the warier she should be. It's a game of chance, with some players perfectly willing to lie to get what they want, whether that's a lifetime of love or a very brief encounter. Amid flirty emails, Skype chats, and awkward small talk over glasses of bad wine (which may or may not lead to awkward sex), Stella struggles to remain optimistic. To succeed, does she have to redefine the kind of man she's looking for-or change the kind of woman she is? Funny, raw, and heartwarming, this book is a brutally honest account of the world of online dating-a world which so many of us are a part of, no matter our age-drawn from Stella's hugely popular Guardian column, "Mid-life Ex-Wife" (and expanded with new material) about her search for a second chance at love.
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Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there again'."-JoJo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Singers may croon about love being lovelier the second time around, but it can also be far more complicated. When Stella Grey's husband leaves her for another woman, she fears she'll be unhappy and alone for the rest of her life. But daytime vodka-drinking and ice-cream are only short-term consolations. Realizing that she needs to take her future into her own hands, Stella dives into the world of online dating. What follow are 693 days of hilarious, depressing, and baffling encounters that unfold both in person and online. Stella quickly discovers that the more perfect a man appears on her screen, the warier she should be. It's a game of chance, with some players perfectly willing to lie to get what they want, whether that's a lifetime of love or a very brief encounter. Amid flirty emails, Skype chats, and awkward small talk over glasses of bad wine (which may or may not lead to awkward sex), Stella struggles to remain optimistic. To succeed, does she have to redefine the kind of man she's looking for-or change the kind of woman she is? Funny, raw, and heartwarming, this book is a brutally honest account of the world of online dating-a world which so many of us are a part of, no matter our age-drawn from Stella's hugely popular Guardian column, "Mid-life Ex-Wife" (and expanded with new material) about her search for a second chance at love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Penelope Rawlins

Length:

10h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

55:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:12:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

54:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:05:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:25