With Judy Blume-like honesty and insight, this sequel to Anatomy of a Boyfriend is about life after first love--romance, sex, friendship, family, and the ups and downs of life as a single girl.
After everything that happened—my first boyfriend, my first time, my first breakup—jumping back into the dating game seemed like the least healthy thing I could do. It’s not that I didn’t want to fall in love again, since that’s about the best feeling ever. But as a busy college premed still raw from heartbreak, which is the worst feeling ever, I figured I’d lie low for a while. Of course, as soon as I stopped looking for someone, an impossibly amazing—and devastatingly cute—guy came along, and I learned that having a new boyfriend is the quickest way to recover from losing your old one.
The moment we got together, all my preconceptions about romance and sex were turned upside down. I discovered physical and emotional firsts I never knew existed. I learned to let go of my past by living in the present. It was thrilling. It was hot. It was just what the doctor ordered.But I couldn’t avoid my future forever.
I’m pretty sure these don’t qualify as “interesting,” but they’re certainly unusual:
1) I used to be obsessed with the actor Anthony Hopkins. Like, I was a one-person cult and he was my supreme leader. You can read about it here:
2) I wrote my senior thesis about the filmmaker Ang Lee just so I could have an excuse to watch Sense and Sensibility over and over again.
3) I once worked at a radio station where my job was to attend promotional events and follow around our dragon-costumed mascot in order to keep kids from grabbing his tail. Real résumé builder, huh?
2. What inspired you to write the books?
Judy Blume novels, falling in love, and getting my heart broken…in that order.
3. Book/s you look forward to read this year?
I’m hoping to go back and reread some of my old favorites, like the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.
4. Any advice to aspiring writers?
Revision is your best friend.
5. Sneak Peek! Give us your favorite quotes or scene from your new book.
I have nothing to preview at the moment. But you can read the first three chapters of Anatomy of a Single Girl here.