Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Eat, Pray, Love. One of Bustle’s “Writers to Watch” offers advice, life Lessons, and lots of heart. As featured by New York Magazine!
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet is a modern-day journey of the heart. Forty-something author Tracy Strauss offers her journey to dismantle the effects and stigmas of an abusive past, break free of destructive relationship patterns, and ultimately conquer her fear of truly being seen by the world, flaws and all.
She shares the transformative lessons she learned and self-empowerment she achieved while passing each hurdle along the way to finding the love of her life. Topics include:
On the Advice of Married Friends: Getting Cultured
First Impressions: Speed Dating
How to Fall in Love Without Really Trying
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Cats Aren’t Kids
The Power of Love
Good Luck to Me: My 1,000th Adventure in Online Dating
My Dating Life Is Not Doomed
Tracy helps readers empower themselves by taking a challenging look at the ways the negative events of their lives, including sexual harassment and abuse, have shaped their self-perception and created obstacles to personal success, and how readers can change that troubled self-image along with their (love) lives.
This is a story about taking big risks, changing old habits and beliefs about dating, and speaking back to the naysayers, especially that internal critic, the inner love saboteur. It is a prime mover and the only epistolary memoir cum dating/relationship essay book of its kind.
Tracy Strauss, named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow, is the former essays editor of The Rumpus and winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for Nonfiction. A contributor to Glamour’s sex and relationships column, she has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show and is a relationship blogger for the Huffington Post. She teaches writing in Boston.