Falling Into Manholes: The Memoir of a Bad/Good Girl

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Penguin, Mar 27, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
Wendy Merrill is in recovery from...just about everything. Alcoholism, anorexia, you name it, she's battled it. And as far as men, well, it might have been an early warning sign when she took a college class called Dating and Marriage and got an F.

On the surface, she was a good girl, determined to excel. Secretly she was looking for love in all the wrong places-from strangers' beds to barstools- and falling into manholes every step of the way. With honesty, humor, and style, Merrill explores relationships, self-esteem (and the lack thereof), and going to any lengths to discover what truly matters.
 

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Self-described "menmoir" examines parallels between the author's romantic failures and her decades-long struggles with alcoholism, bulimia and depression.Armed with a dating record that her friend ... Read full review

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Painfully honest memoir by a woman who's survived eating disorders, drug addictions, and crazy boyfriends. The unflinching details make the read almost too intense sometimes. Wendy Merrill's way of ... Read full review

Contents

FALLING INTO MANHOLES
FIRST BORN
MANOREXIA
MEMENTO
THE PERFECT CATCH
KISS N HELL
SERIAL MATER
CHICKS DICKS
BEHIND BRAS
LONGDISTANCE BILL
CLIFF NOTES
THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE
STILL BORN
ART THERAPY
V DAY
BREAKFAST EPIPHANIES

SIZE MATTERS
CODEMENDENCY
acknowledgments
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About the author (2008)

Wendy Merill runs WAM Marketing Group, a marketing communications company based in Sausalito, California, where she lives above ground and beyond her means. Two of her autobiographical essays have previously appeared in "Single Women of a Certain Age," edited by Jane Ganahl, and "Single State of the Union," edited by Diane Mapes.

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