The Late Bloomer's Revolution: A Memoir

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Hachette Books, Jul 3, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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The debut of a sparkling and reassuring memoirist--an inspiration to late bloomers everywhere

"I like to consider myself a late bloomer, meaning someone who will eventually, however late, come into bloom. Although when and if I will bloom remains a mystery. I wish I knew how to speak a foreign language fluently. I wish I knew how to cook a simple roast chicken, or that I had read The Idiot, whose main character sounds like someone I can relate to."

In quick succession, Amy Cohen lost her job writing sitcoms, her boyfriend (with whom she'd been talking marriage), and her mom, after a long bout with cancer. Not exactly the stuff humor thrives on, is it? But filtered through Amy's worldview, there's comedy in the most unexpected places. In this unforgettable, engaging memoir, she recounts her (seemingly) never-ending search for love, her evolving relationship with her widowed dad, and her own almost unintentional growth as she stumbles through life.

Filled with observations sweet, bittersweet, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Late Bloomer's Revolution will be irresistible to anyone who believes her greatest moment is yet to come.

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Witty with a few insights. - Goodreads
She lost her job as a tv writer. - Goodreads
I thought the premise of this book is good. - Goodreads
The ending left TOO much to be desired. - Goodreads
But the book also gives in to some cliches (the writer, - Goodreads
I like her very conversational style of writing. - Goodreads

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I enjoyed Amy Cohen's writing but it was too much about her being single and finding a man to give meaning to her life for my taste. Read full review

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Recently picked up some chick-lit memoirs at library sales, and this one was favorite. Cohen writes well, honestly, with humor. Fun to vicariously live the exciting, (to me, perhaps not to her) life ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Amy Cohen grew up in New York City. A writer/producer on Caroline in the City and Spin City, she also wrote a monthly column for the New York Observer, and later appeared as the dating correspondent on the cable TV show New York Central. She lives in Manhattan, near her family, who has a lot to say about everything.

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