Real customer reviews - Average rating: 4.3 Stars
5 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2011-11-04
A friend referred me to read this book as we do have a similar journey. Finding myself in my late twenties single and frustrated with dating or lack thereof. My own experience has been about embracing who I am, discovering my own dreams and desires.
I am grateful to have read this book and to discover that I am not the only one in this type of self-discovery journey. I love how the author tackle various tasks as mundane as learning how to hang curtains and dealing with the Ikea customer service and gain insight about issues such as surrendering, being open to the possibilities. This book inspired me to look at my own life and embrace an area such as beauty to explore and grow from.
5 Stars By Mike George on 2011-10-13
One Woman's Journey Through Life
I have been a fan of Anna David's previous works, "Party Girl", "Bought" and "Reality Matters". So, I was really looking forward to reading "Falling For Me".
This book takes a look as Anna starts on a journey of reinventing her own life. Using Helen Gurley Brown's "Sex And The Single GIrl" as a roadmap, Anna takes on some of life's challenges. I found her journey to be sweet and thoughtful as well as some comedy sprinked in.
I think this is Anna's best work to date. I enjoyed her first-person conversational style. To me, it felt like a glimpse into someone's journal. I found myself rooting for Anna as she set forth on these challenges. And, who hasn't been in her place when falling in love. And, if you're not careful, you might just learn some valuable life lessons. I know I sure did.
This is one book I may have to read again, since I may have missed the more subtle references.
So, if you're a fan of Anna's previous works, or just a fan of a really well thought out and well written story, then this is the book for you. Very highly recommended.
5 Stars By Anthony Mark on 2011-10-13
I am 46 years old, this spoke to me
Anna David is my favorite author. I loved her other books, Party Girl, Bought,and Reality Matters.
I had to take a 3 hour train ride today, and I read the entire book , Falling For Me.
Unlike Anna's other books which were sexy, fun , and exciting to read. This book was a personal memoir.
Anna was willing to share so much of personal life with us, the reader in this book that I could not put it down.
I know that Anna is, a relationship expert, and thanks to Social Networking I know that she is also Single.
I felt it was none of my business why she was not married.
But Anna wrote this book and explained all of this, her pain, her struggles, her mistakes. Then finally this life changing decision to follow Helen Gurley Brown's example to live her life by.
Anna always cuts through the fog of romance to answer the basic questions. We cannot be in love with a partner unless we fall in love with ourselves.
Falling For Me is speaking to me on a deeply personal level. I am age 46, single, with a fear of dying alone. I have difficulty leaving my own comfort zone. I am going to try to learn from Anna's book, Falling For Me to help make vital changes in my own personal life.
This book had a deep effect on me. I highly recommend it.
5 Stars By Jason Spears on 2011-10-13
Anna David does it again!
Every book Anna writes I am more impressed with her skills as a writer and her ability to connect with the audience of whom she writes for. Falling for Me, was an incredibly well written book, as Anna's journey to self improvement and self understanding, leads her through many interesting experiences. It takes a courage to write a Memoir like this that is so raw. Anna leads us through her journey from tears to laughter, from her darkest times to her triumps. This book is about decisions, both good and bad. Hilarious dating site experiences, speed dating, steamy romances, and conquering fears. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever doubted themselves as it was quite inspirational to read. Also, don't let the title fool you, men can learn a lot from this book as well, I know I did.
5 Stars By Derek on 2011-10-15
hits the nail on the head, funny and sometimes hot
Ok, so the author is crazy but hit the nail on the head with this story. She taps into something that so many people are going through - You can easily feel like something is wrong with yourself if you get to your 30s and are unmarried because you're not right in the head. I just spent all night reading the book and I'm sure it will be a huge success. Read the first chapter online and it only gets better. For me, it was like reading a female version of my own story. The author is smart...the personal nature of her stories and thoughts cut through the B.S. bravado in her life and the reader's. It was worth reading all night...although I doubt my skin is going to be glowing when the sun comes up. Highlights include: plenty of hot single sex, inner thoughts on everything, lots of dates and watching the Author grow into herself. The book had a, 'man in the grey flannel suit' quality about it. If you understand what she's talking about...this book could be a life changer. I'm going to buy some extra copies for friends.
5 Stars By CKHendry on 2011-10-25
Falling for Me Isn't Just for Single Ladies in their 30's...
I'm not sure I know anyone that can say they haven't struggled, or at least questioned if their life is where they thought it would or should be at some given point in time. There always seems to be the ever petulant feeling that the roadmap you planned for your life (or society programmed you to plan) doesn't match where you think it should be.
Anna David's pivotal moment came when she was on the verge of a major meltdown and became captivated by the pages of Sex & the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown in a NYC bookstore. Being single wasn't the end all...timeless advice from this 1960's book. This motivated Anna to apply age old advice, with a modern day girl spin to find love.
Throughout the book, the author depicts her most intimate thoughts, questionable choices, actions and vulnerabilities. It was uncannily comforting to feel as if this stranger was describing so many of my own life experiences. It was like reading chapters out of my own story.
The wit, inner-banter and vulnerability eloquently detailed by Anna provides an outlet for self awareness and entertainment, whether you're a single girl of all ages or married woman with or without children. And the perfect and insightful resource for the curious male.
My 'Falling for Me' experience provided me with what a book hasn't in a very long time... inspiration and camaraderie. The universal message lets you know that whether it's something small or something that scares you to the core, those are the things that guide on the ultimate quest to finding love...in yourself.
Nicely done Anna David.
5 Stars By Patricia J Thompson on 2013-10-19
An awesome read
Hilarious and inspiring. Wished it wasn't over when I got to the last page. I've recommended it to many friends and reference it often. Will probably even read it again soon, which is unusual for me
5 Stars By M. J Partipilo on 2011-10-19
Anna David does it again!
I've read every Anna David book and they just keep getting better. Falling For Me is no exception. An open, honest memoir that explores, teaches and inspires. And best of all, it's original, which is vastly different from so many of the cookie cutter authors of today. Reinventing yourself is difficult and we get to follow Anna through all of it, the pain, the laughs, the triumphs. Loved it, can't wait for the next book!
4 Stars By Christa on 2014-02-26
An inspirational little book -- I thought the author used just the right combo of humor and self-reflection. I felt challenged to look at my choices, my self-perception, and my plans for the future. I recommend this book to anyone who might be struggling with loneliness as a single person.
5 Stars By Tingting Fang on 2016-04-04
It's a great book that I can relate a lot too! Anna has her own witty way of telling a story, definitely love it!