Friday, April 2, 2010

How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage

By Sascha Rothchild

From the back of the book:

“When Sascha realized that the one person she didn’t want at her thirtieth birthday party was her husband, she knew that it was time for the relationship to end. … With wit, moxie, and honesty, Sascha spills about the horrible ex-boyfriends, awkward dates, drugs, a near-death experience, and memories of growing up in an unconventional household that led to her short-lived marriage.”

This memoir is a blip in time in the life of author Sascha Rothchild as she recalls her relationship with her husband, what led up to her decision to marry and what went wrong. It’s a very personal account in which she shares some very intimate details about her life.

Sascha came from a background of not sharing feelings with those you cared about. Her mother didn’t believe in saying, “I love you,” so she never heard those important words growing up. Her mother was also very tolerant … of drug use, teen sex and other issues parents frown on with their children.

So, it’s not surprising Sascha had no idea of what to look for in a relationship as she began her adult life. It led to some bad experiences with men and set her up for failure when she did marry.

This is actually a well-written book and I appreciated how candid the author is. I also enjoyed her sense of humor.

It was an easy read and I finished it in a couple evenings. If you enjoy memoirs, you might want to give this one a try.

1 comment:

Suko said...

LuAnn, this sounds funny and touching. Great review!