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The book that reveals what happens after Sex and the City

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The book that reveals what happens after Sex and the City

Don't you ever wonder what happened after Carrie Bradshaw found her happily ever after on Sex and the City I pretend that monstrosity called Sex and the City 2 never happened. Well Cindy Chupack's new book/memoir, The Longest Date: Life as a Wife, reveals the fate woman find after they've found the perfect man. Cindy, like Carrie, is a writer living in New York. In fact, Cindy was a writer and producer for Sex and the City. After many decades of dating, Carrie had found her fair share of Mr. Wrongs and so had Cindy, most notably a gay ex-husband. But after years of searching, Cindy found her Mr. Right aka her Mr. Big and Life as a Wife chronicles what happens after the wedding. I absolutely adore Cindy's honesty in this book. So many women shy away from talking about the realities of marriage. I think as women we feel we can't complain about married life because we should just be grateful we found love. We seem to tell ourselves that after all those years of being the single girl we should just suck it up and be glad we're no longer alone. Cindy, thankfully, says screw that. She complains about her husband and all his stuff moving into her perfect beach home and ruining the beautiful decor she spent years creating. She refuses to just accept that her husband still occasionally smokes pot and actually tells him it annoys her. And she sure as hell wasn't going to just listen to her hubby when he suggested she get a breast reduction. I love Cindy for being this brutally honest. Just because us single girls wait years to find the one, doesn't mean we have to become a Stepford wife who will do anything for her husband. Instead Cindy's refreshing take on marriage encourages women to be real about marriage and to not feel bad because they sometimes look at their husband and think "Why did I marry you?" But along with Cindy's humour about married life, there is also heartbreak. I mean real, horrible heartbreak that left me sobbing on my commute to work. I don't want to spoil the book for you because you really do need to read it, but prepare yourself for Cindy's brutal honesty to be even more brutal when talking about the realities of parenthood.And make sure you have tissues nearby. I think this book is the perfect book for every woman, from the single girl wondering when she will find love to the married woman wondering why her husband is such a slob. It truly is the continuation of Sex and the City and to be honest, I think it's better than the show. If you wrote a book about marriage what would you say? Photo courtesy of Penguin Books
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