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eBook The Year of Yes ePub

by Maria Dahvana Headley

  • ISBN: 1401302300
  • Category: Relationships
  • Subcategory: Self-Help
  • Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Books; First Printing edition (January 11, 2006)
  • Pages: 276
  • ePub book: 1776 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1213 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 179

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For Robert Schenkkan, Whom I adore beyond all reckoning.

For Robert Schenkkan, Whom I adore beyond all reckoning. How did I ever get so lucky? Table of Contents. IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT YOU are young, female, and appallingly, possibly unattractively, well read. You grew up in a small town in Idaho, but now you live in New York City, the most exciting and romantic place in the country, and feasibly in the world.

Maria Headley is quite a talented writer with a strange view of the world that is worth experiencing for yourself. Not afraid to tell the truth, Maria Headley writes with humor, compassion, and sensitivity, honoring the human spirit. Her story is one of the funniest I've read, but also quite tender. She has a profound love for this world and everyone in it that leads her to explore more options both for her own romantic entanglements and for ways to express love to her fellow man/woman. She's willing to shake off social and family programming, examine and toss out resistance, judgment, and prejudice, use the power of her intentions, follow her heart, and be open to what comes her way.

So many single people get into the rut of what their "perfect type" is, and unbeknownst to many of us, our perfect type may not be what the perfect MATCH for us would be. Horizons should be widened, chances taken and new thought given to what is working in our lives. Through this insightful self-exploration, Ms. Headley comes across so many different paths, some not so great, some learning experiences, and some delightful.

Her work includes the young-adult space-fantasy novel Magonia and Queen of Kings, an alternate-history fantasy novel about Cleopatra, and The Mere Wife, a retelling of Beowulf.

The Year of Yes book. Maria Dahvana Headley has tried to convince the audience how incredible she is and succeeded only in irritating and enraging me. This is the most self-indulgent, ridiculous, racist, appallingly idiotic, pretentious, and misguided memoir ever written. The shaky and dubious premise aside, This book is 275 pages of masturbatory, pathological nonsense, an ill-conceived love letter to herself that should have stayed scrawled by ironic quill in Maria Dahvana Headley's coffee-stained moleskine journal.

The Year of Yes. Maria Dahvana Headley

The Year of Yes. Maria Dahvana Headley. New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers-a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran-fight to protect those they love in The Mere Wife. From the perspective of those who live in Herot Hall, the suburb is a paradise.

Автор: Headley, Maria Dahvana Название: Year of Yes, The .

Maria Dahvana Headley had been there, cherry-picking the men shed dated based on a variety of criteria, and clearly it wasnt getting her anywhere.

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Books by Maria Dahvana Headley. I listen to the sound of singing. Everything, everywhere. The world inside my house. This year, I’m a fake exchange student from a real city, doing nothing more than sneaking out of the house I live in. It’s a normal night, in a normal life, on which I can’t outwardly celebrate the birthday that’s about to happen, because it’s Aza Ray Boyle’s, not Beth Marchon’s. There’s a picture of the girl formerly known as me in the hall of my school.

Like many young people everywhere, playwright Maria Headley had had her fill of terrible dates. Discouraged and looking for love, she decided the time had come for her to eliminate her own (clearly not adequately discriminating) taste from the equation. Instead-as she vowed to her roommates one frustrated morning-she would date every person who asked her out for an entire year, regardless of circumstances. It would be her Year of Yes.Leaving her judgment and predispositions at the door, our heroine ventured into a world suddenly brimming with opportunity and found herself saying yes to:l-The Microsoft Millionaire who still lived with his mom.l-An actor she had previously sworn off as gay.l-And finally the significantly older man, divorced with kids, who she never would have looked at twice before the Year of Yes-and to whom she is now happily married.Hilariously funny and ultimately inspirational, The Year of Yes will appeal to every person who has turned down a date for the wrong reason.

Comments

Bajinn Bajinn
Being a divorced woman for the past 16 years, the principle of Ms. Headley's quest alone raised my eyebrow. "Why not?" I thought. So many single people get into the rut of what their "perfect type" is, and unbeknownst to many of us, our perfect type may not be what the perfect MATCH for us would be. Horizons should be widened, chances taken and new thought given to what is working in our lives. Through this insightful self-exploration, Ms. Headley comes across so many different paths, some not so great, some learning experiences, and some delightful. How many of us have had bad dates with people who we thought would be a good match for us? Or worse, HORRIBLE dates?! (Oh, Lord, have I got stories) I decided she had a point, and was courageous, to boot. I haven't had that many dates since this read, but I did go out with a 30-something year old virgin and a few others I might not have before. With renewed vigor, I look forward to more of my own "Year of Yes."
Flamekiller Flamekiller
I just finished reading this book a little while ago and I'll have to say that it is already one of my favorites. Maria Headley is quite a talented writer with a strange view of the world that is worth experiencing for yourself. Her story is one of the funniest I've read, but also quite tender. She has a profound love for this world and everyone in it that leads her to explore more options both for her own romantic entanglements and for ways to express love to her fellow man/woman.

If you have a real fear of sex and all things sexy, this is not the book for you. It is not explicit, but she does get it on quite a bit. On the other hand, if you like sexy books; you will not be disappointed in the least. I really learned a lot about how women view sex and sexuality from this book which is significant because I've been married for a while now. Maria is straight forward with the "how's" and "why's" of her sexual freedom and her motivations in that area. I can't say I always agreed with her, but it was a hell of a ride reading about her exploits.

So, to sum up: Big fun, lots of sex, moments that will tug at your heart strings or at least pluck them a bit, and a happy ending. Give her a try.
Gralmeena Gralmeena
Hysterically funny, cleverly written, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was I would have liked to have read more about her impending husband at the end.
Hystana Hystana
This book was hilarious and an easy read. You'll enjoy it as long as you don't dissect it or take it too seriously. Enjoy!
Impala Frozen Impala Frozen
Plainly, this book's poor reviews confuse me. But I appreciate them; after its title spent much of the past decade on my must-read list, I finally purchased a quality used copy for a very affordable one cent and found it well worth more than the price. Your negativity plus my open mind - the dueling motifs at the very heart of this memoir - resulted in a karmic payback for me. Thank you.

When I was, coincidentally, the same age as the author, I also became a fan of playwright Robert Schenkkan after reading his astonishing epic The Kentucky Cycle. And I admit, when I learned of this book written by his wife, I, too, balked a bit at its premise: tired of her fruitless love life, a single woman spends a year accepting every date offered her. Not only does she live to tell about it - and finds true love in the process - her escapades are enough to fill a book!

"Must be nice . . ." I thought dejectedly.

And then I got over myself.

Let the overly-estrogenated eat their own. The author's clumsy decisions, the likes of which many people make at 21, are part of the whimsy of this memoir. Perhaps dressing provocatively was not part of your youthful repertoire, but not seeing past your jealous judgment as an older adult reveals an immaturity that would do us all a world of good if it were, pardon the expression, off like a dirty shirt.

Indeed, Ms. Headley makes profound observations about character, love, and life as a human being; qualities many of us found relatable a few short years ago through the wildly popular television series Sex and the City. When the subject matter is fictionalized, it draws raucous applause. In real life, it draws cat claws. Women, this behavior is shameful. I almost let your biased opinion persuade me from an enriching experience.

If you must swim in the shallow end of the pool, don't piss in it for the rest of us.
Broadraven Broadraven
I bought this book based on a couple of reviews I read. The subject matter was intriguing so I ordered it thinking it was going to be a light summer read. What I was not expecting was what a fantastic writer the author is. The book was great! Entertaining and fun! I was actually sad when I got to the end. It is one of the few books I will re-read eventually (when I get finished with my stack of recently ordered books by my bed). Enjoy it!
Rainbearer Rainbearer
Not afraid to tell the truth, Maria Headley writes with humor, compassion, and sensitivity, honoring the human spirit. She's willing to shake off social and family programming, examine and toss out resistance, judgment, and prejudice, use the power of her intentions, follow her heart, and be open to what comes her way. Then choosing consciously.
A descriptive writing style that felt forced in places, along with an unrealistic plan, this book might be more appealing to the younger reader. Surely there could have been an easier way to say that your life will change if you open your heart to love...? And being open to love should not necessarily mean being promiscuous. But, hey, in the end the author gets what she set out for; it's just that we'll never know if she would have gotten it anyway.