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Whoopi Goldberg has been an electrifying, envelope-pushing public figure of many stripes: acclaimed actor, comedienne, singer, songwriter, author, political activist and talk show host. Now, Whoopi will speak openly about why marriage isn't for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what's most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy. Wise, funny, and conversation-starting, Whoopi's message is sure to resonate with the millions of people who struggle with relationships every day.
Goldberg says: "I get to hear from a lot of different people about relationships and this got me trying to figure out why the divorce rate is SO high. It occurred to me that as one who has done it badly often, I might have some insight. It's hard to really know the other person's agenda, but if someone says 'you complete me'...RUN "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-10-12
- Reviewer: Staff
Goldberg, performer and cohost of the talk show The View, shares her wisdom on love and relationships in this no-nonsense guide to personal fulfillment. She denounces the false expectations engendered by popular music, films, fairy tales, and even Viagra commercials that depict an unachievable romantic ideal, imploring readers to "get your heads out of your butts." The title, originally a line from the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, refers to Goldberg's recommendation to have a full life and a complete identity that's wholly your own, for as Goldberg notes sagely, "If they complete you, they can deconstruct you as well." A chapter on "red flags" advises readers on bad behaviors to watch out for, issued along with the all-important and easily forgettable proclamation that "you can't change him." Goldberg's views on sex in and outside of relationships, particularly for older people, are progressive, sensitive, and spot-on. In between chapters, a running column called "Ask Whoopi" deals with specific relationship queries posed to the author over social media. Workbook exercises encourage readers to articulate their desire. This is a funny, conversational (at times rambling), and occasionally profane take on modern romance from a legendary humorist, and is an entertaining if not entirely necessary addition to the canon. (Oct.)