Author: Andi Dorfman
Title: It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After
Genre(s): Biographies and memoirs; Relationships; Love and romance; Television
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Review: This book is completely different from what I normally go for, but I thought that it might be something fun to listen to on my way to and from school. I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette franchise and Andi was by far one of my favorite ladies. During her time on both shows she presented herself as a sassy and independent woman who didn't take any crap from other people. I was really interested to learn more about her experience as a contestant, bachelorette, and newly single woman. I didn't have a lot of expectations going into this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed how it was literally written like pages from her journal and her personality was very apparent throughout the entire book. I also liked how she started from her experience as a contestant and then moved through her breakup with Josh Murray and how she ended up in New York. Andi also disclosed a lot about her relationship with Josh and how hard it was during their breakup. I felt that this book is incredibly raw and you can definitely experience that pain and torment that Andi felt as she was going through the different stages of her life. I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because I personally felt that there were some things that she could have left out to help one of her exes (Nick Viall) save a little face. It didn't seem necessary for her to have certain things exposed that could literally ruin a person, so I perceive this a little more as an expose than just a bibliography. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys The Bachelor series or who enjoys diary style books.
Book Description: "Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it’s like to live out a love story—and its collapse—in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not. Andi Dorfman, star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, talks candidly about what it’s like to be courted by twenty-five handsome, single men in this juicy, insider’s peek at dating—and breaking up—on national TV. She shares entertaining and heartfelt stories about her fellow Bachelor alums—many of whom are still close friends—comes clean about calling out Bachelor #18 Juan Pablo for bad behavior, and reflects on her personal challenges and uplifting experiences in love that she hopes will help you get through your own break-ups with grace and style!"