Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Tour: AFTER I DO BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID

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About the book:
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes.
Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren’s ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?
This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It’s about staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with everything you’ve got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game—and searching for a new road to happily ever after.


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Taylor Jenkins Reid creates a story that is honest, has brilliant dialogues and captures the harshness that comes, after I do. It is a story of the slow disintegration of a marriage and the steps some takes to determine the right path. It cuts to the quick, examines the decisions we make to try to negotiate through marriage, love and life. It is heart-breaking and hopeful and a read you find hard to put down. The characters are parts of you, you relate to the snuggles, triumphs and ultimately are drawn so deeply inside the story that you are invested to the end. Another brilliant hit! 5 stars

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Praise for the book:
“Moving, gorgeous and, at times, heart-wrenching. Taylor Jenkins Reid writes with wit and true emotion that you can feel. Read it, savor it, share it.” – Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of The Violets of March


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About the author:
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Media Studies. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the “11 Debuts We Love” by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. Her forthcoming novel, After I Do, will be published July 1, 2014.


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When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
It happened so gradually that it's hard to pinpoint exactly when. But I do remember that after I'd written some personal essays, I decided that I wanted to try to write fiction. I intended to write a short story but that short story became a novel. That was a big turning point for me. 

How did you feel when you heard you were going to be published for the first time?
Words may never express the excitement but I will try: My agent emailed me on a Friday to say that early next week I would get a call from the woman that is now my editor. The implication being that if all went well, I'd probably get a book deal. I spent that entire weekend with so much energy that I could have run three marathons. I couldn't eat. I couldn't sleep. It was as if there was so much joy in me, I was about to capsize. Luckily, I have learned the art of calming down since then. But sometimes, I still have to pinch myself.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A dog! A million times a dog. If you're a dog with nice owners, you spend your day sleeping, eating, playing, and snuggling. I can't think of anything better. And I've noticed dogs seem to have a better perspective on life than the rest of us. 

Is there a movie or book you would love to live in or visit?
What a good question! If I could live inside Baz Lurhman's The Great Gatsby, I might die of sensory overload but what a great way to go. Or maybe I should choose to live in The Hundred Ace Wood from Winnie the Pooh. That seems beautifully peaceful and highly entertaining.

What three things can you not live without?
If we're counting people and pets, then I'm going with my husband and two dogs. But for inanimate objects, I'd say the Beverly Hills Public Library, my Roku box, and iced tea.

What are your thoughts on e-books verses hard copies??
I love all of it! There's no wrong way to read a book.


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