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I JUST HAVEN'T MET YOU YET with Tracy Strauss
Join author Tracy Strauss for an evening discussing love, life, and her new book, I Just Haven't Met You Yet.
About the Book
A Modern-Day Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Eat, Pray, Love, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet is written as an open love letter to the author’s future life partner, detailing Strauss’s dating history and her journey to dismantle the effects and stigmas of an abusive past, break free of destructive relationship patterns, and ultimately conquer her fear of truly being seen by the world, flaws and all. The author shares the transformative lessons she learned and self-empowerment she achieved while passing each hurdle along the way to finding the love of her life. Strauss helps readers empower themselves by taking a challenging look at the ways the negative events of their lives, including sexual harassment and abuse, have shaped their self-perception and created obstacles to personal success, and how readers can change that troubled self-image along with their (love) lives.
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet is a modern-day journey of the heart. It is a story about taking big risks, changing old habits and beliefs about dating, and speaking back to the naysayers, especially that internal critic, the inner love saboteur. It is a prime mover and the only epistolary memoir cum dating/relationship essay book of its kind.
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet has been blurbed by Sue Monk Kidd, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ann Hood, Meredith Goldstein, Leah Hager Cohen, Kaylie Jones, and others.
About the Author
Named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow, former essays editor of The Rumpus and former contributor to Glamour’s sex and relationships column, Tracy Strauss has published nonfiction in New York Magazine, The Millions, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, Glamour, Salon, Publishers Weekly, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, xoJane, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Dame Magazine, The Feminist Wire, The Southampton Review, and other publications. The 2015 Writers Room of Boston Nonfiction Fellow, Tracy has appeared on television in her role as a relationship blogger for the Huffington Post. Winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Award for Nonfiction, she is faculty in liberal arts at New England Conservatory and an instructor at GrubStreet. She also moonlights as a Zumba instructor at Boston Sports Club and the YMCA.