St. Patrick’s Giveaway: Book, Falling Apart In One Piece by Stacy Morrison (US and Canada)

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Author, Stacy Morrison, was a magazine editor for twenty years including six years as the editor in chief of Redbook magazine.  “Falling Apart in One Piece” is the personal memoir of her struggle to find out who she is, amid becoming a first-time mom, getting her dream job at Redbook, and her husband leaving her.  

What do you do when your husband of ten years suddenly says, “I’m Done”? 


Stacy Morrison lives in Brooklyn with her 7 year old son, Zack.  She appears regularly on the Today show and is sought after as an expert on issues facing women today.  As a commentator on relationships, motherhood, marriage and money, Stacy shares her unfailing optimism and emotional analysis.

Although the subtitle of this book is, “one optimist’s journey through the hell of divorce”, I found the book to be just as interesting as a chronical ta successful business woman’s journey trying to balance marriage, motherhood, and work.  Yes, the end result is the dissolution of her marriage, but that was her husband’s choice.  And the emotions, steps, and ultimate recovery can be extended to any personal struggle.
Imagine that you run into your best friend from college that you’ve lost touch with for a few years.  Sitting down over a cup of coffee, she tells you the story of what’s been happening in her life.  The two of you used to share everything – from your favorite sweaters to tears over break-ups with boyfriends.  That’s what you will feel like reading, “Falling Apart in One Piece”.  Stacy Morrison tells you what was in her life and in her heart.  It is a very personal and thoughtful account.  Somehow she shares her sorrow, anger, and frustration without rancor or bitterness.  With all the figurative and literal floods in her life, she maintains her positive nature.
What Other’s Are Saying:

“I loved the tone of this honest, thoughtful memoir: heartbreaking and real, without the slightest hint of self-pity.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


Enter here to win a copy of the paperback, Falling Apart in One Piece.

Main entry

1. Please go to the Falling Apart website and tell me about something you read.

Additional entries

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3. Follow Kelly’s Lucky You  on twitter.

4. Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day). Feel free to use this sample:

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Leave one comment for each entry. Contest ends April 9th at midnight EST. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email to the email address provided in the winning comment. The winner must respond within 48 hours of the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. See my Giveaway Rules page for further information. This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the book for review.


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    I like that the website has a place to share your own story, so you can connect with other people going through the same things as you

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    It was moving. She mention that divorce is the end of something but it’s also the beginning. Sounds like an enlightening book.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    Victoria Zumbrum says:

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    Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

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    Twitter follower (@amysondova)!

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    Linda Kish says:

    This is a great website even if you aren’t going through a divorce. There is a page for you to write your simple truths or what words get you through the tough times.

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    I love that you can share your own story :)

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Love that you can share your own story :)

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    debi jackson says:

    I liked her interest in others by letting you share also

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    Christine says:

    I read about Simple Truths. Even the saddest days contain some joy. Let it in.

    I think it’s helpful to have these bits of wisdom from others to help through hard times.

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    Mona Garg says:

    I visited the site and read that every divorce is unique but the end result is the same for all: you shared your life with someone and now you don’t.

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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    forgiveness isn’t about letting your partner off the hook; it’s about letting you off the hook.

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    i learned that you can leave your own love/loss story. I would like to read this book, I am going through a divorce right now

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    felecia says:

    Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce is Morrison’s first book, and it was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2010,

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    katklaw777 says:

    “Once I got the obsession with WHY WHY WHY out of the way, I was able to see that what mattered more was figuring out how we were going to make it as a divorced couple.”
    Very well put…thanks for the giveaway.

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