Better Single Than Sorry: A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling

3.56 avg rating
( 305 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061228087: Better Single Than Sorry: A No-Regrets Guide to Loving Yourself and Never Settling

Advice, insight, and inspiration for relishing the single life!

We live in a country that places an unhealthy emphasis on relationships, yet nearly 50 percent of all American women are single. But does being alone mean you have to be lonely and miserable? Absolutely not.

Nobody knows that better than Jen Schefft, who got engaged to a rich and handsome man on TV's The Bachelor, only to break it off after six months—and who later stunned and infuriated viewers nationwide when she turned down the proposals of both finalists on The Bachelorette the following year. But even though she was reviled in the tabloid press and on the Internet, Jen believes it would be a far worse fate to commit to a relationship that was wrong for her.

Better Single Than Sorry is an indispensable guide to thriving as a solo in a couples-obsessed culture. In this warm, compassionate, down-to-earth, and empowering book, Jen Schefft has a positive message to impart to millions of sensational single women: Love yourself . . . and never settle for anything less than everything you deserve.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jen Schefft won 2003's The Bachelor and starred in 2004's The Bachelorette. Walking away from both after turning down two proposals, she now works in public relations and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

From Publishers Weekly:

Schefft, who famously turned down two marriage proposals on national TV, would seem the perfect source for a book on finding inner happiness and self-sufficiency without a man; unfortunately, the former star of TV's The Bachelorette has a positive message and little else. Instead of providing juicy behind-the-scenes stories from her two seasons on TV, Schefft illustrates her message with anecdotes from a number of average women, a technique she leans on so often that these real-life tales start running together. Lists of questionable utility and appeal are provided throughout, such as "50 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Single" ("You still have an opportunity to hook up with Justin Timberlake if he suddenly knocked on your door"); ditto in-book quizzes and activities. Familiar lessons like "Don't Be a Doormat" and the grass isn't always greener lack fresh perspective, and the text can be frustratingly repetitive ("Chapter 4: Tell Mom-and Everyone Else-to %$#* Off" doesn't preclude sections in Chapter 8 on "Parental Consent" and the "Dutiful Daughter"). Though she provides an occasional surprise-a helpful look at the distinction between playing hard to get and being hard to get, for example-Scheff's advice is largely stale, providing more comfort than constructive ideas.
Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Schefft, Jen
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M0066ZY

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Schefft, Jen
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061228087 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HCI9610NXGQ051517H5132C

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Schefft, Jen
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks 2008-01-02 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
ThriftTaco
(INDIAN TRAIL, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow Paperbacks 2008-01-02, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0061228087 Brand new and ships pronto! 100% guarantee. Multiple quanities available. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS92-9780061228087-11-7724

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jen Schefft
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Omega Books and More Inc.
(Springdale, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # 3D7DSF0008SX

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jen Schefft
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800612280870000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Schefft, Jen
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061228087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Schefft, Jen
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061228087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Schefft, Jen
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780061228087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jen Schefft
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Advice, insight, and inspiration for relishing the single life! We live in a country that places an unhealthy emphasis on relationships, yet nearly 50 percent of all American women are single. But does being alone mean you have to be lonely and miserable? Absolutely not. Nobody knows that better than Jen Schefft, who got engaged to a rich and handsome man on TV s The Bachelor, only to break it off after six months--and who later stunned and infuriated viewers nationwide when she turned down the proposals of both finalists on The Bachelorette the following year. But even though she was reviled in the tabloid press and on the Internet, Jen believes it would be a far worse fate to commit to a relationship that was wrong for her. Better Single Than Sorry is an indispensable guide to thriving as a solo in a couples-obsessed culture. In this warm, compassionate, down-to-earth, and empowering book, Jen Schefft has a positive message to impart to millions of sensational single women: Love yourself . . . and never settle for anything less than everything you deserve. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061228087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jen Schefft
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0061228087 ISBN 13: 9780061228087
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Advice, insight, and inspiration for relishing the single life! We live in a country that places an unhealthy emphasis on relationships, yet nearly 50 percent of all American women are single. But does being alone mean you have to be lonely and miserable? Absolutely not. Nobody knows that better than Jen Schefft, who got engaged to a rich and handsome man on TV s The Bachelor, only to break it off after six months--and who later stunned and infuriated viewers nationwide when she turned down the proposals of both finalists on The Bachelorette the following year. But even though she was reviled in the tabloid press and on the Internet, Jen believes it would be a far worse fate to commit to a relationship that was wrong for her. Better Single Than Sorry is an indispensable guide to thriving as a solo in a couples-obsessed culture. In this warm, compassionate, down-to-earth, and empowering book, Jen Schefft has a positive message to impart to millions of sensational single women: Love yourself . . . and never settle for anything less than everything you deserve. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780061228087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book