Realistically Ever After: Finding Happiness When He's Not Prince Charming, You're Not Snow White, and Lifes Not a Fairy Tale

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What if living happily ever after isn't the fairy tale you thought it would be? Who would have guessed that Prince Charming snores, or that his horse was a car with a cracked windshield? Cristina Ferrare shows us, with the trademark wit and candor that have made her a beloved media personality and bestselling author, that life isn't a fairy tale. But look at it the right way (and you will after this book) and the reality is wonderful in its own right.

Using examples from her own life, Cristina illustrates that the dirty dishes, hungry kids, cranky boss, and messy house can be just as much a part of joy as rare romantic moments, perfectly behaved children, a well-earned promotion and raise, and a spotless home. Her journey through "a fairy tale interrupted" is one that will strike a chord with both working women and stay-at-home moms.

Thousands of women with low libido identified with Cristina's voice in Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache. Reading Realistically Ever After, women everywhere will see themselves, their families, coworkers, and neighbors in her stories of life's everyday frustrations and hilarious predicaments. And they'll realize that they don't need a hero on a white horse-they've already got everything it takes to be happy.

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Cristina Ferrare, after twenty years as a supermodel, co-hosted "AM Los Angeles," which was the highest rated morning television show during her five-year tenure. She is hosting a new show on the Home Shopping Network entitled "Realistically Ever After." In addition to hosting several other TV shows, she has acted in film and television, designs a line of jewelry, and has written three best-selling books: Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache, Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertainment, and Cristina Ferrare Style. She lives in Los Angeles.

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’This memoir cum self-help guide combines humor and pathos to relate the ups and downs of marriage, divorce and remarriage. Ferrare, a talk show host, former supermodel and author of So I Don’t Have a Headache, married twice before she met her current husband, Tony. (Her second groom was John DeLorean, the car entrepreneur arrested in a sting operation for dealing cocaine.) Now she and Tony have been together for 20 years, blending three children from his former union with two from hers, along with two daughters they had together. Ferrare details how, on starting out, her fantasies of a harmonious Brady Bunch-like family were soon overturned by the realities of integrating people with differing feelings and needs. Her six-year-old daughter, Kathryn, showed her disdain for stepfather Tony by kicking him in the shin at their first introduction. The family’s first vacation in Hawaii with all the kids was marred by childcare problems and arguments that taught everyone nothing. As the book progresses, Ferrare describes how she and Tony handled the difficulties of raising teenagers, including incidents involving drug use and abuse. According to the author, however, living in reality has brought them closer to one another, in a marriage that Ferrare states is based on "spirituality and commitment to God."
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