Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it’s like to live out a love story—and its collapse—in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not.
Andi Dorfman, star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, talks candidly about what it’s like to be courted by twenty-five handsome, single men in this juicy, insider’s peek at dating—and breaking up—on national TV. She shares entertaining and heartfelt stories about her fellow Bachelor alums—many of whom are still close friends—comes clean about calling out Bachelor #18 Juan Pablo for bad behavior, and reflects on her personal challenges and uplifting experiences in love that she hopes will help you get through your own break-ups with grace and style!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Imagine if a man wrote such a book as this.
Imagine if a man explained that he was fairly certain one of his two finalists was not “the one” but said he took home “the dud” to meet the family anyway in order to “set the benchmark low” and make the other finalist look better by comparison.
Let’s switch the gender around in some of her quotes and imagine a man saying this stuff:
“I realize exactly what I need to do…_____ HER! Figuratively, literally, symbolically, raunchily, all of it…”
“There are very few things, if any, in this world that carry more power than sex. It is one of the greatest sources of temptation, the easiest way to mind-____ a WOMAN, and if you do it right, the most rewarding revenge imaginable.”
“After all, what says ‘____ you,’ to a WOMAN louder than literally ______ HER?”
You can practically smell the red wine wafting off the pages of this drunken post-breakup "diary." Written in a haphazard, stream-of-consciousness style, Andi's account begins on the day of her breakup. Each subsequent day, she sifts through the experiences (in no particular order) that lead to d-day. Each anecdote is tied up neatly with a completely meaningless "lesson learned" (example: "nothing good comes of free drinks" or the poignant "S-E-X more like S-E-Yessss!")
Branded as an "anti self-help" book (whatever that means), this collection of ramblings sounds more like a drunken voicemail message from a recently-dumped girlfriend than a cohesive memoir (let alone a self-help book or juicy tell all). Under the guise of "being honest," Andi hurls half-inflated jabs at Number 25 (Nick) and Number 26 (Josh), but her evidence falls flat: Josh called her a whore and was a controlling meathead (wow, never would have guessed...),...
I liked Andi on the Bachelor with Juan Pablo and as the Bachelorette. She seemed intelligent and interesting - but this book...it definitely shows Andi in a different light. She's not a great writer, but that aside - the book is strangely written, reading like hybrid between a diary and a half-hearted self-help book. The story is not cohesive, with lots of bouncing around. I hate that she never refers to people on the show by name (for example, Juan Pablo is known as Number 1, Nick is called Number 25 and Josh is Number 26. How dumb is that? Why not just call them by their names? It's weird.
Not a whole lot of interesting information about actually being on the show or the experience in general. She also seems to blame Josh 100% for the breakup, and takes very little responsibility for her own actions/behavior. There are always 2 sides to every story, and it just seemed like there is no attempt to self-reflect about what she might have done wrong in the relationship...
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