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The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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Smart, strong, independent--single women can live a fabulous life. Husband not required.

Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single WomanTM, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn't just resign herself to being single--she enjoys it! Being single has had its stig
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Thomas Nelson (first published August 6th 2013)
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Elizabeth
Dec 04, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's always good to start the year with a faith-inspired book! I was about to open Christa Black's book, but decided it was time for Mandy Hale's debut (into my life). I found this book a while ago at Barnes & Noble and just have been procrastinating on reading it ever since. I think I read it at the right time, because it was a refreshing read and a confirming read. I found myself highlighting quite a lot. Some of the lessons were sing-songy/rhyming, but that makes it a bit easier for me to ...more
Bri Rinehart
Jan 18, 2014 Bri Rinehart rated it it was amazing
I was on Twitter and saw that one of the quotes pages I am following had retweeted this account titled: The Single Woman. I checked it out and really liked the account so I decided to follow it as well. Occasionally, the owner of the account would tell her followers that they should read her book: The Single Woman. I liked her twitter feed, so I figured, why not? I went to Amazon and purchased a copy.

This book is fantastic. It is an inspiring novel of owning up to being single. I our society, it
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Chenice
Jan 01, 2014 Chenice rated it really liked it
I read this book over the summer, and was absolutely captivated by the authors authentic advice and thoughts regarding relationships.

This book isn't just for single women, and it offers advice to men, and even people in relationships.

*SPOILERS*

The author offers advice such as:

1) The only thing we single ladies need to be rescued from is the notion that we need to be rescued
2) A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her e
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Helen
Jan 01, 2014 Helen rated it it was amazing
Just brilliant!! Such an uplifting and inspiring read. Not just for 'single' women, but for any woman who has had times when she wasn't sure it what direction her life was going.
monica ♪
5 Amazing Stars!


Single |sin•gle| (adjective) - Too fabulous to settle.

I found this book accidentally in local bookstore because it was on sale.
Never heard about this book before, but the title really intrigued me.
And then I checked Goodreads. The rating is high and it has good reviews. So I thought, why not?

I'm so glad that I bought this book.
This book is really, really good!!
So inspiring. It's like the author can see through me, and give me all the advice and solutions I really need at the mom
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Barbara
Aug 19, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Have loved Mandy Hale for years now! "Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life. You didn't settle for it."
Liz
Jun 03, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and most of the advice Mandy Hale offers throughout it. I've had a few off and on again relationships recently and was starting to wonder if I was the problem. It reassured me that there's nothing wrong with me and I don't need a man to feel loved. I need to love myself first. Very empowering story!
Jen Zun
Jan 12, 2014 Jen Zun rated it it was amazing
The Single Woman
This book is a blessing! A very inspiring and encouraging about celebrating your singleness! That being a single is not being in desperate and waiting in vain, it just means that you are blessed and have all the time to live your life happily and wonderfully! This is the season in your life where you will be
utmost instant to fulfill God's mission and purpose for you! :) To be the woman God wants you to be! Also it is the time where you will be preparing yourself for marriage or
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Nicole
Dec 10, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Happily Ever After...usually associated with fairy tales and Disney movies. Author, Mandy Hale is creating a new image to an old cliche. The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass is a mixture of personal stories, inspiration and encouragement for single ladies who maybe focusing on a Happily Ever After vs a Happy Life.

As you read you, I can guarantee you will find yourself, highlighting sentence after sentence. She offers a perspective on love, relationships and life that bring light to t
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Sora
Dec 29, 2015 Sora rated it liked it
Shelves: school-year-2015
For 2016, I have approximately six or seven weddings or marriage parties to go to. I felt the need to read something very "yay, you're not a loser for not being engaged/married/with kids" type of book. This is it! Uplifting and in praise of the single woman. But, be warned, the author is religious and she includes several religious references. I definitely felt better after this book.
Eustacia Tan
Sep 11, 2013 Eustacia Tan rated it liked it
Since I saw the book Real Men Don't Text on NetGalley, I figured that The Single Woman would be a good complementary book to read. But like Real Men Don't Text, I thought it was interesting but not great.

The Single Woman is divided into eight parts and an epilogue, talking about why it's ok to be single and how to live your single life to the fullest. The author uses experiences from her life and the life of others to illustrate her points. In between, there are one page quotes (from whatever ch
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Kim Alexander
Oct 11, 2013 Kim Alexander rated it liked it
I'd actually rate this as being somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3 stars. I think this book would've been great if it'd been deeper. Like a lot deeper. There's some great stuff in here, though the whole rhyming thing detracted from that. The rhyming was cute at first but became annoying. I kind of feel like too much emphasis was put on trying to sound sassy and I had to knock a couple of stars off for that. I feel like this book would be better suited to the single woman who basically has her life to ...more
Ashley
Jan 02, 2015 Ashley rated it liked it
Recommends it for: women, singles, young adults,
The Single Woman was an encouraging book for me as a single woman. I found the author shared similar experiences which reminded me I'm not the only one who struggles with areas related to the single life. It was a very refreshing read that encouraged me to get out there and enjoy life and make the most of it whether I have a man in my life or not. I gave it 3 stars because I would've liked to have seen a bit more meaty, practical advice rather than feel good nuggets of wisdom. But other than tha ...more
Traci Smith
Sep 12, 2014 Traci Smith rated it it was amazing
I'm not really sure how I found this book, but I am so happy that I have. I find it empowering to all of us "single women" out there. I also enjoyed how it talked about God and how he has bigger plans for us all. In life we can be very impatient because it comes as a burden to wait for something that you really deserve. We go after what we want, rather than what God wants us to have. Sometimes the things that we want are truly the most toxic things out there for us. But also sometimes they can b ...more
Taymara Jagmohan
Aug 17, 2014 Taymara Jagmohan rated it it was amazing
I have read many books off the self-development shelves, but this one is purely beyond.


If you check the quotes, you will see a few hints, but more than the surface based facts, you will find a lot of YOU as you read this one!!!


It is amazing, and the best thing of all is she doesn't deride men. Dislike it when books do that! :)


I loved her confidence. She didn't make it seem as if love wasn't possible. In fact she talks greatly of it.


Check her out.

Being single is wonderful. :)


Trust me, I know ;)
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Fashion+Serendipity
Aug 31, 2013 Fashion+Serendipity rated it really liked it
Mandy Hale has done more with this book for women than authors of 'Why men marry b*tches', 'He is just not that into you', etc. Why you may ask? Because Mandy is a true friend, one that believes in empowering women through love & supportive words rather than victimizing women & encouraging a men are evil & hate your exes life stance. Furthermore,
this book isnt just for single women, I would recommend it to any and all women looking to lighten their load and shift their perspective to
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Rebekah Snyder
Nov 21, 2016 Rebekah Snyder rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, especially after I realized it was written by a fellow Christian. Finally, a book written by a thirty-something still single woman. Maybe this would e a breath of fresh air after reading all the books written by married women who are looking for excuses to tell their love story to the remaining single women like me. (I was single and my life sucked, but I got married and so can you!)

I held in my hands the antidote to such soliloquies. But I feel like Mandy overcompen
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Jodi
Jan 28, 2014 Jodi rated it liked it
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Laura
Aug 14, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
The Single Women: Life, Love and a Dash of Sass
By Mandy Hale

Single and Fabulous! Realizing that being single again is not a punishment, but a gift to me is priceless!
I love Mandy Hale’s straight talking approach to women, relationships and her most valuable lesson, never settle. Mandy is a Blogger turned author with a massive Twitter following of half a million people from around the globe.

You can tell through her carefully written words that she has walked through many of the challenges she e
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Michelle
Sep 04, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you just need a kick in the pants when you're single. Mandy does all that and more in this book. With inspiring anecdotes and motivational to do lists, you'll get your single self to your best self ever. Being divorced myself and having gone through that life change along with another heartbreaking relationship afterwards, Mandy reminds us that its all about how you pick yourself up afterwards. It's your choice to either wallow in the muck, or get up and embrace the many opportunities ...more
Marie Bergman
Jan 02, 2015 Marie Bergman rated it it was ok
Even though somewhat encouraging and inspiring, the reading experience was really ruined for me by the author mentioning God in each and every chapter, which to me, who is not a believer, is very annoying and kinda defeats the whole purpose of the message...the book even ends with Amen, excuse me but what the hell...other than that it was pretty superficial and way too perky for my taste, even if the point and purpose of the book is good. I'm not likely gonna be reading this book or anything els ...more
Shree Gaur
Aug 17, 2013 Shree Gaur rated it really liked it
I love the fact that it tells you to be independent and happy! It talks about the new generation woman! Very inspiring! Must read for those women who think they are weak,alone and unloved!
Estella
Oct 05, 2013 Estella rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-reads
I heard that this is now available in our country. Might as well grab a copy of this!
Jannise
May 22, 2017 Jannise rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I need right now. So, yeah, I can totally relate.

To all those, not just single ladies, who need some booster, inspiration, or a sign why they need to continue living their life, this book can help you. =)
BeTesia R. Butler
Jan 10, 2017 BeTesia R. Butler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read for the single ladies :)

This is a great read for all the single ladies out there who are searching for the up-side of the single life. This book has a beautiful way of encouraging the single woman to not simply see being single as "alone" or "lonely", but to also embrace all the positives of enjoying who you are as an individual, loving yourself, and keeping the faith.
Joy Mukami
Mar 06, 2017 Joy Mukami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is amazing.

i love Mandy's sense of humor and i must admit it was completely helpful read it and it was not a waste of my time.
T
Mar 06, 2017 T rated it liked it
Meh and not memorable.
Amanda
Feb 14, 2017 Amanda rated it really liked it
Really liked this book. I found out about it thanks to her blog, and my own curiosity regarding blogging. This was a very quick, upbeat read that was just what I needed right now while I'm finding my optimism and voice again. Refreshing and light...
Warren-Newport Public Library
Aug 21, 2013 Warren-Newport Public Library rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Single and Fabulous! Realizing that being single again is not a punishment, but a gift to me is priceless!

I love Mandy Hale’s straight talking approach to women, relationships and her most valuable lesson, never settle. Mandy is a Blogger turned author with a massive Twitter following of half a million people from around the globe.

You can tell through her carefully written words that she has walked through many of the challenges she eloquently finds humor in and the things most of us let affec
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Alison
Mar 29, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing
My sister recommended this book to me and at first I was pretty skeptical about it...thought it was a book she got off the self-help aisle to help her "spinster" of a sister (me) cope with my singleness. NOT AT ALL WHAT THIS WAS! First, it is a super easy read. The chapters are like 1-2 pages long. Second, I was afraid this book would turn into a rag on men kinda book, but it is a super refreshing and honest outlook on what it's like being single (good and bad). Each chapter is really more littl ...more
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Mandy Hale is affectionately known around the world as "The Single Woman.” In just over three years, Mandy has garnered a massive Twitter following of a half a million people from across the globe. With a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous ...more
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“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” 1070 likes
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.” 841 likes
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