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Leaving You...for Me

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  14 reviews
While there are any number of dating guides out there - books on everything from how to get a man to how to keep him, books which give us rules or encourage us to break rules, books which idealize romance and others which aspire to empower us to reclaim and retain our independence - few books speak as honestly to the trials, tribulations, poignancy and humor of re-entering ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 12th 2018 by Nicollet Press
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
#FirstLine ~ PROLOGUE Ever wonder why we do what we do?

Honest, raw and wonderfully told Leaving You For Me is a genuinely thoughtful story about what happens behind closed doors and how finding the courage to leave can be the start of finding yourself. This story was honest and was not afraid to show the tough stuff, the really hard parts of life. The story then followed through by sharing the rest of the journey with the reader. You got the full story and it was a really great one.
Danzel  Chuacuco
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
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Blue Librarian
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In an era when real relationships are almost obsolete and people care too much about appearances and political correctness it is rather difficult to find someone who will tell you the naked truth.
Alex Delon got the guts to tell her story. She went through an almost half a century marriage an decided to get a divorce and start a new life when most people give up. We get to know her story, the ups and downs of going single after sixty. It is not an easy road but let's face it, dating never is. And
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Sabi
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author coveys a very honest account of the GOOD, BAD, UGLY instances in her life. I laughed with her, cried with her when i read the book. Her emotional journey and the different phases she goes through after leaving her husband is very well articulated. You fall in love with her, empathize with her and want her to win in the end. She says, “I let that sinking sun drag a lot of baggage with it. Out of sight, out of mind.” And that's something everyone of us can relate to young or old. You ca ...more
Fhey
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book made me laugh and cry at the same time.

With the proper audience who can really relate to the main character, this book is great and give valuable lesson.
Theodora Chimonez
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The title of the book was what got me interested at first. Then I started reading it, and I had lots of "a-ha!" moments.

I have never been married but I found so many of Alex's experiences very relatable and educational. I have been in an abusive job and when I read about the experiment in the first chapter, it made so much sense.

The style of writing was engaging, witty and concise. It is sad that Alex had to go through such abuse from her ex-husband, but I am glad she has been able to articulat
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Robin Atkins
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and has flair from the author. You will laugh and cry and then will contemplate your own life. Do you have the courage to leave if you are not happy?

There are things that mirror my life, however the biggest is that my husband is named Brad as well but that is as far as it goes.

The author writes about real life experiences and the hard choices that come with getting divorced after 47 years. That takes a lot of strength and courage to do. I applaud A
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Mandilynn
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
The story is great and absolutely well written, but myself being only 33 and married for a mere 12 years to an absolutely wonderful man who makes me feel like a queen, I just cannot relate to a whole lot in this book. I truly don't think I'm the target audience here. Although, I can say that her struggle with her ex was (unfortunately) all too relatable for me, having had the man that was in my life before my husband be a verbally abusive alcoholic who was constantly in bed with other women. It ...more
Debi Lantzer
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5 Stars!

When I was contacted about this book, I had never heard of the author or the book itself, but the synopsis seemed pretty interesting, so I said "sure, I'll read it".  Now that I've read Leaving You... For Me by Alex Nicollet Delon, I'll share my thoughts:

The book's author, Alex Delon writes this book as somewhat of a memoir, somewhat of a diary and finally, somewhat of an instruction manual for women who may or may not have to walk in her steps in their future.  Alex Delon was 1
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Margaret
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The title of this book grabbed my attention, and seemed like something I would relate to easily. The author takes you on her journey from the time she decides to leave her marriage of 47 years, a marriage that appeared to be "fine" to everyone, including her husband. I was pulled in to her story from the start. I lived that life of smiling on the outside while being miserable on the inside. Alex Delon weaves her story with humor and grace, despite some very difficult trials she endured. It was a ...more
Aliaa Rockatansky
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: a-r-b-p
Leaving You…For Me is some sort of a mix of memoir, an instruction book and a diary. Unfortunately, it is unnecessarily long too. The word count in this book surpasses the one hundred thousand mark while the content could be covered using half of this value. Although this book has good lessons and rare insights, they lost their shape in the way the author chose to deliver. There were entire chapters that didn't add anything to the events and the same happened with some pages and paragraphs. It m ...more
Danielle
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 18+
Recommended to Danielle by: company on twitter
Alex Delon’s leaving you for me is quite a unique novel to me at least as I don’t often read memoirs.
I loved the way the story was put out in such an interesting way, accepting the fact that the narrator was quite vulnerable but not belittling herself entirely. Speaking of the vulnerability but also breaking down her ex’s behaviour and hers’ using the Skinner box.
I found the golf part quite hard to grasp at first because I know little about the sport but as I read on I understood.
Overall the b
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David Urban
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Before leaving her husband of 47 years, Alex Delon enjoyed a life of success, money, and travel. What happened? And what happened next? Alex Delon tells the story with a clarity and stark honesty rarely matched. The people and events that make up her life are described with a novelist’s flair, and I found myself rooting for the author as she managed (and mismanaged) her new life. This is an excellent book, very enjoyable reading, and well worth buying.
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
While I personally can’t relate to Alex I have a few friends who have been in her place. I can’t imagine leaving a marriage after 47 years. I applaud her for sharing her story. I hope it finds its way into the hands of the women who need it most.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Review Copy of this book.
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