My cousin Trish has written a memoir!
Trish Ryan was the quintessential successful thirtysomething woman — she had a career as an attorney, a nice car, and a succession of men clamoring for her affection. But despite all her accomplishments, the things by which she defined her life continually left her disappointed, especially when it came to dating. Like the heroines of chick-lit novels and Sex and the City, she couldn’t escape her bad luck with men: men who cheated, who left her, who made her a lesser version of herself. After years of trying everything out there to make love work — new age philosophy, feminist empowerment, myriad of self-help programs — she finally, hesitantly, decided to give God a try. This is Ryan’s story of how her search for the right guy turned into the search for the right God, and (spoiler alert!) how she ended up with the happily-ever-after ending.
I hear it’s an excellent read and I’m looking forward to its publication on April 30. Trish, the daughter of a Maine lobsterman, has had an extremely interesting and unconventional life despite still being quite young.