Interview with Marcy Miller, author of Rebooting in Beverly Hills

Publisher: Bancroft Press

Publish Date: June 12, 2012

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: In a society focused on finding "The One" when you're young enough to live a life glamorized in all manner of media, what happens when you find yourself facing that struggle past the dreaded age of forty-five?

It's a whole new world out there. If there is a soul mate, where do you even begin to find yours--in the classic single bars or on the oft-disastrous internet? What's expected in sex in the modern era, and when, after so many years, is the right time?

Rebooting in Beverly Hills is Sex and the City for the next generation. It's the witty, charming, and absolutely true account of Marcy Miller, a competent, attractive professional woman, as she struggles to re-enter the dating world after an esteem-killing divorce of an adulterous husband.

Set in the opulent oasis of Beverly Hills, Marcy riffs on pickups, fix-ups, internet dating, matchmaking, divorce, and all the other craziness--like psychics, girlfriends, and sex--that pop up along the road of leaving single life behind.

This fun, engaging memoir, written by a loveable and slightly saucy storyteller, is for anyone who has faced rejection and the need to start again. It's for anyone who still searches for love.

A hilarious look at the world of dating, Rebooting in Beverly Hills is full of great stories, helpful advice, Beverly Hills glamor, and fun.

Author Interview: Q. Please tell us about your current release.

1. My current release, “Rebooting in Beverly Hills”, is subtitled “A Wise and Wild Path for Navigating the Dating World.” It is a memoir detailing my experiences after a traumatic divorce at age 50 and being forced to re-enter the new dating scene of texting, internet sites, matchmakers, Viagra and many more issues to confront and problems to solve. It is humorous, moving, deeply human, helpful and inspirational.

Q. How did you come up with the idea for your book?

2. I would go on outrageous dates and call my best friend when I was driving home. We would laugh so hard that I would have to park the car! She suggested that I write up the episode when I got home, and after awhile, I had the “bones” of a good memoir.

Q. Can you tell us about the journey that led you to write your book?

3. The journey is the “meat” of the book. I am a trail-blazing lawyer, a breast cancer survivor, and the survivor of 3 marriages. I have been able to re-invent and reboot, and I have helpful legal and practical advice to impart.

Q. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about the book?

4. I am never finished editing. Every time I read the book, I think of word changes and even chapters to add. But I am very happy with this book and thrilled that so many people have enjoyed it.

Q. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

5. The hardest part of writing the book was opening myself up to the world. A memoir requires complete abandonment of privacy, so some of the chapters, particularly those regarding sex, were difficult. But they were important to the story and I felt that they would help other women, so I included intimate details.

Q. Do you have a musical playlist you listen to when writing? If so, what kind of music?

6. I did not listen to music. I listened constantly to reruns of “Law & Order” as I wrote.

Q. What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

7. I like to think that my sense of humor is my most interesting writing quirk.

Q. Do you plan any subsequent books?

8. I am thinking about writing the next installment. At the end of the book, I was fixed up and ultimately married the man. It has been a very difficult but fascinating marriage, and I have been taking notes. We will see......

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