Five Men Who Broke My Heart
"Five Men Who Broke My Heart" is the story of the author, Susan Shapiro, trying to see what exactly went wrong in her past significant relationships. Shapiro decides to track down her former boyfriends and find out what exactly went wrong and why things didn't work out between them. This leads her to a better relationship with her husband and along the way, a better understanding of who she is, where she's come from, and where she's going next.
... Lighting Up
"Lighting Up" is about the author's struggle to overcome her addictions to cigarettes. Along the way she discovers, through therapy, that she has an addictive personality and she ends up cutting certain food (no more bread!), drugs, and other unhealthy, unproductive things out of her life. As a result of this and her therapy sessions, she becomes a more focused and better writer. She also gets married and has a better grasp on what a healthy relations...