SOURCE: Congratulations On Your Divorce

November 09, 2005 07:15 ET

Author, Amy Botwinick to Hit Miami Book Fair November 18-20th, 2005 With Guidance for Divorced Women While Providing Support to Local Charities

Miami, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 9, 2005 -- Outreach. Connection. Compassion. Advice. Boca Raton resident Author, Amy Botwinick is launching her new book, "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DIVORCE: The Road To Finding Your Happily Ever After" at this year's Miami Book Fair, November 18-20th, 2005 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Booth number 208B -- Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus (300 NE 2nd Ave). This first-time author shares her own journey in a helpful girlfriend-to-girlfriend conversational guide to help women through the divorce process and beyond. Her sneak preview launch of her book at the Miami Book Fair is coupled with the launch of her website, www.todaysdivorcedwoman.com . With book and product sales from the site, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charities, including AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), the charity which provides shelter to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

"I have many tools and resources to help women get through this difficult time. My goal is to empower them with the reassurance they will survive and guide them through the experience to a new life path," states Botwinick, who is currently enjoying her "happily ever after." This divorced mother of two has been a chiropractor for the last twelve years and has held a teaching position at a local college. Her business for over a decade has been about listening, learning and helping others. Amy's research and writing convey a directness and honesty that come from personal experience.

There are over two million divorces in the U.S. each year. Cinderella's prince charming has either turned into a toad or run off with Sleeping Beauty. Left in the pixie dust are millions of women looking in the mirror each morning wondering, now what? "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DIVORCE: The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After" (Health Communications, Inc.; December 2005; $12.95) by Amy Botwinick explores all facets of divorce: from making the decision, surviving the legal battles and getting on with life. Through the author's own experiences and those of other women, "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DIVORCE" prepares readers for the road ahead: how to get through the business of divorce with humor and aplomb, get beyond the bitterness and on to a healthy, happy life.

This is not another dry book about the process of divorce from a lawyer or psychologist. "CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DIVORCE" is fun and uplifting and for women only. The author shares her own struggles, emotional foibles and stories from others, to help the reader through her own emotions. A special section on the male perspective opens the door to the workings of the male mind, helping readers find some common ground with their ex or soon-to-be ex, making an easier transition to "uncoupling."

Sections of the book include: Making peace with your decision, taking stock of the financial situation, dealing with reactions from family and friends, the legal three-ring circus, forgiving and letting go, dating and new relationships, and telling and helping the children.

"CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DIVORCE" is a breath of fresh air that helps the reader transform her feelings of being trapped to feelings of empowerment. It describes the world of divorce -- warts and all -- with some much-needed comic relief and heart. The reader will realize she's not alone as she learns how other women have coped with the emotional craziness of uncoupling, jettisoned their emotional baggage, and gotten back on the road to defining and finding their happily ever after.

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