Unwifeable by Mandy Stadtmiller


From the popular, “candid and bold, tender and tough” (Cheryl Strayed) dating columnist for New York magazine and the New York Post comes a whirlwind and “gutsy” (Courtney Love) memoir recounting countless failed romances and blackout nights, told with Mandy Stadtmiller’s unflinching candor and brilliant wit.My story is not unique. Single girl comes to New York; New York eats her alive. But what does stand out is my discovery that you c...

Details Unwifeable

Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books

Reviews Unwifeable

  • Sasha
    I loved this book. So honest and raw and beautiful. It made me want to spend even more time hearing Mandy muse on life. The writing is gorgeous, too. Just a complete winner. Don't miss it.
  • Vanessa Botelho
    This is the most Raw and honest Memoir I have ever read. This book took so much courage and strength to write and I applaud the author for being so honest. I found this to be a very relatable book to many women and the struggles we go through in our lives. This book gives women hope for a better tomorrow. Once I picked up this book and started reading I was super interested and felt a connection with the author even though we have never met. I fe...
  • Up All Night With Books
    ***ARC provided for honest review***I’m rarely at a loss for words, but I find it difficult to put into words how I feel about Mandy Stadtmiller’s memoir, Unwifeable. At first blush (or second or third), this feels like a tawdry tell-all. Mandy does not mince words or descriptions of her life in NYC following her divorce.Parts of Unwifeable are so in your face that I felt like a voyeur reading it. Like it was a car crash or a train wreck, but...
  • Lisa
    "I am unloveable, I am unwifeable. I am a failure. I am not worth it." Wow - when I came across this passage in the book I was stunned because of the raw authenticity of it and also because I could 100% relate to the author. This is a memoir that will touch your life because it is REAL and profound and very very funny in parts. I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I so appreciate the author sharing her life with her readers e...
  • Debbie Pell Dunning
    This book knocked the wind out of me -- Mandy's story combined with her self-awareness and ability to touch the reader's emotional nerves make hers such a fresh and refreshing voice. Her soul-baring confessions made me remember choices and feelings of my own that I've never been brave enough to put into words. This has got to be one of the hottest books of the year -- I think that every woman should read it. Her life experiences are unique and un...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    Unwifeable is a narrative of a woman hell bent on self destruction. She drank herself into stupors, had raunchy sexual escapades, and doped up on drugs and then wrote all about it for the NY Post. It's also sad that Stadtmiller valued herself so little that she imbibed in the dissolute rituals. In the end, she turns it around and finds her salvation, in more ways than one.
  • Rebecca
    A big thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending along a review copy of this book. Fans of Cheryl Strayed and Stephanie Klein will enjoy this raw memoir that touches on everything from alcoholism and binge eating to sexual addiction. I wasn't familiar with the author and so when I glanced at the pink cover and title (I completely missed the cigarette on the cover), I expected some saccharine, cringey chick lit romance thing. Instead, I was ...
  • JP
    There were times when I was reading this book that I was thinking about this review score. Had I rated it at various times throughout my read it would have been a 2 star, a 5 star, a 3 star. Finally I landed on this 4 star review. The prose at times is 2 star. The content however is 5 star all the way. This is one of the most salacious and honest memoirs I have ever read. Tragic, gripping, and at times horrific. There is brutal honesty and reflec...
  • Kayo
    Funny but a bit cringe-worthy. Sometimes a bit hard to read, knowing she allowed certain things to happen. Overall good.
  • wellreadtraveler
    I’m not usually one to pick up memoirs, and I have to admit I didn’t know who Mandy Stadmiller was intially so I Googled her before I started the book. I love comedy, so I watched a few of her stand up tapes. She was really funny so I was looking forward to that crossing over into her book. I found myself laughing, being mortified on her behalf, and I felt like a cheerleader with each new relationship, hoping this one would be “the one”. ...
  • Derek Milman
    An absolute un-put-down-able, laugh-out-loud, dizzying, breathtaking masterpiece. Stadtmiller's voice is as sharp and gleaming as a surgical scalpel. The memoir is fearless, taking on some tough subjects, tackling some difficult questions, and never afraid to show its dark side. A soon-to-be modern dating & romance classic! Not to be missed.
  • Jessica Sorentino
    Listen, if you like to laugh with someone as they comically share their life with you, Unwifeable is your next book. I was at first drawn to Mandy's memoir because of it's cover, but quickly became immersed in the pages as she described her young divorce, late-20's move to NYC, working in the media, scandals of dating, living publicly and financial disregard. I was so reminded of Cat Marnell's memoir from last year (which you know I loved), and f...
  • Roxy
    There were some cringeworthy moments that made me think we she did the things she did. She clearly didn't like it, but she did it anyway.For a journalist, the memoir read like it was written by a high-schooler.
  • Zibbernaut
    I got sent an ARC of this by Goodreads because I won a giveaway, so I was thrilled to read the free book. The version I had included a few spelling mistakes, but overall I don't think the book will change much from the version I read. This book is raw, as many other people have said already, and honestly I was surprised the depths that the story devolved into. But at the same time, I wasn't startled by it. Mandy tells the story in a way that ease...
  • Stella
    I need to preface this review with the caveat that I am not a Mandy Stadtmiller fan. I never have been. Her column in the Post was a hate read for me for many years. I also saw her standup a few times and did not find her funny in the least. Her writing on xojane was avoided. I found her crass and just plain unlikeable. THAT BEING SAID....Unwifeable is a very open and honest memoir about her life and struggles with self acceptance. YES, there are...
  • Jessica Delfino
    I love everything that Mandy writes because her heart is a faucet left on and what comes out is a pure, cold, fresh drink when your mouth is full of sand. She gets into the cracks of your spirit and sits there and you find yourself thinking her words days, weeks, months, years later. She is one of those writers who changes you--you don't see the world the same anymore after reading what she wrote. Unwifeable hit me the same way other things I've ...
  • Morgan Schulman
    I was given in advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. I had requested this book because I loved XO Jane to death and because Cat Marnell's memoir was entertaining as hell. Unfortunately, this book is luridd without being entertaining , and just feels like I read somebody's AA 4th step or sat in on somebody's therapy session . I felt uncomfortable, not enlightened . Not sure what she was trying to achieve, but I don't think she ac...