No Plus One: What to do when life isn’t a romantic comedy
By Stephanie Young
It must have started with Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty; sometime at a very young age, we were taught that finding our one true love will lead to happily ever after – end of story. However, as I’ve gotten older, a simple fairy tale ending is about as realistic as, well, a fairy tale. This misguided notion has led me through an emotional roller coaster of trying to find my true love to then feeling depleted when I hadn’t attained said fairytale. To remedy this situation, I read about a million dating books and mastered every single game in existence to try to find a man, hook a man and make him my boyfriend. After years of this, and still no luck in the relationship department, I got completely fed up and started a new journey.
No Plus One is the product of this journey. It is a how-to-manual on exactly the opposite of how to find a man, hook a man or keep a man. No Plus One uncovers the beauty in being single and teaches how to live a single life that has plenty to offer.
No Plus One delivers nine lessons in chapter format that cover the most frequent issues single women face and helps single women learn how to become a more confident, bold, outgoing, graceful and grounded.
This book has been in the works for a few years, and it’s finally time to put it out into the world. We worked on No Plus One with editor Nils Parker, who has also edited and contributed to New York Times, Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling books including I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max, Trust Me, I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday, and Choose Yourself by James Altucher.
I’ve painstakingly and personally cared for the final product and am so proud to make a book so that awesome single women everywhere can have a life that explodes with just as much awesomeness.
Your donation will contribute to production costs of the book, including editing, design and printing. Donations will also go towards marketing, ensuring the success of this book. My goal is to be a best-seller and have the determination to make it so.
A little about me:
I currently live in Los Angeles and work in marketing for one of the top brands on the planet – I can’t tell you which one, but trust me, I’ve learned storytelling from the best. While in LA I love attending day parties with awesome music, visiting creative exhibits, hiking in places that get full view of the city (yes, Runyon is on the list), taking dance classes from the best and meeting creative, authentic and all-around fun people.
I used to live in Portland, Oregon for about 7 years. While eventually I got bored with the gloomy skies and super cozy lifestyle, those 7 years were pretty awesome. I was a part of dance teams (like for professional sports), and taught Burlesque to women (and some guys) who wanted to learn how to be sexy and feel great about themselves.
Prior to that I learned a ton of life lessons traveling and living in places like Louisianna, Delaware and Arizona. I’m originally from a small town in Idaho, and am extremely proud of my value-rich roots.