It’s Not Okay by Andi Dorfman

Book: It’s Not Okay
Author: Andi Dorman
Genre: Memoirs
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Book Description:
Andi Dorfman, the beloved finalist of season eighteen of The Bachelor who infamously rejected Juan Pablo and went on to star on season ten of The Bachelorette, dishes about what it’s like to live out a love story–and its collapse–in front of the cameras, offering hard-won advice for moving on after a break-up, public or not.
Andi Dorfman, star of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, talks candidly about what it’s like to be courted by twenty-five handsome, single men in this juicy, insider’s peek at dating–and breaking up–on national TV. She shares entertaining and heartfelt stories about her fellow Bachelor alums–many of whom are still close friends–comes clean about calling out Bachelor #18 Juan Pablo for bad behavior, and reflects on her personal challenges and uplifting experiences in love that she hopes will help you get through your own break-ups with grace and style!

My Thoughts:

I’m a huge Bachelor fan, and after hearing about this book during the last season of Bachelor in Paradise I immediately joined the library waitlist and have been impatiently waiting for it to come in ever since. I finally started reading it last night…and stopped after the first chapter.

I really want to like this book. I really want the inside dish, I eat that stuff up like candy. But there’s something about the writing that really puts me off. I don’t know if it’s the way it sounds like a really cheesy teenage diary entry or the way she refers to the men as numbers. I don’t care for the self-help aspect of it either. I’m reading this because I want the inside scoop of your seasons and what happened after, not because I want your help getting over a breakup. And I think the fact that Andi refers to a breakup as worse than a death was the final straw for me.

I may skim through it as quickly as humanly possible to get the gossip I came for, but that’s about it. I downloaded Courtney Robertson’s book after seeing recommendations in some Goodreads reviews, and it had me absolutely hooked from the first page. I can tell I’ll have that one finished by tomorrow night! And then I’ll see if I feel like skimming through Andi’s book…but somehow I doubt it.

I really hate giving this rating, especially to something I wanted to like so badly…but the title really says it all for me. For me, it just wasn’t even okay.

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