You’re a smart person. You really are. Most of the time. So why are you having such trouble making sense of your love life? Whether you’re single and wondering where your “one” could be hiding; head over heels in a new relationship and vowing that this time it’ll work; or finding that married life isn’t the thrilling adventure you’d once anticipated . . . you might be surprised to discover that the answer lies in your own ‘Cupidity’—stupid love. In this book, popular authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco identify 50 of the most common acts of Cupidity, ways to avoid them and learn from them, and some surprising things God has to say about relationships. With the help of their inside information, smart, successful love can be just around the corner.
Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including Dateable and Marriable. She spent the early part of her career working for a little shoe company called Nike in Portland, Oregon. After three years with the "Swoosh," Hayley got fed up with the incessant rain of Portland and began to search for drier ground. Soon she found just the spot—Nashville, Tennessee, where she became the manager of promotions at Thomas Nelson Publishers. While operating as the brand manager of Nelson's new teen line, Hayley authored, edited, or had her hand in more than 36 different titles.
In 2002 Hayley left Nelson and founded Hungry Planet, a company intensely focused on feeding the world's appetite for truth by producing books and new media, taking on issues of faith and life with a distinctly modern voice.
Shortly after founding Hungry Planet, Hayley successfully completed a nationwide executive search for someone to run the company so she could focus on writing. She describes her husband, Michael, as her most successful business acquisition! Hayley and Michael are now the proud parents of Hungry Planet's 30-plus books, including 10 best sellers, three ECPA Christian Book Award finalists, one ECPA winner, and one amazing human, their daughter, Addison.
Michael DiMarco is the CEO of Hungry Planet. In addition to the nine books he has authored or coauthored, Michael also created The Hungry Planet Bible Project, a 10,000-mile road trip designed to give a voice to the hungry and homeless. Hayley and Michael are the proud parents of dozens of Hungry Planet books, including 11 best sellers, four ECPA Christian Book Award finalists, and one ECPA winner; and one amazing human, their daughter, Addison.
For more info: http://www.hungryplanetmedia.com/
This review is coming out at a perfect time. With Valentines Day a couple days away, there's no time like present to discuss relationships. That's exactly what this book is about.
I find most of the information in the book to be believable, however, I do also believe that this book won't pertain to every one. Each person is different, so each relationship must be as well. I am happy that these tips worked for Hayley and Michael, but it may not work for you, so don't live for it. Learn from it.
The one criticism I have is how jumbled the thoughts were inside the book. In the middle of a paragraph, it jumps to some cute drawing with tips inside, then you confusingly find your paragraph again. Happened a little too much for my liking.
I have to say though, I really loved the way the authors spoke candidly while writing. It was almost like having a conversation, not reading. (Minus the blips in paragraphs here and there.)
All in all, this book gets a 3/5 from me. Some will love it, and others will hate it. Really you have to decide for yourself.
~I received a copy from Tyndale for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.~