The Diagnosis Diaries: A frank, funny, and poignant book for anyone touched by chronic disease.
Susan Kelley is a successful author of humor and relationship books and is a veteran of the talk show circuit – including an appearance on Oprah. Until recently she was living and working with her artist husband between homes in Florence, Italy and Sarasota, Florida. A fit and attractive former model who was always on the go, Susan thought she was invincible and did not feel old. And then she fell off a train. She had another bad fall and then another. Searching for answers, she started to chronicle her journey with no idea what could be causing the problem. She just needed someone to fix it. She saw a parade of doctors and specialists. Her often amusing, and always frustrating, quest ultimately led to a definitive diagnosis – a progressive condition with no treatment or cure. Now she had to figure out how to move forward, and she kept writing because she learned that an astonishing number of people are being challenged by chronic disease. Maybe you are one of them. These diseases and conditions have an impact on just about all of us. On these pages you will read an honest, courageous, and brilliantly comic account about one woman’s real-life challenges to find and then face a life-changing diagnosis.
Forever Florence! A Memoir
Susan Kelley writes a hilarious memoir of one couple’s 16-year romp living, working and playing in the artistic treasure house of the Western world. In delightful and always-surprising chapters, she relates the compelling adventures of a writer and artist finding their true path in life while encountering a cast of unforgettable characters, ranging from the endearing residents of Florence to a consecrated nun, Italian royalty, a legendary rock star and, of course, the indomitable “Ciao Pussy.”
I Oprahed, and Other Adventures of a Woman of a Certain Age
Kelley turns her attention to more personal matters: her own experiences as a writer and relationship expert (including an appearance on Oprah); a trip to an AC/DC concert in Paris; living as an ex-pat in Florence, Italy; marriage to a well-known painter; mother-and grandmotherhood and the trevails of aging in a youth-oriented culture. The result is I Oprahed, a collection of loosely linked essays that feature her trademark hilarity and empathy.
The Second Time Around: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Remarriage Happy
Finally, some great news about remarriage: It can and does work. To help women successfully make a second union last, Susan Kelley — happily remarried for fifteen years herself — now provides the essential guidance needed to face and solve common challenges and avoid past mistakes. Filled with expert wisdom from therapists and matrimonial lawyers, and based on information, anecdotes, and examples obtained from more than 1,000 happily remarried men and women, her refreshingly upbeat and practical book offers a clear roadmap to marital bliss — to making that second I do fulfilling and enduring.
Why Men Stray, Why Men Stay: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Making the Commitment Last
If you want your relationship to last-in spite of the outside temptations, changing expectations, and just plain boredom that destroy many marriages and other long-term relationships-you need to understand how men think and why they act the way they do.
Why Men Commit: Men Explain What it Takes to Turn a Casual Relationship Into the Love of a Lifetime
Men explain what it takes to turn a casual relationship into the love of a lifetime. Based on a survey of over 1000 men who reveal their true thoughts and feelings about women, love, sex and marriage.
Real Women Send Flowers: A Celebration of Life, Love and Lust
A send-up of rules for the “liberated” and feminist myths in the 1980s.