Styles of the Times
How Divorce Lost Its Groove
By Pamela Paul
June 17, 2011: Among college-educated Americans, divorce rates have fallen steadily. For divorced women, this makes for a very different social landscape.
The Ex-Husband Who Never Left
By Stacy Morrison
March 18, 2010: Stacy writes an article about her divorce arrangement that makes dating and moving on an awkward challenge.
What to do if cracks appear in a marriage—from seeking counseling to calling it quits
By Laura Vanderkam
March 6, 2010: Laura Vanderkam reviews three books on the topic of marriage including Stacy Morrison’s Falling Apart in One Piece. In this article Laura states about Stacy and Chris, “both she and he are more appealing figures than the men and women who actually make their marriages work.”
Redbook Editor Shares Anguish of Divorce
March 22, 2010: Stacy Morrison dished love advice, but was caught off-guard when her husband said “I’m done.” In this video clip of the TODAY show, she talks to TODAY’s Al Roker and Natalie Morales about her new book, “Falling Apart in One Piece,” a memoir about finding herself through divorce.
In Entertainment Weekly’s Book Review, Tina Jordan gives the lowdown on three memoirs written by working moms, including Falling Apart in One Piece.
O Magazine reviews Falling Apart in One Piece.
March 8, 2011: Just like her memoir, Stacy Morrison’s answers to the 5 Do’s and a Do-over are honest, humorous and include life lessons that we’ll definitely take to heart.
March 10, 2011: Heading out on spring break soon? Or just need a great book to help you escape from the flu and winter blahs going around? Check out this month’s fantastic paperback including Falling Apart In One Piece.
Choose the High Road When Enduring Your Divorce
March 19, 2011: Stacy Morrison speaks with Erin Hill Perry about the moment she knew her marriage was over. (Hint: her husband told her it was over.)
Lunch: James Cameron’s Oscar Campaign Comes to Michael’s
By Diane Clehane
Feb 17, 2010: Diane Clehane was squeezed into the bar with Redbook‘s editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison. In this blog they speak candidly about Stacy’s upcoming book and if there was any misgivings about exposing so much about her personal life in the book, given her high-profile position as a relationship ‘expert.’
The Key to Surviving Divorce–by ‘Redbook’ Editor Stacy Morrison
AOL Lemon Drop, Melissa Rose Bernardo, March 30, 2010
6 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Divorce
Cosmopolitan.com, Ashley Womble, March 2010
Madeline Wheeler, author of the autobiographical, social action play, Revealing Frankie, asks Stacy Morrison, author of Falling Apart in One Piece, five questions about coping, process, voice, and embracing it all—even the hard stuff.
The Story Behind the Dandelion
Melissa Walker of BN Community talks to Stacy Morrison to get the inside scoop behind the beautiful, inspirational cover of Falling Apart In One PIece.
An interview with Whole Living magazine about letting go.
Karen Karbo, author of The Stuff of Life: A Daughter’s Memoir
“Stacy Morrison’s memoir is as sweet as it is sad, both honest as an anvil and full of genuine hope. Morrison’s buoyant prose and hard-earned wisdom makes the mess and roar of love, however difficult, seem all worthwhile.”
Lee Woodruff, author of Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress
“I loved it. Raw, wonderful, honest, brash, truth-telling–Falling Apart in One Piece is a story about learning to let go and come to terms with the journey of life. It is a book for anyone whose life has just taken an unexpected turn and needs to be reminded that not only can they be happy again, but that the human spirit is capable of great resilience.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
“I loved the tone of this honest, thoughtful memoir: heartbreaking and real, without the slightest hint of self-pity.”
Lucy Danzinger, editor in chief, SELF magazine
“So honest, so powerful.”
Ian Kerner, sex therapist and New York Times best-selling author of Love in the Time of Colic
“I highly recommend this book to all new parents, women and men alike. For every new mom who can’t understand why Dad seems moody and detached, and for every father who finds himself repeatedly grumbling, “I’m fine, nothing’s wrong,” Falling Apart in One Piece wisely shows us just how hard it can be when “two becomes three.” Written with searing honesty and luminous prose, Morrison gives us a heart-breaking mirror of the modern marriage: one in which happy reflections belie emotional maelstroms, and hairline cracks quickly lead to shattered glass.”
Donna Hanover, journalist and former First Lady of the City of New York
“Morrison’s years in the magazine world have made her a powerful storyteller. Falling Apart in One Piece is a heart-scorching, spirit-lifting read, and her personal tale is a salve to the heart and mind of anyone who has faced the sad end of a marriage.”
“Stacy Morrison thought her marriage was working—until her husband told her it wasn’t. It takes wisdom and guts to reveal the pain [she encountered] in trying to fix the unfixable. But Morrison allows herself—and her reader—to be absorbed in the gripping process, and in doing so, emerges triumphant. A touching and brutally honest book.”
Harper’s Bazaar, March 2010
Redbook editor in chief Stacy Morrison chronicles her divorce and self-discovery in Falling Apart in One Piece.
Michelle, Red-Headed Book Child
I believe we all have a story to tell and if you can tell yours and have others learn from it, then you’ve done a good job. Stacy Morrison does just that.
Redbook editor-in-chief Morrison finds a bigger, more honest and balanced self amid the ruins of her marriage. The author had recently been fired from her magazine job, had an infant son and a house in Brooklyn when her husband sighed and pronounced, “I’m done with this.” To his credit, he didn’t bolt or have an affair, but stayed put until they ironed out the divorce process—though it would take a toll. In a firm, bell-clear voice, Morrison charts her passage from misery to redemption. It wasn’t easy, and the story plays well on her confusion—circling, revisiting, contradicting—reading like a tumult of self-recrimination. Hardly a shrinking violet, she lived at a somewhat cool remove, not trusting happiness. She worked too much; nothing was ever enough; she was volatile and dramatic: “The distance between my brain and my mouth is very, very short.” Yet that brain is capacious and active, and Morrison emerges as a sympathetic character, overthinking, overwhelmed and not blind to the irony of “running a magazine all about women and love and marriage and stuff…Isn’t it rich?” There is plenty of unhappiness in these pages—not self-indulgent, but revelatory—and it all leads to genuinely hard-won epiphanies that are gratifyingly modest and useful for readers in similar situations—don’t marinate in anger; beneath fear is solid ground; fix the immediate problems, often things happen “just because”; optimism and forgiveness work wonders. If her comparisons are sometimes unsettling—“divorce is no virus; it’s lung cancer”—readers will get the drift. Candid and inspiring.
MORE, March 2010
MORE magazine’s 10 Books on Relationships.
Paige Crutcher, Authors Examiner, Examiner.com
Stacy Morrison brings readers her moving true narrative of love found, lost and reborn in her honest memoir, Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist’s Journey Through the Hell of Divorce. Her story is more than a masterfully written tale of loss and redemption. It’s a voyage of self discovery – one told with brutal awareness, open empathy and consistent wit. Fearless, Morrison recreates her journey with a solid narrative that is stemmed in truth and its eyes wide open.