“As the great existential philosopher Cher once postulated, ‘do you believe in life after love?’ In my own personal experience, after my breakup, the answer was a resounding NO,” bestselling writer and illustrator Amalia Andrade writes in her beautiful, hand-lettered book YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (For Another Love of Another Life) (Penguin Books Original; On-sale: December 31, 2018; 9780143133469). Born out of a devastating breakup with her long-term girlfriend, the illustrated and interactive book combines a painful experience we can all relate to with advice we desperately need. Already a sensation in Latin America—her book has sold more than 250,000 copies in Spanish language markets around the world—she’s sure to equally enchant U.S. readers. With a seamless blend of witty quips, pop culture references and heart-felt prose, Andrade offers heartbreak advice you won’t find in a stodgy self-help book.
Hilarious and refreshingly honest, this interactive guide highlights the stages of grief and the lessons that Andrade learned from them. Channeling that heartbreak, she created YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE—the ultimate heartbreak first aid kit, complete with:
- The secret code for interpreting text message read receipts
- Loving odes to Beyoncé, Ellen DeGeneres, Adele, Taylor Swift, and more
- An invitation to create your own healing rituals—go ahead and burn those love letters
- Comfort food recipes, such as croissant bread pudding and no-bake cheesecake
- The perfect playlist for crying in the shower. You can listen to Amalia’s playlist titled “You Always Change the Love of Your Life by Amalia Andrade” on Spotify
- A dictionary of foolproof passive-aggressive phrases, primed and ready for use
Each section invites readers to rewrite their heartbreak—doodling prompts and playlists, and learning how to withdraw money from their “Bank of Emotional Intelligence” accounts (“Realize that you’re not the Taylor Swift of Red, you are the Taylor Swift of 1989”). Andrade strikes a perfect balance between the hilarity of things we do during a breakup with the real feelings that need to be expressed.
With YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, Andrade shines the bright light of hope at the end of the brokenhearted tunnel, ushering in an empowering wave of self-assurance and making us fall in love all over again. Or, as Arianna Grande would say, “thank u, next.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amalia Andrade was born in Cali, Colombia, in 1986. She studied literature at Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá. She’s been drawing forever. She’s written for several magazines in both Colombia and the United States. She believes strongly in the power of keeping a diary. When she grows up, she want to be a mix between Sylvia Plath and Tina Fey. She lives in Bogotá with her cats.
Beyond the page, Andrade has many more stories to share—from her upbringing under the Cali cartel to attending rehab for love addiction. She is available for interviews.
YOU ALWAYS CHANGE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE (For Another Love or Another Life)
By Amalia Andrade
Penguin Books Original | On Sale: December 31, 2018 | ISBN: 9780143133469 | Price: $18.00
Also available as an e-book and audiobook.
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