Can You Affair-Proof Your Relationship?
A new novel, Fifteen Minutes of Shame (Plume/Penguin, April 2008) follows a TV dating expert who finds out her husband is cheating on her. Live, on national TV.
Most experts agree there’s no way to stop a straying spouse who is determined to cheat, but many believe that a watchful husband or wife can help prevent a spouse from “falling” into an affair.
- Only 1% of men marry the woman they have an affair with
- 75% of marriages that begin as affairs will end in divorce
- 70% of all affairs begin in the workplace
- In 80% of marriages, at least one partner will have an affair
- 66% of women whose husbands are cheating don’t suspect a thing
About the author: Lisa Daily is a real-life TV relationships expert, author of the bestselling dating advice book Stop Getting Dumped! and a popular media guest and source seen everywhere from the New York Times to iVillage Live. Fifteen Minutes of Shame is her first novel. For more, visit www.lisadaily.com
Can you affair-proof your relationship? Sort of.
Lisa Daily offers 5 tips to reinforce your relationship and guard against mate poachers.
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Review Fifteen Minutes of Shame
It’s funny, it’s smart, it’s the perfect spring read. Lisa Daily’s debut novel is pegged to be the hit of the summer: what happens when America’s favorite dating expert finds out her husband is cheating?
Can Stepparents Sue For Custody?
Fifteen Minutes of Shame delves into one of the most controversial topics in family law today: stepparents rights. The main character in Fifteen Minutes of Shame, Darby Vaughn, is a celebrity dating guru who goes through a very public divorce, and hopes to gain custody of her stepchildren, whom she has grown to love. Fifteen Minutes of Shame author Lisa Daily and celebrity divorce attorney John Mayoue offer commentary and insight.
Don’t Call Me Cute.
Fifteen Minutes of Shame is funny and feminine and decked out in the mandatory pastel cover, but it’s also smart with emotional depth. It’s a question that has many women’s fiction writers up in arms: Is it worse to be perceived as a stuffy literary author, and then have the reader be shocked to find that you’re funny? Or worse to be perceived as funny but shallow, and have the reader be surprised to find that you’re smart? Why lots of women’s fiction authors can’t stand cute.
New Trend in Fiction: Hybrid Lit
Fifteen Minutes of Shame is a dating advice book within a novel. Lisa Daily is leading the pack in the emerging trend of Hybrid Lit (a non-fiction and fiction blend). She talks about why reality is seeping into our fiction, with a crop of new novels that offer everything from writing instruction to recipes.