In her book, When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening To Love, Joey Garcia matches true stories of broken relationships with warm, wise advice that offers unexpected insights and prescriptions for healing. If you have been cheated on and you want to move forward, but don’t know how; if you feel like your world is disintegrating because the person you love has left you, or if you want closure, reading this book will help you emerge stronger and happier than you thought possible.
“You have a lot of great advice to give… The book is well organized by topic and the short entries make this easy to read and informative.” —Writer’s Digest
By Rachel Leibrock
Sacramento News & Review advice columnist Joey Garcia has used her space in this weekly newspaper as a place to listen and respond to readers who are searching for answers about life and love, family and work, and everything in between.
For nearly 18 years, SN&R advice columnist Joey Garcia has used her space in this weekly newspaper as a place to listen and respond to readers who are searching for answers about life and love, family and work, and everything in between. A new self-published book, When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love ($14.95) compiles, in particular, letters that focus on the kind of heartbreak brought upon by divorce, cheating and other broken relationships. While the problems depicted here are mostly common—lying boyfriends, unexpected pregnancies, dating woes, etc.—it’s Garcia’s answers that set her advice apart from all the other Dear Abby wannabes.
“Don’t propose or say ‘I love you,’ for the first time in the heat of the moment, if ‘heat’ is a euphemism for sex,” Garcia tells a reader who spontaneously proposed to her boyfriend of six months after getting caught up in the “heat of the moment.”
“Great sex simulates every cell in our body into an emotional high that some people confuse with love (it’s actually just a great orgasm),” she adds.
The book is divided into sections (“Disintegration,” “Missing in Action,” “Closure” and others) and, in addition to letters, also features meditations and “prescriptions” for healing. Perfect timing if your Valentine’s Day ends up a bust. www.joeygarcia.com.