One of the best gifts a writer gives to others is the reminder that no one is alone....That no matter what you're going through, someone else has been through it....and lived to write about it!
Dr. Amy Botwinick is a perfect example. Having gone through a traumatic divorce several years ago, she decided to share what she had learned with others. Both of her books about surviving a divorce and thriving after are helpful and informative, but with a twist. She lightens things up with a sometimes humorous perspective on a serious subject.
Congratulations On Your Divorce...The Road to Finding your Happily Ever After...(2005) Optimistic, chatty and accessible, guides you through the treacherous paths of divorce and into a life of renewed joy. It describes the world of divorce—warts and all—with some much-needed comic relief and heart. You’ll realize you’re not alone as you read about how the author and other women have coped with the emotional craziness of un-coupling, jettisoned their emotional baggage and gotten back on the road to defining and finding their happily ever after. Excerpt from Amazon.com.
Divorce Party and Moving on Handbook...Plan a Great Celebration for Yourself or a Friend...(2012) What’s the best cure for that painful divorce hangover? A Divorce Party, of course! With this inspiring guide in hand, you can throw a fun-loving, out-of-the-box celebration for yourself or a newly divorced friend that will jump start your foray into the exciting land of Singledom. Your guide, Mizz Movin’on, has been there and done that and looks forward to helping you make the most of this exciting journey. Half the fun will be planning the party. Excerpt from Amazon.com
After the success of her two books Amy was inspired to create a musical and Divorce Party the Musical, A Hilarious Journey to Hell and Back, was born! She collaborated with Mark Schwartz, a successful Author/Producer (Nine, La Cage Aux Folles, Menopause the Musical, etc.), and Jay Falzone, Book/Lyrics/Director/Choreographer, (Cooking with the Calamari Sisters, Calamari Sisters Big Fat Italian Wedding, SHOUT! The Mod Musical), etc.
Divorce Party the Musical first debuted in Florida in 2012, with limited runs in several cities after. Divorce Party Las Vegas opened for a long term run in Las Vegas last month at Ballys' Windows Showroom! Cast and creators on opening night are pictured below.
|Kelly Ward, Robin Berry Vincent, Dr. Amy Botwinick, Mark Schwartz, Michelle Johnson, Jacquelyn Holland-Wright, Jeff Brooks|
|For Tickets go to DivorcePartyLasVegas.com|
Dr. Amy Botwinick has a B.S. from Rutgers University and a D.C. degree from Life Chiropractic College. She is the author of “Congratulations on Your Divorce – The Road to Finding Your Happily Ever After” (published worldwide by Health Communications, well known for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series) and “Divorce Party and Moving On Handbook – Plan a Great Party for Yourself or a Friend!” In addition to her books Dr. Botwinick found a new way to help others powerfully manage their divorce transition through her websites at www.womenmovingon.com and www.divorcecoachsupport.com.