Andi Dorfman's second book includes reaction to Josh Murray proposing to Amanda Stanton, release date revealed
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2017
Andi Dorfman's story is far from finished, and she's writing it all down on paper as she goes.
The Season 10The Bachelorette star will release her second memoir, Single State of Mind, with Gallery Books on January 30, 2018, Us Weeklyreported.
Dorfman's next memoir will be a collection of her essays and adventures in New York City.
The New York Times bestselling author started her journey on reality TV as a tough-as-nails Atlanta attorney competing for Juan Pablo Galavis on The Bachelor's eighteenth season.
After quitting the show post-Fantasy Suite to preserve her self-respect, Dorfman starred on The Bachelorette in 2014 and got engaged to Josh Murray in the end. Sadly, the couple split months later and then Dorfman decided to change up her life with a Spring 2015 move to the big city.
Dorfman will share details of how she found her first apartment in New York -- and once had to use the fire escape because the front door was broken -- re-entered the dating world, and watched Murray propose to Amanda Stanton on the third-season finale of Bachelor in Paradise this past summer.
"At least once a day I'm like, 'What life am I living?' A few years ago, I was in a courtroom in Atlanta, content. Totally good. Now, I'm like, 'Holy sh-t. I live in New York. This is my life.' No one is going to choose happiness for you," Dorfman told Us in April 2016.
"You have to choose it yourself. I decided to get lost in New York. It was the best decision of my life. Still, it's not like every day is paradise here. You can make the conscious choice to be happy or not."
Dorfman's first memoir It's Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Ever After was released in Spring 2016 and became a hit. She opened up about her alleged awkward sexual encounter with now-The Bachelor star Nick Viall and stirred up some major buzz by accusing her ex-fiance Murray of being verbally abusive and controlling.
Dorfman's allegations against Murray were brought up numerous times on Bachelor in Paradise. Murray -- who called the memoir a "fictional story" -- almost lost Stanton's interest due to multiple warnings she had received about him from friends.
"I never planned on writing this book. I was going through a very public breakup, but I didn't want to talk about it. I decided to start journaling," Dorfman previously recalled to the magazine.
"I started looking back like, 'Wait, this is kind of funny and pathetic and sad, but also helpful.' The story was really born out of my personal diary of this breakup. Everybody goes through a breakup, but nobody wants to talk about it. I was like, 'What happens to the majority of us that don't work out?'"