Perhaps best known for role as Kathy Stabler on Law & Order: SVU, Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life — a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.
She and her sons moved back in with her parents, and she struggled to put her life back together. Her first book, Happens Every Day, is a candid story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. According to Gillies, it is about "trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away." Called "instinctive, funny, and irresistible," Happens Every Day became a New York Times bestseller and was featured by Starbucks as a nationwide selection for its book program. NPR's Fresh Air selected it as a Top Ten Book of 2009.
In her second book, A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story, Isabel shares her valiant, misguided, and bumbling attempts to understand her own part in the disintegration of her marriage and to feel strong and loveable. And, one by one, she begins to cross items off a staggering single mom to-do list that includes: change last name, get bank account, get work, have breakdowns only in front of best friend and not in front of children, find rare preschool slot for son midyear in Manhattan, get along with three generations of family in tight quarters, find a man who can plant one great and romantic kiss, accept self, accept love, be happy.
With humility and a refreshing sense of humor, Isabel stumbles many times but also laughs, forgives, discovers new treasures from old friends, marries again, and more than that, finds good love itself within and around her.
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