I Just Haven’t Met You Yet
A modern-day Bridget Jones’s Diary-meets-Eat, Pray, Love, Tracy Strauss’s debut memoir, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, is an open love letter to the author’s future life partner, detailing the trials and tribulations of dating, sharing with readers the transformative lessons and self-empowerment she learned on her journey to overcome personal struggles (including her PTSD diagnosis and recovery) and find the love of her life. After a Publishers Weekly Soapbox piece (subsequently reprinted in Ms. Magazine) aired about the cowardice of publishers to take on Tracy’s unflinching, all-too-real story, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet found a home. Read more about the journey here.
Read an excerpt in New York Magazine.
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An extraordinarily brave and honest book with deft insights. I couldn’t put it down.” — Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
In I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Tracy Strauss reminds us of the power of words and memory and honesty and–most of all–the power of hope. This book has one of my favorite last lines that I’ve read in a long time. But don’t cheat and peek at it. Read every single one that comes before it so that when you reach the end, like me you’ll be smiling and crying in equal measure. –Ann Hood, The New York Times bestselling author of The Knitting Circle and Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
Tracy Strauss will break your heart. I defy you to put down this disarmingly charming book. A wry narrative turns in and out of light and deep shadow as if she were dancing. Utterly, beautifully honest. It reaches great heights and will make you wish she had always been your friend. –Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Nonfiction, author of The Devil’s Highway and The House of Broken Angels
Tracy Strauss answers the dreaded question “How are you still single?” with a narrative that’s funny, relatable, genuine, thought-provoking and universal. She’s written more than just a book about dating; I Just Haven’t Met You Yet is a narrative about a person’s need to be seen—and understood. –Meredith Goldstein, The Boston Globe Love Letters advice columnist and entertainment reporter, author of Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From A Modern Advice Columnist
With verve, urgency and unwavering resolve—not only to tell her story, but to transform it into a creative tool for envisioning change—Tracy Strauss details the stages of her hard-won journey toward a future love. At once achingly vulnerable and surprisingly steely, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet offers solace and hope. –Leah Hager Cohen, author of Train Go Sorry and The Grief of Others