about wendy

Wendy was the tall scrawny late bloomer on the sidelines of the seventh grade dance who turned into the sweet-sixteen-never- been-kissed good girl yearning to be bad. Ph.D.s were the norm in her family, yet she aspired to be comfortable on any barstool in the world. In college, she took a class called “Dating and Marriage” — and got an F. Wendy has spent a lifetime conducting undercover operations in the arena of dating and mating, earning her a rich body of data. As a recovering perfectionist, alcoholic, bulimic (failed anorexic), and dater, Wendy explores the contradictions of being a woman, and writes about her imperfections with honesty, humor and style. “I always aspired to an A+,” she says, “I just didn’t think it would end up being my bra size.”