By Melina Gerosa Bellows
(NAL Trade, Paperback, 9780451216533, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 4, 2005
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When your entire life has been one long search for that mysterious "something" that will finally make you happy and complete, what you want changes faster than the fashions in Vogue. But that doesn't mean you stop wishing, does it?
This is Bella Grandelli's heartbreaking, hilarious, and seemingly hopeless quest-from her days as a pudgy, insecure eight-year-old in the seventies, to a Madonna-worshipping Notre Dame co-ed in the eighties, where she tries on boyfriends as if they're leg-warmers, to a martini-sipping entertainment journalist in the nineties. The only constant through her love-life chaos is her twin brother, Bobby, whose mysterious illness has been a source of both triumph and tragedy-no matter how hard Bella tries to wish him well. But it's only when her family faces a devastating crisis that she finally realizes the painful truth about herself and her life. And no one is more surprised than Bella herself when that journey leads her to the only person in the world who holds the key to her heart.
Melina Gerosa Bellows is editor-in-chief of National Geographic Kids, the fastest growing magazine in America. She has written for Ladies Home Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and many other periodicals, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, The View, and others.