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Cover of “Falling Apart in One Piece"

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Earlier this year, Redbook editor in chief Stacy Morrison signed a six-figure deal to write her first book, a “prescriptive memoir” about her divorce, called “Falling Apart in One Piece.” In the first chapter, Morrison immediately brings the reader up to speed on the end of her marriage, which happened just as she was interviewing for the top job at Redbook. “This talk of divorce was coming at a spectacularly bad time,” Morrison wrote. “I was the primary breadwinner in our family, and I had recently been fired from a job I loved. Chris and I were still learning how to be parents; our cherubic son was still an infant. We owned this lovely, but needy, house, and the big mortgage that went along with it. And I was interviewing for a big new job, the job of my dreams: taking the helm of Redbook, a huge national magazine that was all about women living their grown-up lives — and in no small part, their married lives. The irony was as rich as buttercream frosting on a wedding cake.”

During the next few months, as Morrison became editor in chief at Redbook, her personal life continued to unravel as she dealt with a house flood, a beach house fire and two emergency room visits. Now, five years later, Morrison looks back on her divorce, which she now describes as the best thing that ever happened to her. Morrison will reveal more when the book, published by Simon & Schuster, arrives in bookstores March 23.

— A.W.

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