Andi Dorfman didn’t find love on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but the lawyer and new resident of the Big Apple has enough experience to pen a memoir. But fans shouldn’t expect an exposé on the inner workings of dating on reality television or a literary version of UnREAL. As Dorfman told People, it’s more about the things all women go through when that big relationship ends, for better or for worse.
“It is basically a tongue-in-cheek diary of my breakup but it’s also kind of like the anti self-help book.
“I didn’t share a lot of stuff and I feel like we, as women, don’t share a lot of bad emotions that are associated with breakups and this book kind of defies that. It’s like, you know what? I did it. I did every good, bad, ugly, sad, crazy, psychotic thing that women do. I’m like, here it is – we all do it. I am proof that we all do it.”
As for what “it” is, specifically, Bachelorette fans will have to wait until the book’s release next Spring to find out.
But Dorfman can credit at least one aspect of her new writing career to her time on The Bachelor. Her book is set to be called, It’s Not Okay, a play on the oft-repeated phrase of the Bachelor she rejected, Juan Pablo Galavis. Have a look at this video if you need a reminder.
Dorfman seemed happy at first with the winner of her Bachelorette season, Josh Murray, but the two broke up in January. She told People the split was public but also “extremely private.”
She offered her thoughts to Us Weekly about the newest Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, and her beau, Shawn Booth. Dorfman seems to echo the theme of the public/private divide.
“It’s really hard to make a living off of your relationship and that’s what kind of tends to happen after the show. It’s really important that [they] separate the show and [their] relationship in order for it to really have a chance at working.”
Dorfman and Bristowe share an important Bachelorette connection: Nick Viall was runner-up on both of their seasons. Dorfman told Us Weekly that she thinks Viall could make a good Bachelor. She describes him as “genuine.”
“I had my ups and downs with Nick, but the thing I will say about him is I know that he is genuine in what he wants and that is love. Whether or not he goes about it the way that everybody else would.”
Dorfman, originally from Georgia, relocated to New York City after her season of The Bachelorette aired. She told People she has yet to start dating in the city.
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