The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir
by Annette Fix

Annette Fix always believed in happily ever after and was busy working her Five-Year Plan: marry her golf-pro boyfriend, homeschool her preteen son, become a famous writer, and retire to Fiji. When her live-in boyfriend calls it quits, Annette finds herself on The Break-Up Diet, consuming vast amounts of chocolate and exercising by diving blindly into the shallow end of the dating pool.

Working as an exotic dancer to bankroll her aspiring writing career and support her son alone, Annette uses her blue-collar instinct to survive in the plastic jungle of The OC.

Annette’s adventures take her on a wild ride as she attempts find the perfect balance between her dreams and her day-to-day life as Supermom.


“The Break-Up Diet is delicious. Heartbreaking and humorous…any woman can relate.” ~ Jill Soloway, author of Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants, and writer for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

In this delectable memoir, Annette Fix serves up a fresh, funny, honest, and insightful dish of sex and the single mom.” ~ Colleen Sell, Editor, A Cup of Comfort series


You can read the Amazon reviews and search inside the book.

ISBN# 978-1-934518-39-7


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After getting thrown from the happily-ever-after horse, Annette began keeping a diary, trying to get her emotional angst sorted and properly logged like a good OCD girl. The idea for turning her writings into a book was a suggestion from one of her friends.

Choosing the title was easy. Annette was obviously on The Break-Up Diet. What other diet would allow her to eat jar after jar of hot fudge topping, consume vast amounts of chocolate in any and all forms, and actually lose weight?

When she began chronicling her adventures, Annette wasn’t sure where or how it would end. She hoped it wouldn’t become a 900-page collection of disastrous dating stories. Though, she could probably write that book too.

Annette wondered who would want to read a story about a 30-something single mother and aspiring writer who was working as a topless dancer, searching for Prince Charming, and trying to balance her dreams and her day-to-day life as Supermom. Yes, it was her life, but was it interesting enough?

The book could possibly find an audience with mainstream women readers, but Annette wanted to make sure they knew it wasn’t fiction. Real life is always more absurd and more magical.

Annette dedicates The Break-Up Diet to the broken-hearted, the hopeless romantics, the seekers of princes, the believers in happily-ever-after, and the queens of their own castle, so they can laugh and cry and nod their heads in unison, saying—”I’ve been there and she’s telling my story.”

She hopes readers like her book, and admits she feels weird talking about herself in third person.


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  1. Annette,
    I think any woman who has had a terrible break-up can totally relate to this book. Your book brings comfort and hope to women. Great! (And a real happy ending even.)


  2. Hi Annette,

    Looking forward to read your book. You have an awesome blog with some great and inspiring stories for those like me living with a pain-filled ‘broken-heart’.

    Thanks for all your works…


  3. Just wanted to let you know that I read your book and loved it! There are a couple parts I will probably use as inspiration in your own blog. For example, the conversation between you and your son about him figuring out his passion(rapper lol) was priceless. Also, your conclusion, thanking Kevin for knowing that it wasn’t right, is something that everyone who has successfully moved on from a failed relationship can identify. I am recommending your book to all my friends!

  4. Thanks, ladies! Turning my story into a book has been an incredible ride! And certainly not one I would’ve ever imagined as I was crying into my fudge topping. LOL

    Shannon, those are great ideas for blog posts! Thanks. I think I will start pulling from the book again and expanding sections on the blog. =)

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  7. Hi there, so happy and proud to see your success. I remember you sharing your dreams and aspirations in the midst of the storm. I think I ate some of that chocolate with you! Our storms are what make us who we are today and better for it if we learn. I’ve been married for 10 yrs and we are enjoying the journey of raising 3 healthy children. (8,7,2)

    Best Wishes,

    Christie Busic

    btw-saw u on FB 🙂

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