Out with the old, in with the new, and on with the party!
Maybe it's just another midnight...or maybe there really is magic in the air when December 31st becomes January 1st, and confetti kisses and champagne toasts kick off a new year, a new romance, a new look, a new attitude.
Celebrate the start of something new with In One Year and Out the Other...a sparkling collection of all new stories by today's rising fiction stars:
Cara Lockwood puts self-improvement to the test with 528 resolutions -- not least of which is "Do not sleep with married men" -- in "Resolved: A New Year's Resolution List"...Pamela Redmond Satran instructs a single mom in the fine art of partying like the boys (have lots of sex, don't worry that you're too fat) in "How to Start the New Year Like a Guy"...Diane Stingley shows a twentysomething why there's more to life than waiting by the phone for a New Year's date in "Expecting a Call"...Megan McAndrew seizes the day -- or just a very special one-night stand -- for a single food stylist hungering for more in "The Future of Sex"...and more great tales from Kathleen O'Reilly, Beth Kendrick, Eileen Rendahl, Tracy McArdle and Libby Street.
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November 28, 2006
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Excerpt from In One Year and Out the Other by Cara Lockwood
Resolved: A New Year's Resolution List
Make a shorter resolution list.
It was three weeks before New Year's, and Megan Hale's resolutions filled twelve typed, single-spaced pages.
They were divided into categories and subcategories; they had explanatory paragraphs, and in one case, a diagram.
And then, reading through the list, she realized that there weren't enough days in the year to possibly accomplish every last resolution. She had 528 of them.
Make better use of therapy sessions.
"Do you think five hundred and twenty-eight New Year's resolutions are excessive?" Megan asks her therapist, a woman in her late thirties, who often answers questions with questions.
"Do you think it is excessive for you?" her therapist asks.
"That's almost one and a half resolutions per day. I think it is excessive. What do you think it means that I have so many?"
"What do you think it means?"