2017 Best Book Awards Finalist
One of Conversations' Live Top 50 Books of 2017
“With humor, wit, and a whole lot of sarcasm Julian’s debut takes an unabashed look at a failed marriage, divorce, and dating under the scrutiny of a less than supportive family. She takes readers on a raucous ride that explores what it means to be a woman—gaping flaws and all.”
—Adair Lara, former San Francisco Chronicle columnist, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing
"If you are a fan of Girls or Sex and the City, this is a beach read that you are not going to be able to put down." —Sara Skirball, on the CBS show We Are Austin
"The Dating Bender packs a punch. Ms. Julian has written an amusing tale with so many twists. This story is a painful, crazy ride; however, the pot of gold that Samantha finally finds is well deserved, and her character's perseverance is proof positive we are all survivors in some fashion."
"A laugh out loud, don't read in public, and sometimes heartbreaking story." --United Indie Book Blog
"There is nothing shameful about women's sexual desires and more stories about women gaining and enjoying sexual freedom are necessary, and appreciated."
—Amanda Addams, Fan Girls Read it First