It started with Tiger Woods and had a few side trips along the way. When Los Angeles-based author Jennifer Irwin was watching the news stories on golfer Tiger Woods saying he was undergoing therapy sex addiction after his adulterous affairs, she wondered why there’s never a mention of women having the same addiction.
As a Pilates instructor, Irwin noticed that after the Fifty Shades of Gray film hit theaters the women in her classes were talking about sex far more than before. So she decided to write the story. And thus began A Dress the Color of the Sky. Protagonist Prudence Aldrich has spent too many years numbing the pain in her life with random sexual encounters. Her marriage to cold, self-centered Nick is, not surprisingly, on the rocks. But after several dangerous experiences with strangers, Prudence finally realizes she needs therapy to stop her self-destructive behavior, and so she checks into the Serenity Hills rehab center.
The side trips are in the details from her own life that Irwin gives to Prudence. This is not a memoir, to be sure, though some parts of Prue’s life are borrowed from Irwin’s. A drug addict father and having her braces removed by her brother with a pair of pliers because they couldn’t afford the orthodontist.
A Dress the Color of the Sky was launched with a cross country tour that included stops for television and radio interviews, speaking engagements, and won seven book awards as well as having massive sales and building an immense and loyal fanbase.
A Dress the Color of the Moon, which launches this month, follows Prue and a cast of characters after leaving Serenity Hills with new coping skills.
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