When journalist Avi Steinberg’s love life took a grim turn, he began to read romances. What he discovered was a genre that was tremendously diverse and daring. His own relationship problems, he realized, came down to a failure of his imagination. And so he set out on a quest to write and publish a romance novel.
A hybrid of memoir, travelogue, and critical essay, The Happily Ever After chronicles Steinberg’s journey through the lands of popular romance lit and a soulful and hilarious memoir about searching for love and writing a romance novel, Searching for Rose.