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New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Katiedot on Fri Feb 21 2014, 06:58

Someone tweeted this at me, so I guess they'd like the publicity:

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George Clooney is often considered one of, or is possibly the most eligible bachelor in the world, so why has his longest live-in companion been a pot bellied pig?

Why has this attractive, charming, funny, rich, successful man, with a good social conscience, never found long-term happiness with a romantic soul-mate? Despite a string of liaisons with several beautiful women, he has never managed to sustain a romantic relationship beyond a few years.

Is it because he is so wedded to his work? Is it because he has never found someone important enough to make a real commitment, involving sacrifice and compromise? Is it because he is not prepared to let down his guard enough to be part of a couple? Or is it due to something else?

As a self-confessed workaholic with an apparent need for control, a strong self-protection mechanism and old-style male values, and a key support system involving a band of like-minded ‘boys’, finding the right soul-mate and staying with them, particularly given the public spotlight, will never be easy – but is it impossible?

This book explores possible answers to the curious question ‘George Clooney & Single: Why?’. It looks at what we know about ‘The Man’ himself, what we know about ‘The Women’ he has dated, and why they don’t last, in the context of current thinking on how we choose a suitable mate and sustain long-standing romantic relationships.

The blurb:

This book is not a biography of George Clooney – his life has been chronicled in many publications by others. Instead it explores possible reasons why this Hollywood superstar has remained single for most of his life.

The first chapters cover what we know about ‘The Man’, and about ‘The Women’ he has dated, looking at differences between the ‘camps’ of girlfriends before and after he became the superstar he is today. It explores what dating George Clooney might be like in reality, and examines possible reasons why the relationships don’t last.

Is it because of circumstances?
Do they get entangled too fast? Are they under too much scrutiny? Can he actually meet the right ones?

Could it be something about the women he has chosen to date, particularly since becoming famous?
Do they find they are too different to him? Do they feel too inferior? Do they feel too replaceable? Do they expect it to end? Do they just need more commitment?

Is it something about The Man himself?
Could The Achiever be a Mr Overachiever? Is The Playboy just a Mr Fairweather? Might The Humanitarian be a Mr Perfectionist at heart? Is The Loyal Friend actually a Mr Self-Protector? Behind The Down-To-Earth Guy is there a Mr Self-Doubter? Is The Man’s Man part of avoiding commitment and being a Mr No-Ties? Is The Ringleader fundamentally a Mr Controller? Or is The Joker deep down still a bit of a Mr Schoolboy?

In the last part the book looks at what any of us need for long-term successful partnerships, with reference to George Clooney’s romantic history, finishing with ‘An All-Purpose Recipe for Long-Term Romantic Success’ - of course no recipe is guaranteed but a good one certainly helps!

About the author:
After qualifying as an MD at London University, D. H. Barkley practiced as a physician for many years, specialising in acute hospital medicine. Having moved to Switzerland because of her husband’s job and finding it hard to pursue a fulfilling career there herself, she founded a business providing writing services on medical and scientific topics for healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the public. She ran the growing company for several years, overseeing its global operations in Europe and USA. After selling the business, she decided to do something completely different and, with her interest piqued by encounters with a number of women who clearly found George Clooney fascinating but were so different to the women he has dated, she settled down to write her first book, ‘George Clooney & Single: Why?’. She lives in Switzerland with her husband and two boisterous border collies. She has one son and one daughter who visit when their washing baskets are full and their fridges are empty.

I've not read this and I'd guess that unless it's written by George himself, it probably doesn't have any more insight into his life than anything you'd find on fan forums.  However, 50% of 'net author proceeds' (however much that works out to be) will go to Not on Our Watch charity.

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by it's me on Fri Feb 21 2014, 09:42

interesting question
would like to know
the real
answers....

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by theminis on Fri Feb 21 2014, 10:30

Well I like how the author spent a lot of time thinking about the title - George Clooney and Single - I mean wow who would have thunk it...Sorry I think I popped a sarcastic pill instead of a Panadol.

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by party animal - not! on Fri Feb 21 2014, 10:51

Mmm. Alternative title - 'Speculation'?

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by theminis on Fri Feb 21 2014, 10:58

Yep that would work for me PAN

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by LizzyNY on Fri Feb 21 2014, 18:26

With all the theories we've come up with about his single status, we could have saved her a lot of work. She should have just asked us. Laughing 

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Nicky80 on Fri Feb 21 2014, 20:01

LOL!   so true Lizzy

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New Book: George Clooney & Single. WHY ?

Post by Joanna on Wed Apr 16 2014, 17:43

Has anyone read this ?


Book about our George.....50% Proceeds going to Not on our Watch


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ABOUT THE BOOK

George Clooney is often considered one of, or is possibly the most eligible bachelor in the world, so why has his longest live-in companion been a pot bellied pig?
Why has this attractive, charming, funny, rich, successful man, with a good social conscience, never found long-term happiness with a romantic soul-mate? Despite a string of liaisons with several beautiful women, he has never managed to sustain a romantic relationship beyond a few years.
Is it because he is so wedded to his work? Is it because he has never found someone important enough to make a real commitment, involving sacrifice and compromise? Is it because he is not prepared to let down his guard enough to be part of a couple? Or is it due to something else?
As a self-confessed workaholic with an apparent need for control, a strong self-protection mechanism and old-style male values, and a key support system involving a band of like-minded ‘boys’, finding the right soul-mate and staying with them, particularly given the public spotlight, will never be easy – but is it impossible?
This book explores possible answers to the curious question ‘George Clooney & Single: Why?’. It looks at what we know about ‘The Man’ himself, what we know about ‘The Women’ he has dated, and why they don’t last, in the context of current thinking on how we choose a suitable mate and sustain long-standing romantic relationships.

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Nicky80 on Wed Apr 16 2014, 17:57

No haven't read it. But interesting. 

First I thought oh just another book about love relationships and mentioning George name to sell it but then I was confused that 50% goes to George charity. Wonder why the author would do that. Maybe connected with George?? Or bad conscience of the author because he is using George love life  Razz 

Thanks for the find Jo.

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Joanna on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:09

It was a banner on COH today !

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by party animal - not! on Wed Apr 16 2014, 18:31

It's an e-book available on Amazon etc etc - and now reduced! So less for NOOW now.............

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Mazy on Wed Apr 16 2014, 20:04

We have a thread here.

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Nicky80 on Wed Apr 16 2014, 21:07

Thanks Mazy, I just merged the threads. I forgot already about it  Razz

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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Nicky80 on Wed May 14 2014, 22:25

OK I'm just wondering about this. His engagement is not long in the press. How fast can you write a book about that  Shocked  The cover looks the same like above but he just changes the title????? Weird

New ebook explores George Clooney’s move from bachelor to betrothed 


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When George Clooney, one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, proposed to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin after 25 years of dating several beautiful women, it marked the end of an era.. Apparently, prior to Amal, the only long-term companion in his life was Max, a pot-bellied pig. Too funny!
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Yes, since the hunkalicious Clooney put a ring on it, everyone has been talking about why he remained single for so long. That’s so not Hollywood!


Now there’s a book that examines how this handsome, charming, funny, rich, successful man, with a good social conscience remained a bachelor for so long.


D. H. Barkley’s new ebook, George Clooney: From Bachelor to Betrothed, .explores possible answers to why it has taken Clooney so long to pop the question. It looks at what we know about the man himself, what we know about the women in his past, and why he finally felt able to commit to a longer term future with Alamuddin.\
“All of this is viewed in the context of current thinking on how we choose a suitable mate and sustain long-standing romantic relationships.., according to a media release promoting the new ebook.


Barkley offers answers to such questions as:


• Why the women of his past, from Kelly Preston to Stacy Keibler, didn’t last
• Why women fall for him and he falls for certain women
• The characteristics of Clooney that may have ended his previous relationships
• Is Amal Alamuddin really the one
• What’s needed in a partner for a long-term commitment
• Why women are attracted to unattainable men



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George Clooney: From Bachelor to Betrothed is available on AmazonBarnes & Noble.com and other major online booksellers. Fifty per cent of net author proceeds from the book will be donated to Clooney’s charity ‘Not On Our Watch’.


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Re: New book: "George Clooney & Single"

Post by Nicky80 on Wed May 14 2014, 22:26

Oh sorry, don't know why the picture is so big now  Embarassed

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