On this first working Monday of the new year, Brad and I are officially announcing the launch of our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Brad is writing a series of books on entrepreneurship and the startup world, beginning with Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in your City. I am honored and delighted to be his co-author on this book, which also includes essays contributed by a group of about 20 entrepreneurial couples.
While this book addresses issues common to all relationships (communication, values, money, sex, children, etc.) we hope that it will be particularly useful for couples in the throes of a startup business. We dedicated the book to the believers and the empiricists: those who are willing to love. It takes a lot of energy and courage to try to create and sustain a relationship while building a startup company. We really hope that some of the concrete skills and tactics we suggest will be helpful.
The book is available on Kindle on January 29, 2013 and the hardback release date is January 22,2013 In the strange world of book publishing, advance sales orders count extra, so if you're considering reading this, please consider purchasing it before the official release dates.
Brad and I look forward to sparking conversations about how to have a happy life that includes both meaningful work and meaningful love.