Michelle Elman will publish her new book, The Selfish Romantic, with Welbeck.

Having previously worked together on The Joy of Being Selfish, Michelle and editor, Isabel Wilkinson will reunite for The Selfish Romantic: How to Date without Feeling Bad about Yourself.

Set to publish on the 5th January 2023, it will combine Michelle’s expertise in boundaries and body positivity and her ideals of inclusivity and intersectionality to offer the essential guide to modern dating. From unravelling the myths around single life, changing your dating mindset, dealing with ghosting, text etiquette and taking relationships offline, The Selfish Romantic will teach readers how to empower their love life and themselves in the process.

Michelle Elman said:
‘I am thrilled to be working with Welbeck again to spread the message that no matter what you look like, you deserve to have a full love life. It’s time to throw out the advice that you need to change yourself in order to be successful in dating. Instead, you need to be more direct about who you already are to attract someone who is interested in you. Race, size, and disability are topics that are shied away from in dating books, and I think it’s important to discuss them head-on, otherwise, it’s easy to think you are alone in the problem. I believe that dating and relationships are separate skills, and The Selfish Romantic gives the dating stage the legitimacy it deserves. It’s not just a means to an end but a phase you can actually enjoy!’

Isabel Wilkinson said:
“I am so pleased to be continuing to work with Michelle with this essential, empowering, and inspiring new book. As we have seen with The Joy of Being Selfish, her work as boundaries expert has inspired a whole generation of readers to create time and energy for themselves. Now, with The Selfish Romantic, she returns with an even more powerful message that will revolutionise and empower our love lives!”

Michelle’s agent, Hayley Steed said: ‘Michelle has firmly established herself as the go-to voice for inclusive advice on boundaries, life advice and self-love, and The Selfish Romantic is the perfect collection of her insightful, direct and relevant guidance to the modern dating scene. Turning societal expectations on their heads, and celebrating the uniqueness everyone has to offer, it’s an empowering, inspiring and energising read, taking everything we learnt from The Joy of Being Selfish and applying it to our romantic lives.’