What is better than getting your copy of Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Finding Mr. Right? I’ll tell you what’s better—how about a personalized, autographed copy! I’ve ordered a limited number of paperback copies that have been sent to my home. I want to sign and send one to you!
This is the only place where you can get an autographed copy of my new book, Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Finding Mr. Right. If you order my book please leave me a note with your order. I would love to get to know you better and see why you chose to read my book, Wifey 101.
Why Give Wifey 101 A Chance
I’m an avid reader. I love getting a good book, plopping myself in the middle of my sofa, and nuzzling into the pillows. (I usually have a yummy snack on hand, too!)
I love reading memoirs in particular. I love knowing the story is real, raw, and written from first-hand experience. A great memoir is one where the author takes you on a journey with them. They let you into their thoughts, feelings, and desires. They share the most intricate parts of their lives with you—sparing no details, regardless of how it makes them “look.”
A well written memoir will take you on a roller coaster of emotion and leave you feeling enthused, inspired, and like you know the author personally. When you finish reading a memoir not only will you better understand the author, but undoubtedly you will learn something about yourself, too. And a superb memoir will leave you with a burning desire to do something. If you’ve ever read a memoir you know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, you’re missing out! My book, Wifey 101, will take you on this wild ride and leave you with all of the feels. Begin reading chapter one of Wifey 101 for FREE by clicking here!
I first began reading memoirs in college. I remember it was right around the time my mom and three younger siblings had just been evicted from their home. (I had moved out of that mess of a “home” just a few months prior.) My mom asked me if she could write a note for my sisters and brother to get off the school bus at my house because there was no where else they could go. They needed to come stay with me for a few days until she figured out what she could do. (Long story made short: this “few days” turned into months and months and then later a custody battle in court where I was officially granted legal custody of my younger siblings.)
I was 19 years old and a freshman in college when all of this started happening. In my English 101 class we were reading the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. (An amazing memoir that I highly recommend.) I remember I just could not believe what I was reading. The hardships that Elie had endured were relentless, shocking, and absolutely agonizing but yet he made it out alive and able to tell his story. It inspired me in a way like nothing else ever had. It was like I was reading proof that if you’ve been thrown into a terrible situation but have the will and strength to fight to make your life better—you can. It also showed me that my “hardships” are nothing in comparison to what this young boy had to go through and if he was able to make it through all he had to go through (The Holocaust!) I could make it though my “rough” times, too. Night sparked a hunger in me to learn more about people who were put to the test in life but worked hard to come out stronger, healthier, and happier. I began reading every memoir I could get my hands on: Homeless To Harvard, How To Cage The Animals At Night, The Diary of Anne Frank, Angela’s Ashes, and so many autobiographies/biographies as well: Marilyn Monroe’s, Shania Twain’s, Goldie Hawn’s, Angelina Jolie’s, and so many more.
Sharing My Story
It wasn’t until I was on “The Bachelor” did I realize that my ‘story’ could actually help inspire others. As a matter of fact, I barely shared any of my ‘story’ while I was on that reality tv show. I did share a little, teeny-tiny bit though because I had no choice. The producers were coming to my home and they wanted to film my back story for my “home package.” So I shared as little as possible. (Because—duh!—no way would THE BACHELOR, Ben Flajnik, be turned on by my history of drugs, trailer parks, raising my siblings, being on welfare, abortions, etc. And by the way, I never, ever told Ben or the girls anything about my past or my current situation while we filmed the show. No way! I was so embarrassed and humiliated. I mean, c’mon, I was living in a trailer park while all the other girls lived in mansions in comparison…it was like the “proof” that I was just a low-life and didn’t belong there.) What I did share in my “home package” (because I had no choice) was that I had custody of my siblings, I grew up in trailer parks and currently lived in one, and that I was a registered nurse. Surprisingly, this tiny bit I shared showed me that I should share more.
After my backstory aired on “The Bachelor” I began getting message after message in my Facebook inbox of others who had gone or were going through difficult times of their own (Yes, I read all messages and comments). They shared their stories with me and thanked me for sharing mine. They told me I inspired them to reach for their dreams and I had showed them that they, too, could rise above their problems. (I don’t even know how I did this, but I loved hearing it!)
A few months later I moved to NYC. I was sitting on the A train heading to downtown Manhattan. I was just listening to music minding my own business when a young teenager tapped me on the shoulder. She asked if I was Jamie Otis from “The Bachelor.” I looked at her like “uhhhh???” I was shocked she even knew my name! I barely had any airtime on “The Bachelor.” (Except for that horrendous, God-awful kiss.) I stammered, “Yeah, I am.” She looked back at me with a beaming smile and told me “I really love you! I want to be a nurse just like you one day!”
I couldn’t believe my ears. I inspired her to be a nurse? WOW! I got off that train feeling like a million bucks. This tiny, itty bitty experience where I had a positive impact on a young girls life left me feeling that burning desire for more. The Facebook messages made me smile, but to meet someone who I inspired put me on cloud nine. It made me feel good about myself…like I was having a positive impact in the world—even if it was only one person. It made me believe that maybe I should share more of my story. Sharing my hardships—though minuscule in comparison to these other authors I read about so passionately—may also be inspiring and helpful to others.
Jamie Otis, The Author
Wow, I am shocked that I can officially put “author” next to my name. What an amazing feeling. I dreamed of becoming an author one day, but I was never really sure if I’d ever be able to. I mean, how could this “trailer park kid” ever amount to anything. I’d heard that all my life. After hearing it for so long you start to believe it’s true.
I wrote Wifey 101: Everything I Got Wrong After Finding Mr. Right with the intention to share it all—the good, the bad, and the ugly. To show others that they are not alone in their experiences of sexual abuse, drugs, abortions, neglect, and so many other “flaws.” I share all the things I never could share on “The Bachelor” and “Married At First Sight” or any reality tv for that matter. Some things are just too hard to discuss on-camera. There are a lot of things that I have done wrong in life and there are a lot of lessons I have learned as a new wife. The biggest lesson I learned is that you cannot hide from your past or your truths. The pain will remain no matter how far you try to bury it.
After I was married I realized that my past was still having a huge (negative) effect on my life. My marriage was not able to grow because I had never really dealt with all the struggles I had been through.
Wifey 101 takes you through this journey of my past and it’s impact on my present and future. Writing this book was very therapeutic for me. I hope by me sharing my whole story you are inspired by it in one way or another. I share about my childhood filled with sexual abuse and domestic violence and how that inevitably made me begin to fail as a new wife. I even share the hard stuff that I’ve never told anyone about—not even my mom, my siblings, or my husband. I do this in hopes that it helps inspire you. We all have a story. We all go through something. But none of us should feel like we are going through it alone or that we are ‘damaged goods’ because of it.
If you’re a young girl or woman looking for an inspiring book — or if you’re engaged, a newlywed, or long-time married wifey — my book, Wifey 101, has something for you. It’s filled with tips, tricks, and meaningful stories. I hope you like my memoir.
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I received my book super duper fast! I absolutely loved reading it! My husband and I have been married for nearly 20 years but we faced much of the same problems. We met online (way back in 1997 when it was seriously taboo) and we literally moved in together after he came for his “first visit”. It was difficult because it seemed like we had missed that physical dating part of our relationship, but we made it work. Now, three children (17, 13 & 12) and almost 19 years of marriage later, we couldn’t be happier!
You should be proud of yourself for stepping outside the box to try something new. SO many people throw “shade” on anything new because they aren’t familiar with it. I can’t tell you how many people mocked me and Doug. It does feel nice to prove them all wrong almost 3 years later. 🙂
This book is perfect for any marriage. My husband and I have been together since we were 10 & 12. So many issues we faced were similar to Doug and Jamie’s. I’m so glad God has blessed them with a beautiful marriage. God can always make a way when there seems to be no way!! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you guys. Please keep all your fans in the loop. Love you guys!!!
Mary, thank you so much! I am so glad you liked my book! 🙂 I will definitely keep you all in the loop – it feels like you’re all extended family…even if it is only via the TV and internet! All of your love and support throughout our whole relationship has been incredible. We are truly blessed! 🙂 xoxo
Thank you so much! I love the book and necklace. Thank you for signing it to.
I am so glad you like it!!! Enjoy! 🙂 xoxo
Thank you so much for getting my order shipped and to me so quickly! I was so excited to receive it and the personalization inside the cover that you took the time to write really means a lot to me, as Ive been following your journey for years and am a fan! I breezed through your book in less than 24 hours. Each page had me enthralled. I knew from watching you on MAFS that you had experienced a less than ideal childhood, but I didn’t realize how much you endured until I read your experiences that you so openly and honestly shared in your book. Thank you for always being so genuine and for having the willingness to share your story. I was not a child of abuse nor am I a wife, but your book inspired me. I don’t think I could admire you more! I can only hope that I have to chance to meet you in person someday.
Hugs from Dallas, Tx
Thank you so much Kelsey! I am so glad you liked my book! xoxo
I sent a you a copy of my book to sign with a return postage envelope. I wanted to make sure you received it and to tell you thanks for signing it. You’re book was really good & I plan to read it “AGAIN”on my flight to Nice, France next month.
Hi Michelle! I do have it sitting right here next to me! 🙂 I will be signing and sending to you TODAY! YAY! 🙂 Be safe of your travels! xoxo
I am going to buy this Book tomorrow. I too am a victim of abuse and 2 of my daughters suffered also. Thank you Jamie for being an amazing person! You are truly an inspiration!
I look forward to sending it to you. 🙂 xoxo
I already have the electronic version of this book on my iPad. I have to say that it is not an easy breezy book to read because this level of candor and honesty is rare. Life is messy. Being a survivor of molestation is Sao hard and telling your truth, baring your shame – is so powerful. Your story encourages me to try to put my own story out there and to finally, after so many decades, to share my own story and finally lay down the heavy weight of shame. I’m buying this copy for my daughters – to share your courage with them.
We don’t have to be ashamed of our past. It is NOT our fault. I know it’s a lot easier “said than done” but once you start speaking your truth you will no longer be a victim of it, but a strong, powerful survivor who can help others. I am so sorry for what you have gone through (and what I went through)! I think the only way to help more women is to speak out about it. The people who do this shouldn’t feel safe knowing their chosen prey won’t talk due to shame and guilt. The shame and guilt shouldn’t be on our shoulders, it should be on theirs. …thinking of you. I hope this is helpful and inspirational for you and your daughter. xoxo