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Volume 4* April 13, 2004

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter. We’re just days away from the release of Generation Ex on April 20. Thanks for sharing the journey with me. And now the news…

The Generation Ex Scholarship:

Pre-Order NowI was a high school senior when my mom and stepdad divorced. All the paperwork for my financial aid had already been submitted by the time the divorce was finalized. Needless to say, my financial situation took a turn for the worse. My parents weren’t able to provide what my private university expected, and if it wasn’t for scholarships, grants and loans, I doubt I would have been able to pay for my education.

In fact, I only recently paid off the last of my college loans. I was reminiscing about the financial challenges of college with my stepmom when she suggested that I offer a scholarship with part of my advance money. I loved the idea of being able to help someone the way so many people stepped up to help me. And so, I’d pleased to announce…

 The Generation Ex Scholarship Essay Contest

The Generation Ex Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors and registered college students whose parents are divorced. First, read Generation Ex by Jen Abbas. Then, in no more than 1,000 words, describe your experience as related to one of the effects outlined in Generation Ex.

For more details, please click on the link below:

Please feel free to spread the word about this scholarship to students and universities. Thanks so much!


My publicity schedule really picks up this week. If you’re around West Michigan, come on out and say hello.

No matter where you are, check my schedule for the latest news on interviews, reviews and other events.


Did you know:

  • Since 1970, over a million children have experienced parental divorce each year
  • More than half of all children will experience parental divorce by their 18 th birthday
  • More than 40% of Americans between ages 18 and 40 are children of divorce.

As a child of divorce, this is the book I spent most of my twenties hoping to read. It not only affirms our hurts and concerns as normal, but it also offers steps toward healing and guides readers to make choices that lead to a healthier relational future. This is also the book I wanted my parents to read. It articulates the thoughts and feelings that I couldn’t when the emotions of my memories tied my tongue. I believe that the parents who read this book will find grace.

There are over 33 million Americans who could benefit from Generation Ex. Because divorce is everywhere, everyone knows someone who needs this one book. I humbly ask you to think of those in your circle of influence. How many have been affected by divorce? Would you consider telling them about this book? Generation Ex thanks you!

(and some don’t cost a dime!)

1. If you are child of divorce, consider buying a copy for yourself, your parents and your siblings.

2. Consider buying a copy for adult children of divorce you know, or send them an email to tell them about the book.

3. Consider buying a copy for counselors, pastors or college staff members you know, or send them an email to tell them about the book.

4. Ask your local library to buy a copy.

5. Call your favorite bookstore and ask them to carry the book

6. Tell your church about it. Better yet, give a copy to your pastor or write a review for your church bulletin.

7. Post a review on one or all of these sites:,,,, and other sites

8. Write a review for your local newspaper, or write a letter to the editor.

9. Tell people about my website:

10. Pray for me as I have the opportunity to talk about this book.

Thanks for your support of Generation Ex! I can’t wait for you to read it!

Abba's Child,
1 John 3:1a