Lowest Rated Bachelor Nation Books

The worst books written by Bachelor and Bachelorette leads or contestant according to Goodreads reviews.

[Updated November 2021.]


(There’s a 3-way tie for fourth place.)

Don’t Be That Girl: A Guide to Finding the Confident, Rational Girl Within

By Travis Stork and Leah Furman
The Bachelor Season 8 (Lead)

”The charismatic ER doctor who starred in The Bachelor: Paris goes beyond traditional dating advice to share his personal insights into the psychological and physiological factors involved in helping women develop the confidence and self-esteem that are essential in developing and sustaining successful, fulfilling, and long-lasting relationships.”

Is it any good?
Don’t Be That Girl is rated 3 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

  • 5 Star: “I loved this book. I have highlighted each chapter and am now passing it out to each “that girl” friend. I literally have a friend that falls EXACTLY into every category. I love his blunt and unapologetic tone (while still managing to be a nice guy). I find him credible since he is oh-so-handsome and has dated so many women.”

  • 1 Star: “I want to punch this man in the head”

Who’s it for? People looking to give a joke gift to a friend or a “joke” gift to a frenemy.

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The Man Code: A Woman’s Guide to Cracking the Tough Guy

By David Good
The Bachelorette Season 5 (Jillian Harris)

”Stubborn. Emotionally reserved. Frustratingly loyal to his friends. Does this sound like the tough guy in your life? Do you feel like he’s the sort of man you could love forever, if only you could understand him? David Good, winner of “Bachelor Pad” and fan favorite on “The Bachelorette,” lifts the hood on the standard to which men hold themselves, empowering women by helping them decipher the unspoken rules that govern masculinity.”

Is it any good?
The Man Code is rated 3 on Goodreads. There are no written reviews.

Who’s it for? People who’d like to craft themselves into Bachelor Pad winner David Good’s ideal woman, presumably in order to pull off some Gone Girl-style shenanigans.

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What a Difference a Year Makes: How Life’s Unexpected Setbacks Can Lead to Unexpected Joy

By Bob Guiney
The Bachelorette Season 1 (Trista Rehn)
The Bachelor Season 4 (Lead)

”The next star of ABC’s The Bachelor shares his hard-earned wisdom on how the unexpected challenges of life can provide an equally unexpected opportunity, offering a candid and witty account of his own struggle with divorce, injury, and depression and how the wisdom of his family transformed his life.”

Is it any good?
What a Difference a Year Makes is rated 3 on Goodreads. There are no written reviews.

Who’s it for? Someone who wants to have the final word about Bob Guiney on Goodreads.

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It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak into Happily Never After

By Andi Dorfman
The Bachelor Season 18 (Juan Pablo Galavis)
The Bachelorette Season 10 (Lead)

”Discover the New York Times bestselling book that Bachelor fans–and even Bachelor stars–can’t stop talking about! Beloved fan favorite Andi Dorfman tells the unvarnished truth about her engagement, her public breakup, and why looking for love on television is no paradise.”

Is it any good?
It’s Not Okay is rated 2.99 on Goodreads. These are our favorite high & low reviews:

5 star: “Good post break up book.”

1 star: “I really liked Andi’s season of the Bachelorette so I expected to love this. The writing was juvenile and the book was FILLED with clichés. Also, I found some of her advice/thinking totally whack – sleep with your ex to take back the power?? What??” 

Who’s it for? Fans of righteous anger about old relationships/Taylor Swift.

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Nobody’s Perfect: What to Do When You’ve Fallen for a Jerk but You Want to Make It Work

By Helene Eksterowicz And Gwen Gioia
The Bachelor Season 2 (Aaron Buerge)

”Offers advice to women on coping with the less attractive aspects of single men, discussing how to help or compromise with men who are worth the effort, and avoid men with insurmountable character flaws.”

Is it any good?
Nobody’s Perfect is rated 2.8 on Goodreads. This is the only written review:

3 Stars: “Funny, for a quick read. The two authors have masters degrees in psychology, which proves why clinical psychologists need a doctorate, lol. Good read nonetheless.”

Who’s it for? Optimists who love a project.

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Now Accepting Roses: Finding Myself While Searching for the One . . . and Other Lessons I Learned from the Bachelor

By Amanda Stanton
The Bachelor Season 20 (Ben Higgins)

”When Amanda found out her mother had sent in an application to ABC’s The Bachelor on her behalf, she wasn’t upset . . . but she was hesitant.”

  • 5 Star: “I love everything Bachelor and have always been a fan of Amanda so I really enjoyed reading this. Although I am disappointed that she gave no explanation to her break up with Bobby. I was looking forward to reading about him and their relationship the most!”

  • 1 Star: “There were random whole chapters devoted to things like suitcase packing and eyelash extensions and how to exercise while on expensive vacations, how her “career” as a “social media influencer” keeps her both flush with cash and free shit, and I kept having to scroll through, assuming this woman was just copying and pasting from her Instagram account maybe because who would want to read this?”

Who’s it for? People interested in the influencer lifestyle but with no pressing questions about what happened with Bobby.

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