Amanda Stanton Bonds with Local Fans of ABC’s Hit Show “The Bachelorette”


CHICAGO, IL—A cluster of young women clutching books eagerly awaited the arrival of Bachelorette star, Amanda Stanton. Her flight from New York City had been delayed, as she communicated to us and to awaiting fans through Instagram.

Despite the delay, the excitement of the group didn’t wane. Stanton arrived quietly, about 6:30 pm, after walking past Macy’s wine and candy departments. She was wearing a white blazer and a broad smile. She spent the next hour answering questions about the show’s production, the men in her life, her children, and curious inquiries about whether or not the show was heavily scripted. She said that it wasn’t.

Aside from fans, others came to see the Bachelorette, too. Kelly Chupp, of Chicago, brought her new 10-week old golden retriever pup named Milo. Lindsay Marshall and Bill Klazura, reporter and photographer from WCIU’s The Jam, interviewed Stanton for their television show. There were men, too. One father brought his two daughters, while a guy friend of one of the women hung out in the background and took photos. The happy chatter and laughter attracted Macy’s patrons to the bookstore. We saw two television reporters from competing Chicago stations walk by to take a peek. One remained to browse through the bookcases. It’s all good! And, proof that ABC’s The Bachelorette, now in its 15th season, remains a favorite to many romance reality show watchers.

“Ever since Amanda made it to the final four on The Bachelor and ended up engaged on Bachelor in Paradise, media outlets and millions of fans, eager to learn Amanda’s story, have tried to track her down,” writes her publisher. “What’s he really like? What’s the scoop on her? Was she telling the truth about him?”


Part-memoir, part girl’s guide, Now Accepting Roses is full of never-before-told stories from behind the scenes of one of America’s most popular television shows—but this book isn’t just for fans of The Bachelor. This book is for anyone navigating the crazy and exciting world of finding real love. Amanda also reveals the valuable lessons for life and relationships that she learned after the world watched her look for love on television—three times. Everything she now knows about dating, she learned from being on The Bachelor. Amanda’s unique experiences have left her with some hard-earned wisdom to share, including her own “rules” for dating and how to truly find yourself, as she has. Thanks to juggling dating, parenting, and life, she better understands the way dating works and shares how you can find love while prioritizing your own needs.

Amanda’s friendly, heartfelt guidance will feel like a good friend offering her most personal advice on life, love, and self-care—and her wild stories will rival the juiciest gossip you’ve ever heard.

If you’re looking for a love like you’ve seen on the silver screen, that doesn’t exist. The good news is that the real thing is so much better. Amanda would love to help you find it.