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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Around the World in 80 Dates

This book is awesome. Normally, I shy away from chick lit, cause aside from Bridget Jones and the Shopaholic books, most of it isn't worth my time. However, this book is different. I guess that, strictly speaking, it can't really be considered "chick lit," as it's well-written and isn't too narcissistic, but since it's about girls looking for boys I'm putting it in that category. The premise is this: after getting out of a really shitty relationship, and realizing that she was tired of dating people who were all wrong for her, Jennifer Cox decided to ditch London boys and give the rest of the world a chance. She contacted all of her friends and her friends' friends (called "Date Wranglers" in the parlance of the book) and arranged dates in various countries around the world, primarily in Europe and the United States. It might seem a little desperate, and in fact she referred to by several of her dates as "the chick who's going around the world banging all the guys," but here's the thing. Because she knew exactly what she was looking for--a Soul Mate (her capitals, not mine; and while we're at it, she doesn't believe that each person has only one soul mate, but instead that there are a number of people with whom you are extremely compatible)--and wasn't willing to settle for anything less, and wasn't going to take anyone's shit in the process, it was approximately the least desperate thing ever.

The book is well-written and interesting, with insights from various of Cox's dates and friends on love and relationships.

1 Comments:

  • I just picked up the book from B and N. I can't wait to start it.

    By Blogger Aundra, at 10:51 PM  

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