The dream of every writer, to receive an email from a real publisher and to finally be taken seriously.
So long danger…
I received an email and (arrogantly) showed it to my housemate:
“What Debbie, I’m busy.”
“Just got an email from a top publishing company requesting my professional expertise to review one of their books.”
“Oh that’s actually quite cool. What’s it called?”
Then I saw the book.
“Debbie what is it called?”
“LOL! Never know – you might learn something…”
This Is Why You’re Single – The Review
(Things I’ve learnt…)
Laura is a comedy writer for ESPN, Vanity Fair, Esquire, a former Editor at OK!, In Touch, graduated from the University of California where she won a Rolling Stones magazine’s college journalism contest and has a really hot husband.
…Angela suffered a quarter life crisis and decided to sack off her degree to pursue comedy. She recently promoted a band consisting solely of gynecologists and struggles on Tinder for being a bit fridged.
We like Angela.
The book takes a very honest view into dating for the 21st Century, from the initial courting:
“Snapchat a picture of your udders”
To future conversations with grandchildren:
“How did you meet Gramps?”
“Stuck my thumb on his face and swiped right.”
It takes away the usual lies seen in dating books, and gives a more realistic approach to what the path of true love actually looks like:
“…It will be lined with a lot of dick pictures.”
Whilst also re-evaluating your current method to attract males:
“Birds of a feather shouldn’t always flock together. Women think going out with their hot friends will make them hot by association. Not true.”
“Laura – you need to move out. We can’t be friends anymore.”
“Just get out.”
The book oozes confidence in relatable decisions you have to make while dating; like when is the right time to sleep with a new partner and that one night stands are acceptable if it feels right (or if it feels hairy and you panic shave with his razor):
“You need to own these decisions – it’s up to you when it’s the time to have sex (…he’ll never know).”
One week later:
“Laura, it really hurts when I wee.”
“I don’t care, go away Deb-”
“Babe I think I’ve shaved off my clitoris.”
Throughout the book there are hilarious tales of dating disasters that all end with a moral:
“Actions speak louder than labels, there are alternatives to call your other half if he shys away from the boyfriend label…”
With really insightful quizzes:
“Are you dating a manchild?
1) What is your favourite part of your girlfriends body?
a) Her beautiful, soulful eyes.
b) The way her hair gently falls onto her perfect, silky shoulders.
And fun games:
“The Disaster Date Game:
– Drink a shot of whiskey everytime he mentions his six figure salary.
– Shoot heroin in your eyeball if you get stuck with the bill.”
Date: “Debbie can you get this?”
The book makes a refreshing change to the bullcrap most singletons have to suffer through:
“If he’s not talking to you – just give him space, men need time to understand their emotions…”
The book tells it how it is:
“If he doesn’t reply – pretend he never existed.”
The only drawback is reading a book entitled “This is why you’re single” but easy fix – pop a cover over it.
This Is Why You’re Single – or is it? Find out here.