Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

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Suffering from a breakup, the writer details his dating life. What saves this book from total misogyny is that it is funny and seems true. After a bad breakup, Perry determines to avoid his serial monogamy and have casual sex. His character is emboldened by these experiences. The transformation from a timid and self-effacing shy guy to a bold and daring character is entertaining. It culminates with travel to the millennial rite of passage: Burning Man. He gets drugged up and enjoys himself.

This book reads like a male version of Sex and the City. He has the requisite small group of buddies that share their adventures and ultimately their girlfriends. They meet and have brunch in a Los Angeles bonding ceremony. It is very funny how the writer describes the difference between breakfast and LA brunch. His coining of “manic pixie dream girl” for his girlfriend who dumps him is also very amusing. So, like many of us, the writer goes from naive to world weary, ultimately finding that one can’t outrun heartbreak; there is no cure except through feeling it.

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Author Matteson Perry
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 244 pages
Publisher Scribner
Publish Date 24-May-2016
ISBN 9781501101434
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Issue June 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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