Sunday, February 10, 2008

Article: Dating Books for Guys

Finally here, folks: my article about dating books for guys, which includes short reviews of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Getting Girls, Rules of the Game and This Book Will Get You Laid, books 23, 24 and 25 from this 'book a week' series.

If you're wondering about the "Love - the getting" title, you might want to take a peek at the article that ran alongside it called "Love - the giving". My article is on the left hand side of an image of a tree, and Lisa Scottoline's was on the right. And even though my mom's miffed they didn't run my picture, I don't mind. Maybe the guy I wrote about won't realize it was him (because, really, how often do you look at bylines? I read this article all the way through without knowing Kristin Graham wrote it -- and I'm a writer. You would expect I'd pay attention!)

Today also marks Frank Wilson's last review as book editor. I expected a farewell column, but, in true Frank style, he dedicated that space to a book review -- a review of a poetry book, at that.

Fortunately, Frank will continue to share his thoughts through the blogsphere -- he'll continue his wildly popular blog Books, Inq here.

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Kel said...

Jen, congrats on the article. I just happened across this new release, that reminded me of your piece:

Not sure if you have seen it -- It's not self-help, but rather a funny collection of stories by men who have been dumped. If the cover photo is any indication, I suspect it includes some very smart and funny tales of heartbreak.

Kel said...

oops, not sure if the link worked, the book is called "Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me"

Jen A. Miller said...

Hey Kel! Thanks for stopping by -- I have seen that book. In fact, I'm staring at it right now, and I hope to get to it, but I couldn't quite figure out how to get it into the article.

And I love that cover. What a great idea...