In honor of the start of a brand new week, I’m happy to announce my next giveaway — for Stephanie Snowe’s hilarious memoir Meeting Mr. Wrong: The Romantic Misadventures Of A Southern Belle (see my 4-star review and check out Stephanie’s blog).
From the back cover:
‘Don’t email me if you want a supermodel. I’m twenty-two, divorced, and I have twins. I’m also overweight, unattractive, and have no education to speak of. I’m pretty much not going to bring anything to the table except the fact that I’m pretty nice and won’t ask you to pay my bills. Here’s my email address. Don’t email if you’re full of it.’
With this ad, Stephanie Snowe relaunches herself into the world of dating. In this real-life account, she discovers that the search for Mr. Right can include a lot of wrong turns. With light-hearted sass, Stephanie introduces us to each Tom, Dick, and Denny, and their neuroses, pets, mullets, lies, and puking.
A girl can get discouraged having to deal with dive-bombing birds, first-date proposals, and eavesdropping mothers. Is there a knight in shining armor out there with a higher IQ than his horse? Stephanie hopes so.
Want to enter?
I really loved this book, and I’ll be happy to pass it on now to one lucky winner! And, you know, I’ll probably include some other goodies in there, too. For one entry, just leave a comment on this post. Make sure to include your e-mail address. That earns you one entry.
An optional bonus question? Tell me your craziest relationship story — good or bad. I have some good ones, but to protect my “innocent” ex-boyfriends who may or may not be prowling around here, I’ll refrain (for now — but you’ve been warned!).
And, of course, for one additional entry, blog / Twitter / e-mail / etc. about this contest, and then let me know that you did so by either including me in the post or leaving a separate comment here with the address to your post. One entry per mode of communication!
Contest open to U.S. residents and ends at noon on Friday, March 27. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and e-mailed shortly after.
Married at 22 and pregnant with twins, Stephanie never imagined she would find herself re-entering the mysterious, awkward world of dating. But after her husband leaves her for another woman and she has their children alone, our fearless narrator discovers an inner strength — and, many months later, puts herself back out there to find a new love. And preferably one without a mullet.
Meeting Mr. Wrong: The Romantic Misadventures of a Southern Belle is Stephanie’s short, fun look at trying to find true love while experimenting with online dating via Yahoo! Personals — and its cast of characters — starting in 1999. Despite a friend’s warning that the Internet is “full of axe murderers” who surely want to kill she and her children dead, Stephanie gamely sifts through e-mails from men pledging to love she and her children for the rest of her life to find someone who, you know, might be tolerable. Among many others, we meet Gil, the “birdbrain,” who probably adores his feathered friends more than he enjoys human contact, and Ben, the coworker who can barely remember Steph’s name, let alone be bothered to keep from vomiting in her general direction while drunk.
Stephanie’s incredibly strong, narrative and hilarious voice is what kept me compulsively reading this one. At 150 pages, this was a fast and enjoyable read that was almost like a compilation of awesome, hilarious blogs — and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I loved that about it! It was punchy and to the point. The chapters were short and focused. There were several “laugh out loud” moments — especially when Stephanie’s mother was trying to convince her that if you want to find a man in the South, you sure as hell better like NASCAR — and I found myself chuckling at many other points, too! I could clearly hear her speaking voice through the entire book, and found her unique and innovative varieties of mild cursing hilarious! I know, I’m terrible. But we share the same sense of humor. And as a woman growing up in and out of the South, I felt like I had an extra appreciation for it.
A fast, fun and ultimately hopeful read for anyone who loves dating horror stories — or for anyone looking for a laugh and “thank God that wasn’t me!” moments. And does Stephanie’s story have a happy ending? Grab this one and get to reading!
4 out of 5!
ISBN: 1592994016 ♥ Purchase from Amazon ♥ Author Blog
Personal copy won from badgerbooks.