Much Ado about Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You about Date Expectations, Not So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet

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A treat for any book lover, happily mated or cheerfully single ("USA TODAY") two popular journalists give hilarious relationship advice borrowed from the most famous characters in literature.
Finding love should be easier than ever before, given all the freedoms we enjoy. But as it turns out, the more options we have, the more difficult attaining romantic bliss becomes. We wonder: Should we put all our energy into online dating, or hang out in bars to find someone new? Should we settle for a friendship-with-benefits, or refuse to stop looking until we happen upon true love? And if we do manage to achieve the impossible and find a perfect match soul mate, sexual dynamo, and best buddy all in one how can we beat the relationship doldrums when they come, as they re bound to in this hyperactive society?
In our quest to reach romantic nirvana, we turn to self-help manuals, magazines, talk shows, friends, relatives, and shrinks. But we ve overlooked the true font of wisdom: the timeless stories written by great novelists. That s where "Much Ado About Loving "comes in. In its pages, two book lovers who are also advice columnists Maura Kelly and Jack Murnighan relay the lessons in life and love that they ve learned from reading more classic novels than your English teacher, while having far more romantic conundrums than all of Jane Austen s characters combined. They ve done the heavy reading and the recovering from heartbreak for you.
Now all you need is this book."
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ISBN-13: 9781451621259
ISBN-10: 1451621256
Pagini: 204
Dimensiuni: 142 x 210 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.20 kg
Editura: Free Press


"Like a Cliff Notes for the lovelorn, as told by two authors who've 'been there.' "Much Ado" is as sage as it is funny. " --Lucinda Rosenfeld, "Friend or Foe" columnist at Slate and author of the novels, I'm "So Happy for You" and "The Pretty One"
"A clever, amusing hybrid of lit crit and relationship advice." --"Publisher's Weekly"
"As I've been told on more than one occasion, my expectation that a courtship will mimic a Victorian novel's plot might lean toward the unrealistic. But when seeking advice to bolster [my] love life...I shy away from current romantic self-help books... Enter "Much Ado About Lov"ing, in which dating blogger Maura Kelly and sex columnist Jack Murnigan comb classic literature for love lessons." --"Elle"
"I'll take my advice from Toni Morrison over Suzanne Somers any day, even if it doesn't come in bullet-point format, with a weight-loss chart. Wisdom rarely does. ["Much Ado About Loving"] is a clever mash-up of dating advice and literary discussion, with the authors alternating chapters and subjects...That's probably the first time Virgil has been used for romantic advice, at least in this century - and that alone is an achievement. " --"The New York Daily News"
"A treat for any book lover, happily mated or cheerfully single." --"USA Today"
"I find reading novels to be more entertaining than reading advice columns, so why not combine the two? Dear Jane instead of Dear Abby." --"Columbus Ledger-Enquirer"
""In Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys and Love in the Time of Internet Personals", authors Kelly and Murnighan demonstrate that most literary classics contain great lessons about romance that are still relevant today... The authors take a magnifying glass to some of literature's great and not-so-great hookups, injecting some of their own dating triumphs and faux pas, both relatable and comical." --"The New Jersey Monthly"
" "Much Ado About Loving... "plumb[s] great literature for relationship advice." -- "New York Times Book Review"