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Crazy Girls (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Max Lance
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A naive guy in his 20s has his innocence shattered by these terrifying, hilarious and crazy dates. Pills, drugs, alcohol, religious nuts, depression, cheating and the NYPD; comedian and writer Max Lance recounts his worst nights from the New York City dating scene.

Editorial Reviews


Have you heard the one about the bad first date? Probably not like this. In Crazy Girls, comedian Max Lance treats us to five first dates gone wrong, taking readers through a gauntlet of hopeful forays that culminate in a range of more or less disastrous denouements, from New Year's Eve drunkenness to an attempted spiritual conversion. But if his bad first dates aren't colossally worse than anyone else's, they are generally more fun in the retelling, not least because his Crazy Girls--Ingrid, Devin, Nina, Lauren, Tracy--are not that much crazier than the rest of us. And because of this candid admission, finally, we end up glad that Lance survives with a handful of compelling stories and a clean bill of health. --Jason Kirk

Product Details

  • File Size: 97 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one brought back memories July 15, 2011
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I gather Lance is in his twenties and it may be the kiss of death for his literary fortunes to know that this mini-memoir resonates with those of us in the coveted 65-to-death demographic, but that's life.

Lance is a fearless writer who is not afraid to reveal himself "warts and all," so much so that one hopes his parents are no longer living. His tales of dates from hell are the kind of thing that no parent would want to read, but that every parent (or at least, every father) will recognize from his own past.

Nice to know that for all the much-vaunted changes wrought by that long-ago "sexual revolution" the mating game is still as painful and hilarious as I remember it.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious July 15, 2011
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Lance is an amazingly funny writer and the book had me laughing out loud. Perfect kindle book for bringing on the subway and examining the women around me, wondering what secret craziness lurks beneath their normal-seeming exteriors. If you're looking for a solidly written, hilarious read, pick this one up.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, Charming and with just enough sweetness July 16, 2011
By Nick
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What could easily be just a bunch of funny stories about "crazy dates" is in fact a great look at why we date who we do, what works and doesn't work in a relationship, and what ultimately dating should be about. It's got lots of comedy no doubt, but even the "crazy" girls in the story are usually given their due as fully realized and sympathetic people who are acting the way they are for a reason. Great hour read to pass a lunch break or a train ride
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What? August 3, 2011
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Based on the description and the reviews, I expected to read about several first dates gone wrong from a comedic standpoint. Comedy, you dig? This book read more like a thinly veiled homage to the author, who tried to be quirky and humble but (IMO) came off like a jerk. Victims of rape and the family of murder victims might have legitimate reasons for emotional imbalance ("crazy"), hmm? Given his seemingly extensive repertoire of dates, he made odd choices to write about for a comedic short. I'd be hard pressed to find something worse that I've wasted $1 and 20 minutes on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars made me cry August 14, 2011
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i read about how hilarious the book was and bought it for a nice summer reading but it actually made me cry. i even found disgusting the fact that some stories were based on suffering women who were raped or whose mother was killed... i didnt find it funny and had a hard time to keep reading after a while. i understand why the price is 0.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Max Lance (nice name for a comedian) writes about wacky first dates the way Don Rickles talks about blacks and Puerto Ricans. He comes on strong but after all the posturing and swagger he turns out to be a teddy bear at heart, a real mensch.

Here's how he fawns about Jen, the girl he finally meets after encounters with Ingrid, Devin, Nina, Lauren and Tracy: "All I know is that after a slew of terrible nights of dating in New York City, I met a great girl and I don't want to screw it up." Jen, he says, "loves me more than I could ever hope for." That's Lance, the former horndog speaking. And, like Alex in "A Clockwork Orange," Lance was a lot more alive and engaging while living the wild life.

"Crazy Girls" would be a big pile of sweet mush if it were just about Jen. The point of this Kindle Short, fortunately, is to recount the stories of his really bad first dates, those hook-ups with weirdness he had before meeting Jen. This is a guy who had an AIDS test before ever having sex, just to reassure and please a potential score. He's the clown who after the first time thought "Why did I wait this long?" His second thought after the first time was "That was quick."

Of all the wackos he spends time with, Devin was especially crazy. Although she said she was fine with it, her upbringing was likely the reason for most of the craziness.

Her mom and grandma had been murdered in separate, unrelated incidents and she was raised by her sex-addicted father in a trailer park. Among the women he'd bring back to the trailer were Devin's teachers and moms of her friends. Devin, as a result, says she has a hard time getting physical with anyone. It took over a year for her to have sex with the guy she dated before meeting Lance.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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By a guy who clearly has some dating fiascos, and a sense of humor so we can be let in on the fun.

In his intro he describes a girl with cocaine under her pillow, a cutter, a bulemic and one who expected him to fight a guy...and yet these were not the stories featured! He had better ones. Some of the 'crazy' has a streak of sad underneath--that people are how they are--but the storytelling is what makes it a good read. Very enjoyable with a few insightful comments thrown in for good measure.

A nice, short, diverting read--Recommended!

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed Out Loud! July 19, 2011
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"Crazy Girls" makes you laugh out loud and breaks your heart at the same time. Max Lance is both naively funny and wickedly insightful as he travels the terrorfying world of relationships looking for love, sex or a second date. His uncensored point of view is hilarious! Loved it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars quick read
This was a short book that is really easy to read. Had some funny parts and also parts that made you cringe too.
Published 3 months ago by whichway88
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Sounds like it is written by a frustrated bacheler I would not recommend this book to anyone
Published 4 months ago by Kay Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
It was ok for a quick read. The stories were cute but nothing that made me laugh out loud. It was perfect for a boring day at work.
Published 5 months ago by amy bleier
4.0 out of 5 stars cool and funny
I have to say.. a good collection of funny, cool and interesting stories. This book kept me interested from the beginning till the end.
Published 7 months ago by Victor Rojco
5.0 out of 5 stars funny but true!
Funny, entertaining but true lol.
I read this but twice and love it! Will recommend to friends, it is very entertaining.
Published 7 months ago by Tetty
2.0 out of 5 stars Quick read
If you want to kill a few minutes and laugh a couple of times. Then is the one for you. It's not much of a book, it's more like a long magazine article.
Published 12 months ago by Sharon Cassar Laudi
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good
Not very interesting, the ending sucks and story is pointless. I would not recommend this story to any of my friends, it was just boring
Published 12 months ago by crazy girls
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok...
Eh. Not as compelling as I had hoped. These sound like your average run of the mill dates.
Written well, but was hoping for more. Ad only took me like an hour to read.
Published 14 months ago by Kelly
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I was expecting a book about the number of outlandish, crazy things, this man has put up with for women. Instead, I got a book where a grown man complains about a few of his exes. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ellenbee
1.0 out of 5 stars Rather dumb.
Wasted money. Nothing of substance. Should have saved my money. Not even funny or cleverly written. No more fluff pieces.
Published 18 months ago by SJ Smith
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