Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.00
  • Save: $1.17 (8%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In stock on June 4, 2016.
Order it now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Dear Future Boyfriend has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Unread copy in perfect condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Dear Future Boyfriend Paperback – May 15, 2011

3.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.83
$8.78 $10.16

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$13.83 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In stock on June 4, 2016. Order it now. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Dear Future Boyfriend
  • +
  • The Year of No Mistakes
  • +
  • Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls
Total price: $40.06
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a dizzying dervish of a poet, an astounding talent, a deft lyricist whose patented take on this dopey world is dazzling in its originality. Everything she encounters is fair game, and she jolts us into unexpected, delightful recognition." -- Patricia Smith, Blood Dazzle

"Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a flash flood of uppercut quotes. Reading her work tempts me to lean over to the people next to me, and say, "Hey, you gotta see this.” Do not miss the opportunity to absorb this woman's work, page or stage." -- Buddy Wakefield, Live for a Living

About the Author

NYC-based Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the founder and host of the three-time National Poetry Slam Championship venue, NYC-Urbana. Cristin has published five books of poetry and Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam - a Washington Post Notable Book on Exploring Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendencies and Rattle. This touring poet-diva has performed the Sydney Opera House in Australia and The Drums Inside Your Chest in LA and is currently the 2010-2011 ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 77%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing; Second edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935904701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935904700
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Claudia L. Tonsul on February 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book several years ago and I have yet to put it down. I still turn to it for some inspiration or a papery shoulder to cry on. The poems contained herein are not only relevant but honestly and beautifully written. Very easy to read and immensely entertaining. I laughed, I cried, and learned to respect lawn ornaments. :D I loved it!
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a poet I had not read before. I chose her because I trusted the works published by Write Bloody Book and I prefer women poets. I picked two of her books 'Everything is Every Thing' and 'Dear Future Boyfriend.' Each book blew me away. She has a gift of seeing things and then translating them into poetic form with a humorous, yet biting tongue that makes each poem captivating. I read these two book on back to back days, cover to cover. I have since went on to purchase her three other poetry titles and I am waiting for them to arrive. I read a ton of poetry and no one has excited me like this in years.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Aptowicz kept popping up on my recommended list, so I was looking forward to reading this and getting hooked and continuing to buy the rest of her collection... that won't be happening. There are a couple of gems in here and a handful of well-put together lines that stand out, but overall the work comes off as bland and immature.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I picked this book up while substitute teaching in an inner-city high school. I was looking for poetry that kids who knew maybe nothing about poetry (especially contemporary poetry) could relate to and appreciate. Flipping through "Dear Future Boyfriend" in a Barnes and Noble, I thought it might just work. But I had no idea the first 15 year old girl I showed it to would read it cover to cover, entranced, and ask for more.

This is by no means just a book for young adults, but I think that story speaks to how accessible Aptowicz makes poetry. Her intelligence and honesty, combined with the brevity of many of her poems in this collection, turn her from author into confidante. You feel while reading that she is the best friend you always so needed in high school or college, the one who really understood what you were feeling and could articulate it in a way that made you feel less alone.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The poems in this book run the gamut from rueful to hilarious. My favorite is the heartfelt "Mother" which explains why the auther insists on using her middle name professionally. A sweet tribute to the sacrifices made by a woman of another generaton.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?