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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Resurgam Publishing (January 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615430406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615430409
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,556,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anne was born in Lexington, Virginia, and graduated from Hollins University. She worked for many years in marketing. Her divorce was final the day she turned 52. She has been re-examining life and love ever since. When she is not traveling the world she is at home in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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Anne is a wonderful writer - down to earth, honest, and funny.
Juliette
In other words, "Matchless" is a delightful read and I highly recommend it to all of my brothers, single or married!
Lawson Deaton
Painful at times, but rings so true on what it is really like dating in the on line age.
Katysc

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By pax on January 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
Matchless is a funny, honest memoir of a 50-something woman facing a challenging time in her life: divorce followed by re-entering the "dating world". Technology has changed everything, and dating is no exception, with online services becoming the most common (but not necessarily preferred) method of meeting others. Anne Coleman uses humor, clever pseudonyms, and anecdotes to make this a tale for all to read. She makes no attempt to hide the warts; in this case, the warts are mostly men. Her honest reflections on her marriage and her family are a pleasure, precisely because they are honest.

While she clearly wrote this book for women, she has (perhaps accidentally) created a marvelous teaching tool for men. Yes, fellow guys, we can learn something from her stops and starts in relationship-building. No, I don't mean that we can learn how to write a better online profile. Rather, while enjoying the humor, we can learn something about ourselves and about the "fair sex". And we can also admit, as the author shows, that we know very little about women, and even less about relationships.

There are regrets without self-pity, reminding us that we all have regrets, so why not use those experiences to learn, grow, laugh, and love?

Women may read this book to commiserate, or to laugh, but I urge men to read this book for instruction, or at least for reflection. You won't regret it, and maybe the women in your life will thank you for it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Katysc on January 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved it! Painful at times, but rings so true on what it is really like dating in the on line age. Being over 50 myself I can see some of the dates I've had, and laughed. I hear about so many others meeting the man of their dreams through on line dating, but I wonder where they are? Funny, sad and true. loved this author
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By zard on January 16, 2011
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While I have not experienced the "thrill" of online dating post-divorce, I can and did relate to the very human experience Anne Coleman has shared in this very cleverly written, wise memoir. She's brave. She knows what she wants, and she goes for it. Coleman puts her story out there and draws us in to share in her disappointments through her warmth, candor and--ultimately--her laughter. Her well crafted book is a good read, and it will be a good friend to the lonely person struggling to reinvent herself, or himself, at a certain age.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Connie M. Montana on January 22, 2011
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Anne Coleman offers us a frank, witty, and thoughtful view on love, loneliness, and the importance of being able to laugh at ourselves in Matchless. A brave, insightful view of her journey and a personal reflection that all women (and men) can relate to. At times painful and hysterical, you will live alongside her as she shares her difficult divorce and the inevitable shock and disbelief at the online dating scene after having a companion all those years. I empathized with every word - having divorced and started dating again after being wed with children. It is a fun read too -- peppered with drink recipes and diva recommendations for how to pick yourself up and move on with the help of your best friends, your own courage, and the resolve we all find from within. Even my 18-year old daughter read and loved the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pixie Girl on September 18, 2012
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I picked up this book because I was trying to get myself motivated to going back online again. I am the same age as the author was when she tried online dating. I truly related to the book - laughed and thought, "Yup - looks like it doesn't matter what state you are in - the story is the same". The transition that she went through is very similar to what I am going through now - the realization that - I deserve better than what's out there online - we all do. I've been debating to go out there again since May - it's now mid-September and I just don't have the stomach for it. So - what the book did for me was to confirm that I needed to stay off the dating sites. I'm much happier not getting on that merry go round!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clare Geleta on January 29, 2011
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I am fortunate to know the author of Matchless and was thrilled to hear that she had finished her book. I sat down to read and could not put the book down. The stories that she tells are so true and really let the reader see inside the world of dating online. I highly recommend this book!
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