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31 Dates in 31 Days Paperback – September 27, 2011
"Through this fun experiment, Tamara gives every girl out there hope: do something different and something different will happen!" - Kimberlee Auerbach, author, The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life in Tarot
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"31 Dates takes you from being chosen to being the chooser, from feeling rejected to doing the rejecting, and from loneliness to love. It's a must-read for any woman who has told all of her friends that she's swearing off men but who can't seem to swear them off for good." - Alisa Bowman, author, Project: Happily Ever After
"This tale is much more than a dating marathon, it's a story about picking yourself up and getting on with your life when it would be easier to sit on the couch with a bucket of bon-bons. This is a daring adventure... with and ending that delights." -Anna Mitchael, author, Just Don't Call Me Ma'am
"When Johnson challenged herself to go on 31 Dates in 31 Days, she didn't realize that it would end up being an act of radical self-love. Her journey proves the ultimate truth that you have to love yourself before you can find and have great love." - Christine Arylo, author of Madly in Love with ME and Choosing ME Before WE
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There is something terrifying and thrilling about going out with a complete or near stranger for the first time. You never quite know what you are going to get. Will it be boring or uncomfortable? Will we have anything to talk about? Will we have any common interests? Will I feel self-conscious, or will he put me at ease. Will something happen where I make a fool of myself or will I make a good first impression? Will he be someone I don't even want to spend the evening with, or will I want to spend the rest of my life with him? Will he like me? Do I want him to like me?
As Tamara embarks on this dating project, she hopes that she can figure out what she has been doing wrong. Now she has 31 opportunities to relearn how to date. The task is both physically and emotionally difficult, but as she takes the time open up, reserve judgment, and look for the best in each man, she learns to respect, appreciate, and many times, really connect with them. She mostly learns about herself, and how to have hope for the future.
I couldn't wait to start each chapter to read about her next dating adventure in New York City. Would it be terrible or thrilling?
In this charming book, the author takes you down the road of her past, failed relationships. It begins with another break up and her sense of helplessness, and a pathetic desire to make a bad relationship work just to be in it. She wants to give up on men, but the reader can tell that she is really tempted to give up on herself.
Instead, encouraged by her girlfriends, she embarks on a self-made dating boot camp project to learn how to be a better dater. In the process, she finds that every guy out there has something wonderful to offer-- but more importantly, she learns her own worth. As she uncovers tidbits of wisdom in each date about love and life, she shares them with us.
This book is great for the single girl who wants to change her life, for the married girl who loves romance, for the man who wants to understand what women want. Tamara Duricka Johnson is funny, self-deprecating, blatantly honest and so endearing. You will find yourself rooting for her, and perhaps for one (or four) of her dates along the way. Who will she choose for a second date? You've got to read to find out!
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The reveal halfway through the book that the author was a Mormon was a pleasant surprise.Read more
Very wholesome and entertaining! I recommend it!