- File Size: 673 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Publisher: Mill City Press (April 8, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 8, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00VUEDFFW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,394,490 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author is very well travelled, she has been married, and she dates a lot. This book is like a running commentary of her dating life, complete with all the guys she has met. This is where the title of the book, Nicknames, comes in. Most of her dates receive nicknames, and some of these are almost as hilarious as the dating tales themselves.
For someone so young she has certainly gone on a lot of dates. I would love to read far more from the author about her efforts to find love.
A hilarious read which I highly recommend.
Mary makes up Nicknames for each of her potential suitors and if they got a Nickname they are likely a brick short of a full wall (if not missing an entire section). I found this funny because I do this with people in my everyday life, not intentionally but I have a hard time with names so upon meeting you I end up picking something out that stuck with me and ‘voila’ you are now ‘Pumpkin Patch Stripper’. (that’s a whole other story, that thanks to Hippa, I may never be able to tell…)
I gave this book 4.5 coffees.
Anywho, Mary seriously has some crazy, tragic, scary and funny dating experiences. I always suspected the world was more crazy than normal and this book sealed the deal. Mary appears to be one of the only ‘normal’ people in the book. One thing about this book is that Mary’s personality shines through. I felt like we were friends because we both have that positive energy no matter what our surroundings and generally there is always something to laugh at no matter how uncomfortable you may be.
I wonder how many dates Mary went on before she though… ‘Sweet Jesus let me write a book about all these nut cases and hope they read their section and decide to lay low to keep from appearing in many people’s memoirs. (or make the news… we all know the news picks out the craziest person on scene and interviews them) One thing I will say… Mary, you are an adventurous girl… you date 2 times a week?! AAHHH after 2 of those dates I’d be like… screw it, I’d rather be alone. lol
What I Loved:
-Seriously I just loved each ‘Nicknames’ story… there were times I forgot I was reading actual happenings of a date and after laughing my arse off I immediately thought… oooohhh, poor Mary!
-I love that I didn’t live in New York when I was hunting for a potential mate… (I don’t know if meeting in High School counts as hunting?)
-I loved the actual texts and emails she added to some stories, as if to really drive home just how loony that particular Nickname was.
-I’ll never watch another dating commercial the same way… although she missed the dating site that I always love watching commercials for… FarmersOnly.com – I bet that place could drum up some interesting stories! lol
What I didn’t Love:
-I found myself at times skipping through spots that didn’t hold my attention but they were far and few in between.
-I wish Mary already had found her Prince Charming and was living happily ever after. But maybe in the next book she will be…
What I thought of the Cover:
-Super cute cover! I think it’s fitting for the light heartedness of this book.
I’m so glad I read this book. It’s the first of its kind I’ve read and I loved it! Very addicting right from her huge Turkish wedding all the way to her advice at the end. I can definitely see this being a great book for those dating to see that the freaks aren’t only after them… they’re everywhere. (It’s almost like ‘I see dumb people..’
I read this book in 1 night, I just couldn’t put it down, it was fun and funny and while I felt bad for poor Mary meeting ass after ass in the city, she always kept a great attitude even when scared for her life. I think her personality is what really made this book amazing, because there aren’t a lot of those positive people in the world anymore.
You should buy it and read it, even if you’re not dating… it’ll make you thankful that you’re not. LOL
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This book. I literally laughed so hard I had to put it down a few times to wipe the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.
We've all been there.
Looking for Mr. Right in a sea full of Mr. Wrong's.
Mary married young and found herself divorced not long after. This book is about her life in the dating pool - in Manhattan, of all places! - post-divorce. Memorable and sad-if-it-wasn't-so-funny, "Nicknames" kept me up late finishing this book. I always had the impression that dating in NYC would be full of excitement - lights, bustling streets, new adventures everyday, so many places to go and see! But I guess a big part of that enjoyment has to do with the company you're with. This memoir reminds me that men are all the same - just with different circumstances and addresses (Manhattan or Atlanta - some are still just clueless regardless of where they live).
If you've ever had a bad date (or a dozen), do yourself a favor. Read this. I promise you, it will make you feel like maybe your bad dates weren't quite as bad as they could have been; or then again, maybe they were. If that's the case, "Nicknames" will want to make you fist-bump every other single woman you encounter and give her that "I feel ya, sister" supportive look that only girlfriends understand.
I was laughing so much with this book, I could only imagine some of these dates! I was totally speechless!
One thing is for sure, I would NEVER want to be dating in Manhattan! I couldn't take all this rejection, the drama, the lying, and the all out craziness of some of these men! WOW! My hat goes off to you Mary! I would need several bottles of wine after all that mess!
With her life of travel and a full-time job, I don't know how she had time to go on so many dates! I am beat at the end of the day and I want to do is relax, although I also have three children and a kitten...that may have something to do with it as well!
It is one adventure, to say the least, after another for Mary! She has given each one of the them a nickname to try to save them a little face, but I think the guilty know who they are! Word to the wise men of Manhattan, be on your best behavior (not that you shouldn't anyway, geesh) you never know who you are truly dating and you may end up in an amazing tell all dating in Manhattan story! HAHA
I would honestly say that James Bond was my favorite stories, but there were so many it's hard to choose!
Aside from all the dating escapades, you will also take away some great dating advice! She has tips that you may never have thought of, and others that you will truly find to be laugh out load funny!