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Rescue Me, He's Wearing a Moose Hat: And 40 Other Dates after 50 Paperback – October 28, 2005

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Widowed at 51 after 26 happily married years, Halperin, who owns a production company in California, bought a dog and swore to remain true to the memory of her late husband. Her resolve lasted until a friend fixed her up on a blind date less than a year later. It wasn't a whopping success, and neither were most of the next three dozen or so dates she recalls in this memoir–cum-advice book, but they are entertaining and even enlightening. Having decided she wanted to meet another man, Halperin turned to Internet dating services, personal ads and chance meetings at weddings and in chat rooms. On AOL Love Connections, she meets David, a multimillionaire who turns out to be her late husband's cousin, not to mention an overweight cheapskate. She pays a matchmaking service $5,000 and then learns of its practice of giving complimentary membership to "certain very eligible bachelors." Even when the men she meets fail to emerge as keepers, Halperin takes away a lesson about herself or human nature. Her conclusion that the dating world is a jungle isn't breaking news, and she has an occasional tendency to be corny or crude, but fellow daters will appreciate her engaging blend of humor and honesty. (Nov.)
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About the Author

Sherry Halperin runs her own production company, SLH Productions, and has produced music concerts and ballets across the United States. Prior to that, Halperin had her hand at Hollywood for more than 30 years, where she worked as an agent, film distributor, and on many television shows as a writer, director, and producer.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press; Reprint edition (October 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580050689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580050685
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,636,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a hilarious read into a 50-something's return to the world of dating, the latest derring do's and don'ts of the mature singles scene. It is a laugh out loud experience for all women going the travails of having, losing,or imagining what it means to have middle-aged sex appeal and if the youth-at -all-costs philosophy will keep us warmly snuggled into old age. Highly recommend for fun reading.
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A fun way to look at the human condition that seeks out romantic love and courtship in the New World Order of the Internet. The book keeps it real about dating, getting over yourself, and laughing about life's (mis)adventures. Keep loving and learning to all who read it!
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By Jill W. on November 5, 2005
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OMG! I'm still laughing! I can imagine myself getting stuck in the dating situations Sherry describes and not being able to find my way out! I was delighted to read about how to cut a date off at the knees the minute you know you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. She's always polite and kind, too. I only wish I knew then (when I was dating) what I learned from this book! Well, if it ever becomes an issue, I now have my User's Guide. Excellent read. Excellent re-read, too.
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Sherry Halperin's adventures in the world of mid-life dating, always insightful and humorous. Meet the men she dated in her bold reach for romance. Joyful and sad; honest and fair.
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By Ricki on November 14, 2005
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In Rescue Me, Sherry Halperin recounts her dating fiascos with both humor and passion. A lust for life...or is it just lust...drives Sherry's quest to once again be a couple. Read it. Learn from it! Her journey and tips may save you hundreds of wasted hours and dollars!!!
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Rescue Me - the book is hilarious! I laughed through the entire book. I especially loved the summery at the end of each chapter and the humorous way she puts "what she learned" from each date. Read it as fast I could and then bought it for many of my friends. Any woman who has ever been divorced, is single or widowed will relate. Actually it would be good if GUYS would read the book too - it would help THEM realize a few major things about what they could, or shouldn't do on a date. I think I"ll buy it for my single guy friends now! Read it. Honest - it's hysterical.
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I am under 50 and still found your story to mirror mine and many of my friends. I can relate to all the highs and lows, the anticipation and then the disappointment. Thak you for sharing your experiences with us, its comforting to know we're all together in living.
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Sherry Halperin writes (with great wit), about her dating angst over a span of ten years after losing her much loved husband at an early age. The variety and number of LOSER's that she runs into during that period of time is sobering though. The odds are stacked very much in favor of men as we get older. There are lots of bright articulate, attractive women to go around, but their male counterparts are few in number. I am passing this book around to all my single girlfriends who agree, dating after 50 can be hazardous to your mental health. It's far better to surround yourself with good friends than to look for Mr. Right. Mr. Right at this age has a far greater chance of being Mr. Wrong! But for all those men out there, with bald pates, potbellies, and marginal personalities..the world is your oyster! M. Schmit Phoenix AZ
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