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I Still Want Fireworks: A Single-at-60's Odyssey Through Life, Love & Online Dating
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"I Still Want Fireworks: A Single-at-60's Odyssey Through Life, Love & Online Dating by Judith Hill is a compelling memoir that takes readers on a rollicking ride down the path of online dating with the author, a well-published fiction writer. It all starts as a joke and the protagonist convinces herself that this could be the path of inspiration for her next book, a how-to for online dating. But it isn't long before she is pulled into a dizzying world where the line between reality and fantasy blurs. Follow her adventures as she meets and dates guys she finds online and as her mindset shifts Question: Can she meet in real life the men who are what they pretended to be in virtual space?
"I Still Want Fireworks is hands down my favorite book I've read this year. No, it's not curing cancer or creating world peace. But what it does is perfectly capture and demystify a subject that can be intimidating, uncomforatble, or even taboo for some people to discuss. . . I love how Ms. Hill so candidly relates her first-hand experiences-she is truly someone who has 'walked the walk,' but also does so with a very warm and funny literary style that is complete with humorous and realistic anecdotes and solid research. Honestly can't think of one thing I didn't like about this book, and I definitely think it should be required reading for anyone who is online dating or considering it in the future. (5 stars)
"Even though it has swiftly become ubiquitous, online dating is still a relatively new phenomenon . . . What, some might ask, is wrong with meeting people the old-fashioned way? Is it really possible to find true love online? These are questions Judith Hill's new memoir seeks to answer. I Still Want Fireworks is a week-by-week account of her adventures and misadventures in the world of online dating . . . and whether you find yourself laughing with her at her misfortune or sighing in commiseration (I did a little of both), this is a quick, delightful read . . . I've never read a memoir written as the events happen and at times it felt a little like reading a diary. Considering Judith put this out into the world to be published, though, it's pretty easy to not feel guilty about that. Besides, it's a funny and interesting diary . . .The best part about Judith writing the entries as they happen is that neither the reader nor she knows what will happen in the end. She grows through the book, and watching that growth, even over just six months, turns the book from being just a humorous piece poking fun at online dating to a work that perfectly straddles the line between funny and tender." 5 Stars
"Judith Hill had enough outrageous stories to tell after trying out online dating for six months that she could write a book. After Judith hung up her cyber search for a soulmate, she got out a pen and did exactly that. I Still Want Fireworks is Hill's very candid single-at-60 odyssey through life, love and online dating . . . Even though I can say with a great degree of certainty that I'm not going the online route, I have to admit that I thought this book was fun to read because it's humorous, a little saucy and opened my eyes to a whole other world . . . If you're looking for a fun beach or pool read this summer, go online--not to search for a soulmate, but to get the book!"
About the Author
Judith Hill is a former romance author turned flight attendant. Nowadays, when she is not crossing "the pond" to and from Frankfurt and Munich, she writes women's humor. Tackling subjects such as life in general -- and love, sex, men and intimacy in particular -- she is known worldwide for her unique blend of wit, sarcasm and research. Currently, her blog, singleat60sucks.com, is viewed in 104 countries. While her readers (women and men alike) call her "down to earth and amazingly funny," Judith prefers "irreverent and relevant." She has also been published on the web magazine, Kivo Daily. I Still Want Fireworks, her treatise about online dating, is her first foray into book-length non-fiction. The recipient of multiple 5 star reviews, Fireworks has earned unanimous praise as a must reader for anyone who has either online dated or who might be considering it.