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About Match Made in Manhattan
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (January 23, 2018)
After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic as she explores the New York City singles’ scene. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she’s dumped before the first kiss; on another, she dons full HAZMAT gear; she meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker, an undercover federal agent, and dozens of other colorful, captivating personalities.
Giving them each her signature “Pants Speech”—her pants aren’t coming off unless she has a real connection with someone—Alison desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love. But is that even possible in a world where it’s so easy to connect . . . and disconnect?
Written in a serial/episodic format with each chapter featuring a new man she meets online, Match Made in Manhattan is a fast-paced, contemporary story of empowerment, independence, and the struggles of dating in the digital age. Replete with online profiles, witty dialogue, e-mails, and texts, and a super-supportive group of female friends, this all-too-real and relatable novel offers probing (yet humorous) reflections on relationships and the individual choices we make.
- “A story that has all the makings of a blockbuster rom-com.” —Lara Spencer on “Good Morning America”
- “Stauffer has embodied what dating is like in the digital age: unexpected, fast-paced, and a journey of self-discovery.” —RT Book Reviews
- “There’s a depth to this book that is such a welcome surprise. Amanda’s writing pulls you in and takes you on the most satisfying journey.” —Amy Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of The Late Bloomer’s Revolution
Amanda Stauffer is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities and the author of Match Made in Manhattan, which was featured on “Good Morning America” and selected as a New York Post “must-read.” When she grew frustrated with New York City’s dating scene, Amanda headed to match .com. Her experiences provided her with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy memories, a few friends, and an abundance of material for a book or a career in comedy. Amanda is currently at work on her second novel.
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