Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Posted by Dina N
She is a Midwesterner hurt by marriage. He is a newly separated Manhattan dad. What did they have in common? A guest bed in the home of a mutual friend... until she lets herself get charmed by him. Over the telephone. The old-fashioned way.
In a sparkling, witty, and moving memoir, Linda Yellin tells the story of falling in love long distance and staying in love up close.
I LOVED this book. It's a memoir, a grown-up love story, and a humorous yet moving book written from the trenches of second chances and finding happily ever after. The Last Blind Date is hilarious, romantic, honest, self-deprecating, and real. Ms. Yellin writes about her own life in a way that makes truth better than fiction. She shares her experience with dating, long-distance romance, moving, step parenting, girlfriends, remodeling, dealing with aging parents - and I just could not put her book down.
When The Last Blind Date becomes a hit movie starring Meryl Streep or Susan Sarandon, I'll be that annoying person who tells everyone I read the book when it first came out, and it's soo much better than the movie - although Meryl / Susan deserves an Oscar for her role.
The Last Blind Date is Linda Yellin's second book. The first, Such a Lovely Couple, came out in 1991 and it's now available only as an ebook. I am definitely reading that one, too. Here's hoping that Ms. Yellin keeps writing and we don't have to wait 20 years for another excellent read.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.