#Book Review: The Last Blind Date by Linda Yellin

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
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.

My Thoughts
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.


  1. Pricilla said...

    Wowzers. Sounds like your new favoritest book of the year!

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