September 26, 2022

To Venus and Back: One Man’s Quest to Rediscover Love

Turner Grant’s To Venus and Back is a memoir exploring a middle-aged man’s dating experience in the search for love.

With the heart of a country boy, Grant is a Harvard-educated, well-travelled architect who once ran for Congress and was versatile in the Washington D.C. world. After losing his wife of 20 years and finding […]


April 4, 2022

Love and Honour? Marriage for Peace

Centuries before Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet, Indian and Pakistani legends were filled with cautionary tales of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden romances led to their deaths. Sadly, such stories aren’t only ancient relics. In Love and Honour?: Marriage for Peace, Australian author David D.E. Evans demonstrates, with chilling precision, how the ostracism and murder of […]


March 1, 2021

No Blanks, No Pauses: A Path to Loving Self and Others

As chief equality and inclusion officer at Procter & Gamble, Shelly McNamara addresses many groups. No surprise, then, that her slim, polished memoir resembles a TED talk for readers. Her entertaining, inspiring stories about processing grief and overcoming prejudices are a testament of personal growth.

McNamara grew up outside Cleveland, the youngest of 15 children. […]


December 20, 2017

Cupid Hates Me: True Dating Tales of the Self-Proclaimed Sexy Ogre

The subtitle of Wedge Stevens’ book says it succinctly: This is a collection of dating tales by a man who sees himself as a likable lunk, something like a human version of the animated character Shrek.

Cupid Hates Me is a chronological rundown of Stevens’ hapless love life, starting with his earliest childhood […]


July 24, 2017

Hiding Boys in Bathrooms: A Decade of Dating Debacles

Giuliana Prada recalls her dating travails in her debut memoir, Hiding Boys in Bathrooms.

Prada, a self-described “poster child for someone who would attract and, yes, date dysfunctional males” chronicles her romantic mishaps throughout her evolution from a shy college freshman to a sociable school teacher in her 30s. She devotes a chapter to each […]