I remember a time not so terribly long ago when I mourned being single and having no prospects at the time. I wish I had this book at the time. I might have led me to appreciate my single status a lot more. Things could always, always be worse.
In Have I Got a Guy for You, Strauss has compiled a collection of personal essays that reflect upon those times when a mother tries to push her daughter down the aisle one date at a time. If these stories are any indication, mothers who take personally their daughter’s lack of a marriage license would do better to employ reverse psychology. Maternal choices made in this frame of mind are not rational and might just send a good Jewish daughter screaming toward the closest convent.
I read this book over several weeks, one story at a time as the desire hit me. I also read stories somewhat randomly to get a little variety. Reading it this way really helped me enjoy it. Had I read them continuously, it would have been too much for me. This is true of most compilations and does not necessarily take away from this book.
Have I Got a Guy for You would make a great gift for a college age woman or young professional. It might even be more perfect to give to a married woman who’s starting to think that the single life was better. Just reading Aury Wallington’s experiences on her date with a role playing-obsessed dentist who tricked her into attending a D&D convention while wearing a too-tight costume (size suggested by mother) will make most women fall right back in love with their husbands, belching and all.
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