The Truth About Dating [NOOK Book]

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Lifelong introvert Quinn Malone was sick of spending her evenings at home, doing crossword puzzles and watching Jersey Shore. Successful, smart, and funny, 38-year old Quinn embarks on a quest to find a man, using blind dates, speed, and internet dating to get things moving.

Quinn overcomes her shyness to suffer through dates that are so bad, they’re funny (see the chapter on hunchbacks). With the help of good friends, she successfully ...
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Overview

Lifelong introvert Quinn Malone was sick of spending her evenings at home, doing crossword puzzles and watching Jersey Shore. Successful, smart, and funny, 38-year old Quinn embarks on a quest to find a man, using blind dates, speed, and internet dating to get things moving.

Quinn overcomes her shyness to suffer through dates that are so bad, they’re funny (see the chapter on hunchbacks). With the help of good friends, she successfully transitions through the seven stages of dating: excitement (I’ve still got it!); infatuation (he makes me feel beautiful); disappointment (he looks nothing like his online photo); anger (why is he online if he’s married?); fatigue (I can’t bear the thought of another date); depression (I’m going to grow old and die alone); and acceptance (dating: it is what it is). Through the triumphs and heartbreaks of dating, and of life in general, Quinn uncovers the resilient, dynamic person she’s always been. The question is, has Mr. Right been waiting in the wings all along?

The Truth About Dating is a full-length novel, approximately 120,000 words. This book has been edited to correct earlier proofreading errors. If you find an error on the May 2011 edition, contact the author via her blog and she will give you a free copy of her second book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011913051
  • Publisher: Julie Christensen
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 197,428
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

Julie Christensen is the author of Searching for Meredith Love and The Truth About Dating. A native New Yorker, she studied painting at Pratt Institute and worked briefly in advertising on Fifth Avenue before she realized that her "creative" job was sucking the life out of her soul. Julie worked as a live-in Au Pair in Brooklyn, taught preschool, and lived in Barcelona and New Mexico before finally going back to school to get her Masters in Audiology. She wrote Searching For Meredith Love while living in New Mexico. After graduation, Julie did her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota before moving to Omaha to work at a center for pediatric audiology. It was in Omaha that she discovered how hard dating is when you are an old thirty-something. She began writing about her horrible dates to amuse her single friends and make her married friends appreciate their husbands. The Truth About Dating is based on these experiences. Julie was introduced to her future husband by an acquaintance who, after reading a draft of The Truth About Dating, realized that she knew the perfect man for Julie. One blind date led to marriage less than a year later. They now have two children, ages 2 and 3. Julie continues to paint (juliechristensen.net) and write (julielivingthedream.blogspot.com). She is currently at work on her third novel, a mystery set in Brooklyn.
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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    I've always wanted to use the term "tour de force" in a title...

    ...and now I have. Although I would have to firmly plant my tongue in my cheek to call this book - or any book I like reading, for that matter - a "tour de force."

    All that said, this was my first e-book purchase and my first e-book "read". I enjoyed the book on a number of levels:

    First of all, the "core" story is that of a woman seeking a meaningful romantic relationship, and struggling with balancing the realities that trying to meet new people presents with the fantasies that you harbor from childhood, that prince charming is just going to magically sweep in on schedule. I totally related to the frustrations the main character encounters while trying to meet guys online and get friends to introduce her to potential dates. I have to confess, I also wondered if Ms. Christensen had already written the book I've had rolling around in the back of my head...

    Outside of the central story are several sub-plots involving life in general; life as an audiologist working as part of the staff at a large clinic, becoming a homeowner, acquiring a dog, etc.

    As a hearing-impaired person who has befriended both audiologists and grad students in speech therapy and audiology in the process of becoming an advocate for my own hearing improvement, I enjoyed the anecdotes about working with both hearing impaired patients _and_ their (often clueless) families.

    And I too have experienced the joys of adopting a dog that while full-grown was still essentially a rambunctious toddler. (Nothing quite like coming home from work to find a trail of spaghetti noodles, macaroni noodles, and uncooked rice leading to your dog headfirst in a bag of pancake mix, munching away...)

    So, reading this book was like spying on a parallel universe for me. I hope Ms. Christensen continues to write. I'd like to read a sequel to this book...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    good read

    The book gave readers a realistic look at dating at any age. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    Fun Read

    This book was a fun and quick read. It was easy to relate to and easy to follow the characters. If your looking for a deep story this one is not for you...if you need a beach read...it' s perfect!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2010

    FUNNY!

    I am always looking for funny books, I love older Janet Evanovich books because they make me laugh out loud. When a book jacket says funny I usually will give it a shot, but I am often disappointed. When this book opens and the writer is obsessing on a cute guy something happens (I don't want to ruin anything) but I laughed (loudly) out loud. This is a great, relevant story, but as a great bonus you will find yourself smiling throughout. Enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2010

    got it for free, and read it strait through in a day

    I down loaded it cuz it was free, and I loved it so much. It's so funny and it's so true. She's bluntly honest, with a kind heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    I'm Reading it Again!

    I enjoyed this book so much that I'm re-reading it (which I never do). It's so funny, but not so much that it's not believable. You really care about the character and while it's entertaining to hear about the ridiculous guys she meets, you want just one of them to be perfect for her. I highly recommend this book and obviously women will like it, but I think men, especially those who have struggled to find someone compatible, will also enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Great Read!

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book since I had never heard of the author, and I've been fooled before into thinking some books were going to be good. However, I love reading dating stories and those that talk about dates gone bad so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I thought this book was wonderful. I completely identified with the main character and found myself rooting for her throughout the book. I started to notice that when I came home every day from work, I was looking forward to reading more of the story. It was definitely one of those 'curl up in front of the fire with hot chocolate' kind of books. I was sad to see it end, but also didn't walk away unfulfilled like many other books out there leave me.

    I like getting to know characters, because even though they are just in a story, a well-thought out character can become my friend too as I read about them and go through their lives with them. I felt like this main character was one of the people I hang out with, and reading this story made me want to help her find a man but also at the same time made me glad that I'm not single.

    I would highly recommend this book for people that like reading dating stories, and also for those that have forgotten how miserable the single life can sometimes be. You'll find yourself following the main character through her stories and comparing them to your own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Dont waste your time

    The main character is insufferable. The book drags on with neither situational climax or satisfying conclusion. Terrible book trying to fit into a usually light and fun genre/subject matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Fun read. Many laughs. Introduction into today's dating games.

    Fun read. Many laughs. Introduction into today's dating games. Author has a style of her own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Cute.

    Good read for a vacation or relaxing on the beach. Liked the ending.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

    funny

    the story telling is pretty funny with accurate portrayal of dating challenges.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Loved it!

    Great read

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    funny but true

    this was a good read.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Awesome

    I think this book is phenomenal. It is really good, If you want to read a romance noval tis is what you SOULD read this.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

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    Totally relatable but writing is just ok

    As I was reading this book I couldn't help feel sad. Sad for myself, that is, because I went through (am going through) everything Quinn was talking about in yhe book. For thst, I enjoyed the book because the authir described her dating experiences in such excruciating detail that it resounded my own experiences. However, I felt at times the story dragged and some parts were unnecessary. But overall it was an easy and amusing read.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Great read!

    I loved this book! It was funny and the story line was very interesting and totally relatable. I didn't want it to end. Though the ending wasn't a typical happy ending, it made the story that more believable, because life doesn't always have a happy ending. The message was still a positive one.Definitely worth the read, especially for the price.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    an absolute "must read" book

    whether you are single, married, in your 20's, 30's, 40's, etc...this book is well worth the read especially at it's minimal cost....I am going to see what else Julie has written and move on to that!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    Not worth the time!

    The main character was so unlikeable. She called herself a "liberal" but was judgmental of anyone who didn't share her opinion. The book seemed long and drawn out. Also, after spending all my time reading this book I was left with an ending that was a real let down. I paid $1.00 for this book, but it wasn't even worth that amount. You get what you pay for...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    not bad, not great

    I found the book to be ok. The main character tells us she is liberal over and over again but she is the most close minded person in the whole book. Since it was short and cheap, I don't regret it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    good read but a bit long

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