Here Comes Your Man

Here Comes Your Man

by Derek Gentry

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Overview

Meet Garrett: 30-year-old computer geek, master of irrational optimism, and serial-kisser of women who (it turns out) don't like him that way. After three blurry years of business travel and inadvertent celibacy, Garrett is so ready for a serious relationship that he's a little bit dangerous.

Inspired by a romantic near-miss on a flight home to Seattle, Garrett hurls himself into the deep end of the dating pool, determined to find happiness no matter how miserable it makes him. Too bad the women he falls for don't share his sense of urgency: Froot Loop sculptress April worries she's warping his personality, cynical attorney Corinne suspects he likes her too much, and upstairs neighbor Meryl just wants to be friends.

Garrett refuses to give up though... well, at least until he does. But sometimes, after you've finally abandoned hope, you find that someone else hasn't given up on you.

"With wit, heart and intelligence, Derek Gentry's Here Comes Your Man reminds readers that you never know what is around the next corner or on the next page. Those who enjoy Nick Hornby will devour this book."
-Eileen Cook, author of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982645505
Publisher: Hysterical Publishing
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Here Comes Your Man 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
byroade on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A solid, well-written, and funny romantic comedy from the man's point of view. Written with such a great sense of place that I kept wondering if there was some part of Derek's life when he lived in Seattle that I'd forgotten about. I was in agony at the end to see if things would work out--it kept seeing like it could go either way. It's nice to be kept in suspense. If you like Mike Gayle or Nick Hornby, you'll definitely enjoy it. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a fun read.
jkaustin02 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An absolutely WONDERFUL book! If I didn't know Derek was a guy, I'd swear it was written by a woman....he has such insight into the angst that we all go through in relationships. The angst that men suffer through also, but rarely admit to. No offense Derek with the "written by a woman" comment, but man, you are TUNED IN! This is a love story from a GUY'S point of view and Derek pulls it off like he's been writing these for years!Derek has told the tale of poor, poor Garrett (he's not financially poor, just relationship-poor)...in a funny, touching and revealing essay into the hearts and minds of men. In it's all-too-familiar litany of "just how the hell do we find a decent person to date?" and "how do we make it past the first few weeks?"....Garrett takes us through his journey to find someone....someone he can build a life with. But we also have to follow him through his "couchatonia" stage (haven't we all been there?) and just hope and pray he pulls out of it. By the end of the first chapter, you are rooting for Garrett and you continue to root for him the entire book. I highly recommend this book as an addition to your library, as a great beach read or even as a gift to any person (man or woman) who is romantically challenged....it just might give them the boost they are looking for. And if not, they'll certainly have a blast reading it!
samlives2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really cute book that was an absolute joy to read. Derek Gentry has done an excellent job of creating a realistic story. What stuck out to me the most was how real the characters were. I kept seeing a little of myself in all of his female characters, they were so easy to relate to. Garrett was one of the sweetest characters I've read about; he had my support from the beginning and never lost it.Definitely read this book, you'll love it, even if romance isn't your thing. (It's not mine)
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jkaustin02 More than 1 year ago
An absolutely WONDERFUL book! If I didn't know Derek was a guy, I'd swear it was written by a woman....he has such insight into the angst that we all go through in relationships. The angst that men suffer through also, but rarely admit to. No offense Derek with the "written by a woman" comment, but man, you are TUNED IN! This is a love story from a GUY'S point of view and Derek pulls it off like he's been writing these for years! Derek has told the tale of poor, poor Garrett (he's not financially poor, just relationship-poor)...in a funny, touching and revealing essay into the hearts and minds of men. In it's all-too-familiar litany of "just how the hell do we find a decent person to date?" and "how do we make it past the first few weeks?"....Garrett takes us through his journey to find someone....someone he can build a life with. But we also have to follow him through his "couchatonia" stage (haven't we all been there?) and just hope and pray he pulls out of it. By the end of the first chapter, you are rooting for Garrett and you continue to root for him the entire book. I highly recommend this book as an addition to your library, as a great beach read or even as a gift to any person (man or woman) who is romantically challenged....it just might give them the boost they are looking for. And if not, they'll certainly have a blast reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're not sure about Derek Gentry's writing style, check out his blog at www.DerekGentry.com. Both the blog and Here Comes Your Man are laugh-out-loud funny. It is a very real portrayal of intelligent, sensitive people. Looking forward to his next novel!
karengmay5 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was not the typical romantic novel. I thought it was a romantic comedy; and the first time I've read one that a male was the main character. It was interesting, insightful, and definitely enjoyable!