Yesterdates is a collection of hilarious, heartwarming, and all-too-relatable tales of a single twenty-something, hopelessly in love with the idea of finding Mr. Right. Based on Scott De Buitléir’s gay dating column in the now-defunct Polari magazine, Yesterdates gives a light-hearted and honest account of various dating disasters, from bizarre cat impersonators to flirtatious baristas, with some sweet moments of young love and self-discovery along the way. In his third book, Scott completes the journey to find love with a final chapter to prove that even taking a chance on a ‘practice date’ could end up to become true love.
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About the Author
Scott De Buitléir is an author and poet from Dublin, Ireland. Born in London to Irish parents, Scott quickly developed a passion for both writing and languages, becoming fluent in Irish Gaelic from a young age, and graduated from University College Dublin having studied Celtic languages.
Writing poetry in both English and Irish since his teens, Scott's solo literary début was in 2017 with the release of the bilingual collection, Fás | Growth. The following year, he published The Irish Outlander, a partly autobiographical account of how the Irish diaspora continue to connect and relate with their homeland while abroad. In 2018, Scott released Yesterdates, a revised collection of his dating and relationship stories from his column in the British LGBTQ magazine, Polari. In 2020, two new works are due for release; a novella titled Forgiving Jake, and Scott's second bilingual poetry collection, Elysium / Párthas.
Today, Scott lives in Cork city with his partner, Stephen. He regularly travels between Dublin and Cork, as well as regular visits to San Francisco.