You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

by Laurie Graff
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You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff

Tales from the dating pond.

"It only takes one."

"There are a lot of other fish in the sea."

"Every pot has a cover."

"When it's your time, it will just happen."


Karrie Kline had heard it all. But her search for the perfect man had never been all that pressing until her laugh lines became more noticeable, she attended one too many bridal showers and woke up next to far too many never-gonna-commit men. Suddenly, she realized that finding someone to love (and who actually loved her back) was important. Karrie wanted more. But knowing what she wanted, and actually getting what she wanted . . . well, that was a lot to think about.

Through her wry, witty and sometimes wrenching recollections, join Karrie as she looks back at over fifteen years of dating vignettes involving disastrous fix-ups, strange chance encounters and missed opportunities. From the shortest date in Manhattan history, to Mr. FamousHollywoodTelevisonActor who was more bark than bite, these are tales for every woman — whether she's found her Prince Charming, or her lips are incredibly chapped from kissing her own share of frogs.

New York City actress Laurie Graff has dated her share of amphibians and may (or may not) have used them as a basis for her first novel. She swears no frogs have been harmed during the writing of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373250462
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

New York City writer/actress, Laurie Graff, is the author of You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs, Looking for Mr. Goodfrog and The Shiksa Syndrome. Laurie admits to having dated her share of amphibians, but swears no frogs have been harmed during the writing of her books. She lives in New York City.

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You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Romy0 More than 1 year ago
"It is very rare when an author can be as movingly real and yet as acerbically funny - and spot on honest - as Laurie Graff in "You have to kiss alot of frogs." This book made me laugh, cry and truly identify with its heroine. What a valentine of a book! If you want "Bridget Jones's Diary" but with a real NYC edge and even more chutspa and heart, Laurie Graff will take you on a fun and brutally honest journey NYC style."
GaryNaples More than 1 year ago
This book is SO funny and enjoyable. I had to read it, cover-to-cover in a single sitting because I could not put it down. Laurie Graff creates characters who become your close friend and family member, so the experience is totally intimate. I love the twist and turns that the characters travel- and taking me along with them for the experience. I had to read all of Laurie Graff's other books, because her writer voice speaks to me with such familiarity. I couldn't ask for more pleasurable reading experience. If you've read Nora Ephron's stories, then you will definitely be a member of the Laurie Graff Fan Club.
SMHNYC More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Summer Beach Book! But be careful, you might get sunburnt because it's hard to put down! Whether you're sitting by the ocean or Karrie's enormous dating pond, you'll definitely enjoy the new adventures of actress-turned-dating-expert, Karrie Kline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book the first time around, and am excited for all those who didn't catch it then to have the chance to dive into the dating pond and get to know Karrie, her friends, her family and her frogs! Wit, wisdom, laughter and a few tears it's guaranteed up with a book you won't put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Graff is one of my favorite authors! This is a perfect read--not only does it encapsulate all that single women struggle with in the dating world, but it does so in a poignant and and light-hearted way. Karrie is a woman that I think we can all commiserate with and relate to. And the fact that despite these many frogs, she still remains positive and recalls the stories with wit and humor makes the entire book an enjoyable one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was smart and funny and I really related to Carri's life. I read it in one sitting! Any woman who is single or was single will identify with and enjoy all the hilarious dating anecdotes.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Since I am from Queens, NY, I was able to relate to the places and events mentioned here. I can also relate to the trials and tribulations the main character was going through to find the "right" guy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book about 3yrs ago or so and finished it last year. I absolutely loved it. Yes, it took a while to finish it but Id read it again in a heart beat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very good. I just loved reading about all of the quirky men that she encountered on her way to a meaningful relationship. The book is lighthearted and I must admit, I did laugh out loud in a few places.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I began reading this book this spring and just finished it yesterday. This is the longest time I have taken to read a book. I felt as though the main character kept on dating the same guy (loser, has a fear of loving) but they just had a different name. Also, this book had no real ending, it kinda just ended. I was really disappointed with this book. If I love a book, I will read it again, but once was a enough for this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know, the authors writing style was fine, nothing wrong with that. The concept of the book, a 45 year old woman making it on her own in life, nothing wrong with that. I had absolutely no problem with the fact that she didn't 'get the guy'. However it was way too long. I almost skimmed ahead to the last page, something I'd never done before. It was like reading a text book after a while. If you've heard about one bad date you've heard about them all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the cover of this book. Really cute and grabbed my attention. The concept is good, but it went on and on - without much new that we haven't heard before. The other books in the Red Dress Ink family have more interesting stories - this compendium just doesn't stand out. Another book with the same theme that is shorter and funnier is Never Kiss a Frog.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine bought this book for me. I have read many books in the 'chic lit category' and loved the title of the book. When I started reading the first chapter, I thought to myself, wow, this seems like a long book. About two hundred pages from the finish, I started to realize how true my thought was. It's hard to believe that someone who wasn't really looking for a relationship and was married to her career was so needy with men. I found it interesting and somewhat sad that she need validation from men to find happiness. She should have stopped dating and started therapy. I was also surprised that she had no real friends. She should have spent more time with her friends and less with the guys she was dating. Overall, this book was okay but not great.