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Have I Got a Guy for You: What Really Happens When Mom Fixes You Up    by Alix Strauss order for
Have I Got a Guy for You
by Alix Strauss
Order:  USA  Can
Polka Dot Press, 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Leslie McKee

If you have ever been the victim of a bad blind date, then this book is for you. It contains twenty-six personal essays designed to vent and share the misfortunes associated with blind dates (specifically those that were orchestrated by your mother!)

We're told that mothers tend to be a 'mixture of good intentions, well meaning and optimistic naivete.' They desire to turn Mr. Oh-So-Wrong into Mr. Right. However, the best laid plans do not always go as intended. Take the mother who wrote letters to Gelman (the producer of Live with Regis & Kelly) to encourage him to date her daughter. Or the mother who set her daughter up with their mailman, only to have his sister hit on her! There's the woman who endured five hours at a Dungeons and Dragons convention and one whose date wanted a threesome at a Japanese bar!

These tales weave their way through the wacky world of dating and prove that the old adage 'Misery loves company' is true.

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