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Dating Tips for the Unemployed

Label
Dating Tips for the Unemployed
Title
Dating Tips for the Unemployed
Statement of responsibility
Iris Smyles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the Believer's Best Books of the Year: One woman's journey through that awkward period between being born and dying. A modern odyssey about trying to find one's home in the world, this collection of wickedly funny and offbeat vignettes touches upon quantum physics; the Donner Party; arctic exploration; Greek mythology; Rocky I, II, V, IV, VI, and III respectively; and literary immortality. Dating Tips for the Unemployed "melds novel, autobiography, and all manner of asides as [the author] flails at art, love, and friendship with the wry intelligence of someone just wise enough to realize they have no idea what they're doing. A flat-out joy to read" (O, The Oprah Magazine). "In engaging episodes, Iris-the-character neurotically navigates dating in New York City, smokes pot on Greek islands with hapless lovers, drinks too much, deals with disapproving family, and eats a lot of cannoli. Smyles's surreal, lyrical voice elevates these everyday scenarios into the realm of the fantastic and absurd. Included in the book are hilariously stylized advertisements full of false promises, such as 'Health Secrets of the Roman Empire' and 'Have Your Portrait Painted By An Elephant!' all for a price. Smyles is sharp, melancholy, and wickedly funny. She is unafraid to reveal and revel in her character's flaws because it is what makes them so achingly, relatably human." —Interview "Something like a cocktail of Dorothy Parker, James Joyce, and Philip Roth iced, sweetened, and blended." —The Nervous Breakdown "Whimsy, satire, and rollicking social commentary . . . Ms. Smyles is a misanthrope-of-the-people, a standout on the order of Fran Lebowitz." —The East Hampton Star
Summary
A series of episodes drawn from the life of "Iris Smyles," a young woman courting (read: resisting) love and success, with absurd yet improbably poignant results
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10516024
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smyles, Iris
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
Dating Tips for the Unemployed
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd979c0c-73c2-48fb-b87d-2ccfe88c4b3f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544703681
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dating Tips for the Unemployed
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cd979c0c-73c2-48fb-b87d-2ccfe88c4b3f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780544703681
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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