Sunday, December 13, 2015

Llza reviews HELLO, DAHLING! I'VE GOT YOUR NUTS IN MY PURSE by Kim Young

THE HELLO DAHLING! SERIES

Author - Kim Young
Name of editor - Derek Murphy, Book Butchers
Name of cover designerDerek Murphy, Creativindie

Official genre of book - Non-fiction Comedy involving adult subject matter

HELLO, DAHLING! I'VE GOT YOUR NUTS IN MY PURSE
BOOK 1


Original Release Date: August 27, 2014





A hilarious look at today's dating world seen through the eyes of this single, sassy woman and her BFFs. 

When mature divorced women get together at Happy Hour, the topic usually falls into one of three categories men, dating and/or sex. 

This dating satire features stories, illustrations, quotes, snarky editorial comments and short essays. 

By the end of this book, and at least one bottle of wine, you will have laughed, learned something and most importantly realized that you have to love yourself - because that, my friends is the secret ingredient in this complicated world of dating, sex and relationships in which we live.



"Maybe we should go back to 'In the Beginning' but I promise no sermonizing. Sam tells me, 'It's all about the brain. Men have different values, priorities and stimulations.' Yeah right, thank goodness we only share a rib. You're probably thinking with the wrong heard, Sam. Being a homemaker didn't stimulate my brain and I was terrible at meal planning... I wasn't too good with a budget either ."


I’ll be honest, I was struggling to make sense of this book at first, but the humorous lines kept me going. And the further I read, the more I liked it and the more cohesive it became. Although let me be clear, it retains a ‘randomness’ quality throughout. I just got used to it and fell in rhythm with said randomness.

This is a book about the author hanging out in bars, gathering interviews to write this book. The circular nature of that situation is no doubt what had me disoriented at first. It’s more like a first-person autobiography of a woman gathering information and making snarky observations about a book she is going to write, which she has written, because that’s what you’re reading.

Being a modern Texas woman, she also calls and texts people, as well. One guy demanded royalties for his conversation with her.  Another wanted the interview to occur with them buck naked.  Prompting the author to give us good advice about never sending naked pictures of yourself, or drinking too much alcohol before commenting on facebook.

She even read some experts in the field of this bizarre creature called ‘man’ and shared their knowledge as well. (I doubt they’ll get royalties either).  At the end of the day, my opinion of these male creatures didn’t change, but I did laugh a great deal.

In recap. Based on my experience, you need to keep reading through the first part, even if you feel confused. Either your brain will adapt or you’ll have an aneurysm.  Assuming the first, you’ll start having great fun, and when you reach the end, I recommend you go back and read the first half again. I did and it all made far more sense the second time around.


Given it, started out at a 3, then ended in a 4.5 and upon reading the first-half again, I upgraded the first half to a 4, overall, I’m giving this a high 4. However, if you are a rigid, uptight person, or someone who requires all things to make sense at once and expect matters to be provided in a tidy, logical order, you probably shouldn’t read this book at all.







HELLO DAHLING! IT'S NOT A BOOTY CALL

BOOK 2


Original Release Date: October 16, 2015






A delightfully funny read with a touch of sarcasm about dating, relationships and sex in the 21st Century.


"I'm ready! I'm ready to do it right. I'm ready to try a real relationship. No more feeling unworthy of love; settling for a guy I know is not emotionally available. I've made the decision. I checked the stars. I told God, 'Show me, I'm ready.' But this weekend the joke was on me - my heart is saying yes, but my head is saying no, no, no.






Kim Young has a B.A. in Journalism from Texas Tech. She is the author of four books, she writes for various publications, is the Executive Editor for NHOME Texas Magazine and is a Realtor (broker/manager) for a large brokerage firm in San Antonio, Texas. She has four children who cringe when they find themselves the subject in one of her dating books.
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