Good day, my darling readers,
Today’s post is about a book I recently read and one that I absolutely loved. The title is “50 Something Dates with 17 Mr. Wrongs: Lessons From A Dating Repository”. It is written by author Chenelle Taylor- a 25-year-old Masters graduate with her M.A. in Forensic Psychology and too many honours for me to list here especially considering that this post is a review of her book and not her growing list of achievements. This book, as you must have gotten from the title, is about Chenelle’s dating experiences in her attempt to find lasting love or, at times, just a meaningful connection.
Chenelle is a former classmate of mine going as far back as high school so I didn’t read this book and have to imagine the character of the person writing or read as if she is some far-fetched entity- I had a bias which meant that from the get-go, I was giving the men of this book the most epic side eye, this side of the sun.
History with the author and suggestive title aside, I was not prepared for the way I would feel during and after reading this book. I don’t wish to spoil it for the many of you who are, no doubt going to read it but my word! How one girl salt suh? (Translation: How is one female so unfortunate in the department of luck?)
Chenelle has stated that she is now in a jaded place as it relates to men and I can definitely see why after reading about he tumultuous suitors she was “blessed” to cross paths with. Still, I feel that her actions have shown that she is a relentless pursuer of love and I am not too sure that she has given up in the pursuit as much as she would like us to believe. It should be noted that not all the Misters in this book were a disgrace to their gender but you have to pick up a copy to see which ones were not and why they still ended up being filed under “Mr Wrong”.
I dare say, after reading, that Chenelle could be hailed as Jamaica’s Carrie Bradshaw. Where’s Mr. Big when you need him? 🙂
The book is available in eBook and paperback format on Amazon.com. Link:
There will also be an official book launch and reading on May 16th, 2013 at Bookophilia (in Jamaica), starting 6:30pm
Get your copy and let me know what you think.
Until next post!