28 September 2010 ~ 11 Comments

DATING MY VIBRATOR (and other true fiction) by Suzanne Tyrpak (Kindle Only)

I wish I knew what this book was missing. I almost hate to say that; I mean how useful is that to anyone “Oh, something is missing but I’ll be darned if I know what it is!”, right? This is a small collection of mostly humorous short stories by the author that she wrote about her dating life after becoming single again. There are a few obvious stand outs in the crowd including Double Date, Dharma Dan, Rock Bottom and of course, Dating My Vibrator. All of these were well formed short stories with a smile at the ending. The author made me laugh out loud a few times and I kind of wanted to invite her out for a drink so we could gossip some more.

Where she lost me was in some of the other stories. I felt some didn’t really belong in a small collection of humorous short stories. One was a very self-indulgent (albeit very well written) almost poetic story. It just felt out of place as did one concerning her father. Maybe that’s what was missing, more stories about her dating life. I think perhaps it lacked a final story that showed her moving completely on with her life, if not settled down again. Maybe an acceptance of herself?

I’m not saying that the final story didn’t have some of that, but I really felt like it was unfinished. It needed that final story of redemption – but of herself.

Overall, a great read. I’d recommended to any of my friends that were or have dated in the past 10 years or so… they’d get a good chuckle out of it.

Description:
This is a collection of nine stories, all based (unfortunately) on my own dating experience. After nineteen years of marriage, I was suddenly thrust into a brave new world of dating—online, offline, standing in line, listening to lines—and I’ve survived to tell these tales. CAUTION: if you’re contemplating divorce, these stories may convince you to consider marriage counseling. If you’re out there dating, chances are you will relate. OMG! Here’s a scary thought: maybe you’ve met some of these guys! Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book count for 2010: 73

11 Responses to “DATING MY VIBRATOR (and other true fiction) by Suzanne Tyrpak (Kindle Only)”

  1. Suzanne 29 September 2010 at 1:07 pm Permalink

    Thanks for the review, Candy!

    I like what the Goodreads member said about what’s missing…BATTERIES.

    Why didn’t I think of that?

    Do you think I should mention: batteries not included?
    Suzanne´s last blog post ..Candys Raves reviews Dating My Vibrator and other true fiction

  2. Candy 29 September 2010 at 1:14 pm Permalink

    LOL, Suzanne – perhaps that can be the byline? LOL

  3. Terry 30 September 2010 at 5:27 pm Permalink

    I think Suzanne is the battery lighting up this battery of engaging stories with her humor and gifted writing!

  4. Ixchel Leigh 5 October 2010 at 5:33 pm Permalink

    I love the byline… Batteries Not Included
    Keeps the humor going!

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