Have I Got a Guy for You: What Really Happens When Mom



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  1. Amy Amy says:

    I think I want to read this thanks Danielle and Emily..My mom called me last summer to drive down to the hospital to see my Grandma after she broke her hip Ok mom I can do that Mom Oh yeah and by the way there is this really cute guy that is the grandson of the woman your grandmother is sharing a room with he is single and cute So here goes the list of reasons why I should really come down to the hospital, he is soooo sweet with his grandmother And of course our moms his and mine t I think I want to read this thanks Danielle and Emily..My mom called me last summer to drive down to the hospital to see my Grandma after she broke her hip Ok mom I can do that Mom Oh yeah and by the way there is this really cute guy that is the grandson of the woman your grandmother is sharing a room with he is single and cute So here goes the list of reasons why I should really come down to the hospital, he is soooo sweet with his grandmother And of course our moms his and mine totally gave our mine and his whole life stories to each other Well by the time I got to the hospital I rushed the woman was changed to another room I was too late, darn it So what did my mom do she asked the nurse which room this other woman was moved to so that she could say goodbye Of course she had no alterior motives Oh and she wanted me to come to the room with her I declined Can you imagine if they had set us up on a date MOM S I had to laugh It was the same time that the General Womens conference was broadcast and I was eating dinner with some of the women in my ward They thought I should have rushed down I probably missed meeting my e.c I doomed forever


  2. HeavyReader HeavyReader says:

    For some reason, I really like to read books in the bad dates category I think it makes me feel better that I am in the no dates category Anyway, I picked up this book at the library the other day As the title states, this one is about bad dates that ensue when women are fixed up by their mothers.The stories are mildly funny Nothing really laugh out loud.I was really struck by how many in this collection made a big deal about men s height I expect a certain type of woman to be focused o For some reason, I really like to read books in the bad dates category I think it makes me feel better that I am in the no dates category Anyway, I picked up this book at the library the other day As the title states, this one is about bad dates that ensue when women are fixed up by their mothers.The stories are mildly funny Nothing really laugh out loud.I was really struck by how many in this collection made a big deal about men s height I expect a certain type of woman to be focused on how much money a man earns and spends on the date, but height Well, maybe because I am only 5 2 , I have never even considered a man s height Every man I have ever known is taller than I am Maybe some transmen are shorter than I am, but not even by much I could date Prince for goodness sake, and he would be taller than I am So maybe height is a much bigger deal than I think.Anyway, this book was easy to read, good for a mild distraction when suffering from a mild cold


  3. Lucy Lucy says:

    My mom read this and found it uproariously funny She handed it off to me I found it sad and stupid people who fail to recognize any boundaries are abusive, not hilarious.


  4. Alea Alea says:

    Have I Got A Guy For You What Really Happens When Mom Fixed You Up is a anthology of 27 stories of woman and their mothers who set them up on blind dates It s hard to give a summary since this is a anthology So let s see some of my favorites involved Hindu Matrimonials, Cousins , the Perfect Son In Law, and a live action game of Dungeons and Dragons For the most part this was a good natured look at blind dating It was funny Most of these matches end up in mismatches But I found myself ho Have I Got A Guy For You What Really Happens When Mom Fixed You Up is a anthology of 27 stories of woman and their mothers who set them up on blind dates It s hard to give a summary since this is a anthology So let s see some of my favorites involved Hindu Matrimonials, Cousins , the Perfect Son In Law, and a live action game of Dungeons and Dragons For the most part this was a good natured look at blind dating It was funny Most of these matches end up in mismatches But I found myself hoping that something good would come from these blind dates and in a few cases something did Most of these mothers had their daughters best intentions in mind so it made the storieslighthearted and loving It seemed like a large group of friends got together to contribute to this and a good number of them happened to be Jewish and live in New York, nothing wrong with that but it was definitely a theme throughout Reading these all in a row could get a little bit repetitive but at the same time anthologies are nice because you can set them down and pick them back up without losing your place This is one of the many reasons I love anthologies I read several stories a day for maybe 3 or 4 days I love love love anthologies The idea of look at one subject be it vague or specific from multiple angles introduces you to many new and exciting ways of looking at a subject And also getting to sample a bunch of different authors at the same time I still need to go back to this one and look up some of the authors other works There are great bios in the back I love that anthologies have the potential to lead you to your new favorite author


  5. Danielle Danielle says:

    I m a sucker for short stories, because they re just so easy to read I finished this book in a couple of days, and was somewhat to moderately entertained the whole time The writing wasn t impressive, but it wasn t so bad I had to close my eyes and count to ten before continuing Most of the stories are pretty funny I would have preferred a collection of just bad dates who cares that it was your mom who set you up , but all but of few of these were truly cringe worthy date stories I m not s I m a sucker for short stories, because they re just so easy to read I finished this book in a couple of days, and was somewhat to moderately entertained the whole time The writing wasn t impressive, but it wasn t so bad I had to close my eyes and count to ten before continuing Most of the stories are pretty funny I would have preferred a collection of just bad dates who cares that it was your mom who set you up , but all but of few of these were truly cringe worthy date stories I m not sure what that says about me that I found them amusing, but I did like it I would recommend it if you have nothing better to read Although, if your library has it, check it out or stand in the aisle for 5 minutes just to read the second to last story That one s hilarious you re sure to love it


  6. Rochelle Jewel Shapiro Rochelle Jewel Shapiro says:

    This is, ahem, a kind of ad My essay, You ll Have A Wonderful Life With Him is in this just out hilarious collection of mother s trying to fix their daughters up on blind dates It makes a great Mother s Day gift or a gift to anyone in the single s world or who remembers what it was like being there A number of the writers are stand up comics I ll be doing a reading from it on Monday April 21st in Mahhattan at Telephone Bar Grill149 Second Ave Bet 9th 10th Street 212 529 50008 00p This is, ahem, a kind of ad My essay, You ll Have A Wonderful Life With Him is in this just out hilarious collection of mother s trying to fix their daughters up on blind dates It makes a great Mother s Day gift or a gift to anyone in the single s world or who remembers what it was like being there A number of the writers are stand up comics I ll be doing a reading from it on Monday April 21st in Mahhattan at Telephone Bar Grill149 Second Ave Bet 9th 10th Street 212 529 50008 00pm


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    This is an entertaining look at the differences between the way moms and daughters view dating Daughters are looking for someone compatible, and of course good looking Moms can be preoccupied with occupations and connections, without really thinking through the match.These stories and well told, and you really relate to the characters because the stories are true Even if your mother has never tried to set you up, you can still relate to these ladies as their mothers try to find their daughter This is an entertaining look at the differences between the way moms and daughters view dating Daughters are looking for someone compatible, and of course good looking Moms can be preoccupied with occupations and connections, without really thinking through the match.These stories and well told, and you really relate to the characters because the stories are true Even if your mother has never tried to set you up, you can still relate to these ladies as their mothers try to find their daughters love


  8. kristine kristine says:

    kevin picked this up for me from the library so i d have something new to read this past weekend what is he trying to say to me that i need to be set up with guys that MOM set us up anyway, most of the stories were amusing, and i tried to overlook the typos come ON, editor were you asleep at the damn wheel , but when kevin pointed out that EVERY story followed the same format phone call from mom, resistance, acceptance, moment of truth at the door, reluctant attendance on the date, then d kevin picked this up for me from the library so i d have something new to read this past weekend what is he trying to say to me that i need to be set up with guys that MOM set us up anyway, most of the stories were amusing, and i tried to overlook the typos come ON, editor were you asleep at the damn wheel , but when kevin pointed out that EVERY story followed the same format phone call from mom, resistance, acceptance, moment of truth at the door, reluctant attendance on the date, then dissable exit , i started to dislike it.still entertaining and i love the DD story


  9. Jesse Jesse says:

    An anthology of women set up on bad dates by their mothers, this story is by women of various ages, cultural backgrounds and in different time periods Whether its the twenty something daughter of a demanding Jewish mother, a newly divorced daughter on a date with a very unexpected person or one woman who had to go through a very interesting convention, each story will give you something to laugh about Most women have been there are some point or another and it s fun to remember, relate, and th An anthology of women set up on bad dates by their mothers, this story is by women of various ages, cultural backgrounds and in different time periods Whether its the twenty something daughter of a demanding Jewish mother, a newly divorced daughter on a date with a very unexpected person or one woman who had to go through a very interesting convention, each story will give you something to laugh about Most women have been there are some point or another and it s fun to remember, relate, and thank God it wasn t as bad for us I enjoyed it It was a very good brain candy


  10. Nari Nari says:

    This entertaining collection of blind date war stories reads like a mix of Sex and The City meets Because I Said So Have I Got A Guy For You, edited by Alix Strauss is a fun summer read, that tailgates the Sex and The City feel of big city dating frustrations, but throw into the equation moms who can t distinguish decent from dorky and are desperate to see their daughters married off There are 26 stories written by 26 intelligent published authors, recounting the days of dating disasters.


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