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28 Disastrous Dates: A (Mostly True) Humorous Memoir by Poppy Mortimer

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28 Disastrous Dates: A (Mostly True) Humorous Memoir by Poppy Mortimer

Mortimer, Poppy. 28 Disastrous Dates: A (Mostly True) Humorous Memoir. Poppy Mortimer, 2022. 332 pp. ISBN 978-0645463903. $14.99

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In this dating tell-all, Poppy recounts dates with many men who portrayed themselves as other than they were and shares lessons learned along the way. Told chronologically, each encounter leads to self-reflections about herself and deal breakers. While unflinchingly honest, it lacked the humor of Chelsea Handler and was formulaic, unflattering and not compelling. This is self-published, and it shows in the amatuer writing; editing might have helped.

(As an aside: the ingenue depicted on the cover totally looks like Taylor Swift, and it would be hilarious if Poppy was just a psuedonym…)