You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs Wendy Markham who also writes as NYT bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub is a Red Dress Ink top selling author The trade paperback version of Slightly Single had an NSR over % Red Dress Ink

  • Title: You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs
  • Author: Laurie Graff
  • ISBN: 9780373895434
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wendy Markham, who also writes as NYT bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, is a Red Dress Ink top selling author The trade paperback version of Slightly Single had an NSR over 65% Red Dress Ink, 1 02.

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    • Michele says:

      A little too plotless, a little too smutty, and a little too repetitive. It was rather humorous overall, but a good editor needed to come in and cut out about 1/3 of it. Of course, I fulfilled that need myself and skipped about 1/3 of it, and still felt like I fully read the book! :) It is full of chapter after chapter of bad and often funny dates and/or relationships that went bad. It really reads more like a collection of short stories because there isn't much progression by the main character [...]

    • Jessica says:

      It's hard for me to not enjoy a book that I read. Even ones that don't stand out to me end up getting 3 stars. This book was terrible. It starts out in "present time" on the protagonist's 45th birthday. She's single and at a wedding shower. The next chapter goes into flashback mode. Each chapter chronicles her experience with a date or boyfriend. Initially, the stories are somewhat entertaining. After awhile, it gets in to pathetic. I'm one that didn't date a lot because I had ridiculous standar [...]

    • Lisa Mandina says:

      This was my latest book to keep by the big bathtub for reading while taking a bubble bath. It had some really hilarious moments. I also at first was unsure as I started reading whether it was supposed to be a memoir or was just fiction. I'm guessing from reading the "about author" part that it is based on some real stories from her life. The guys that she dates, well, some of them are just unbelievable in the way they act. The main character is Jewish, and so I enjoyed reading about the types of [...]

    • Carolina says:

      This book had potential that it never quite lived up to. The premise was each chapter corresponded to a date/relationship. What was most disconcerting for me was the jump in tone from chapter to chapter. I couldn't figure out if the author was bitter and cynical or optimistic. Therefore, I didn't trust the author and couldn't totally get on board with her dating adventures.

    • Shitel says:

      I got through a majority of it and decided it wasn't worth finishing.

    • Michele Stone says:

      It was a quick easy read with no plot. I kept thinking there would be something but nothing. The last 50 or so pages I had to force myself to read. The only thing I’m happy for is it didn’t end as I expected which would’ve been her being in a happy relationship with a nice Jewish man. After 45 years wouldn’t you just be happy being single and embrace it not keep chasing losers.

    • Linda says:

      Fun quick read. I wish she had found true love.

    • Erin says:

      I loved this book. I could definitely relate. There is definitely a good message. It tells readers you don't need a man to be happy. I would read it again.

    • Kathy Gilliland says:

      Some chapters were funny. Made me glad I'm married and not trying to date.

    • Sharla says:

      I enjoyed this book - it was fun delving into the world of someone else going through the trials and tribulations of dating and seemingly never landing on the "right one". I particularly liked the light-hearted and sometimes humorous tone throughout the stories. At times, it would get a little slow and not flow as easily, but overall a good read. At times, some of the writing and imagery was powerful and extremely well-written, and those moments stood out overall throughout the book.Some of my f [...]

    • Stacey says:

      I should have known that a book recommended by Kelly whatshername from Regis and Kathie Lee would suck. I chose it because it was the newest selection that came up on a search for "Red Dress Ink" at my library co-op. This is a (long) collection of bad romance and bad date vignettes that start with our heroine wanting to kill herself at a friend's wedding shower, and ends with her imagining the perfect life, convincing the reader it really happened, and then pulling the rug out from under and say [...]

    • Alicia says:

      It's just simply too long of a book for what it is. it's in no way funny, like a Chelsea Handler book which is what i was expecting. I literally feel like it's taken years off my life. I just really wish someone had hit the big red "edit" button on this book and knocked it down to a healthy 180 pages instead of the girthy and unnecessary 443! it's a good book if you consider that you'll be stranded on a desert island for the next 6 months with no one to talk to, but barring that atrocity, i woul [...]

    • Libby says:

      This book is a genre I generally don't read: chick lit. However, that said, I must confess that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The author's/Karrie's spunkiness and humor more than carried the day and I found myself chuckling over some of her experiences. There was also poignancy about her early loss of her father (the family lore was that he left to join the circus) but her mother remarried a good, solid man who to all intents and purposes was Karrie's father. In the end, she gets a dog, Charlie [...]

    • Lilly says:

      Summer is coming up, so I'm dusting off my lighter reads. I forgot I owned this and saw it mentioned in an article about books women should read so I pulled it off the shelf. I'm not entirely sure why the article recommended reading a book that basically amounts to a string of someone else's bad dates -- couldn't I just reread my old journals? But it's a good, honest, writing voice with some funny vignettes. I was going to give it two stars but the fact that she nails what it's like to date as y [...]

    • Gretchen says:

      This book was just ok. Nothing special. Parts of it were funny and made me laugh out loud. But I didn't find the main character to be incredibly likable. The writing is not great, and neither is the story.One thing that really bothered me about this book is that in the end, she doesn't end up with Mr. Right or anyone. I know that this is perhaps a more realistic ending, but I don't read chick-lit for realistic endings! I wanted her to finally find The One. Instead, I felt like I had just read 40 [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      This book was a painful trip down fruitless dating lane. Karrie, the protagonist was an actress in New York (how original!) who had hot forty while managing to avoid matromony. The dating tales are funny and unbeleivable awkward! I felt for her, as she tried to find love in these pitiful men. (One man wore the same clothes all the time and ate the same thing for days on end) In the end, she is free to be herself, and she never gives up hope. It was a nice read, not too engrossing, but uplifting [...]

    • Caitlin Sampsell says:

      This book was released in 2004 but it feels so much older than that. The stories were out of date with "modern" times and I just couldn't identify with Karrie Kline, a Jewish mid 40s single actress. The cover proudly boasts a review from Kelly Ripa "I never knew bad dates could be so good." Really Kelly? Very few of the "dates" we're exceptionally bad, or interesting, for that matter. And it's so long. Ugh. What a waste when it had so much potential!

    • Beth Blume says:

      This book is an outstanding read. I did not want to finish the book as I felt that every chapter was incredibly realistic and I felt that I knew the main character, Karrie Klein. Ms. Graff writes what most of us think but rarely say. I found it to be very poignant and at the same time humorous. Her description of the dating scene should be read by both men and women. I highly recommend the book.

    • Leslie says:

      Often confusing as the author jumped back and forth in time. Being single I felt a kindred-ness to the main character, but it only stretched so far. I was championing an ending, preferably a happy one, but was left empty. Made me feel that the entire single male population was entirely dysfunctional and any woman would be better off alone. Character did show some growth which was good. Didn't appreciate the smut and felt it was gratuitous as it didn't move the story along.

    • Julie says:

      I have had this book sitting on my shelf for a few years and finally got round to reading it. May be my fault for leaving it so long, but it felt rather dated. Karrie is a mid-forties Jewish actress who goes on a series of bad dates. The problem was, they weren't all that bad, or funny. The book could also have done with being a lot shorter - it was dragging by the end.

    • Erika says:

      This book had a lot of potential but was just so-so. Some of the chapters were humorous but most were disturbing. My biggest issue was that I didn't like the heroine. I found her whiny and depressing. By the end of the book I sort of understood why she couldn't find a boyfriend. I wouldn't date her either :)

    • Jen Carruthers says:

      Not my kind of book but I was interested in the relevance to my own sorry list of frogs and I picked this book up for pennies. It was entertaining, funny in parts and the ending was sensible (basically, fairytales arent real). But I dont think she should have supported the petshop industry as a solution for her loneliness.

    • Christina says:

      I probably would not have read this book if I wasn't in a situation where I desperately needed something to read, and this was the only thing available to me. Still, there were some redeeming sections. The one vignette in which she gives a sort of eulogy to her stepfather was very powerful, and made me miss my own father tremendously.

    • Gayle says:

      OK book. Good for reading after Gone With the Wind :) Writing was choppy at points, but as a single DATING person, it was funny to read some of the episodes. Light reading for a summer day.

    • Lori says:

      Got this as a birthday present from a friend (I think she was trying to give me a hint) had a lot of Jewish humor (ironically, my friend is Jewish--I am not), and that's about all I remember. I read most of it while sitting on the beach one day. If you're looking for light reading with a decent storyline, let me know. This book is on the top shelf of my closet.

    • Beth says:

      The humor is sometimes subtle, sometimes context-based, but sometimes very funny. I did not like the way the book seemed to jump around, but if you read only one chapter in a sitting I don't think it would bother you. It was a nice break from more serious novels, and definitely validation that I'm not the only one with some crazy ex-dates! :)

    • Katie says:

      So, everyone seems to keep telling the main character she needs a guy? And I don't know. It was basically a collection of short stories about relationships that didn't work out. I don't want to read that.

    • Nicki says:

      Started this. Subject was appealing, but the antidotes failed to hook me in. As it's quite a thick book and I have some library books and bookcrossing books I need to attend to first, I have decided to move this one along. It's not terrible, if I had less to read, I'd have preserved a bit longer.

    • Shaun says:

      I thought it was alright (picked it up for $1 at a used bookstore). It was light easy reading, but depressing. I did like the story about her meeting Charlie. But damn, is it really hard to date right now?

    • Leah Randall says:

      I can't really explain why I didn't enjoy this book - for some reason I had to pull myself kicking and screaming through it. I'm a chick lit fanatic, so I bought it expecting to love it and just found I didn't enjoy it.

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