Have I Got A Guy For You
"The stories in this collection are wonderfully charming, terribly funny and touch upon all aspects of what it's like to be single in the city—especially when your mother is at the steering wheel of your love life."
- Ruth Andrew Ellenson, editor of The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt
“As addictively delicious as party nuts, Alix Strauss' mischievous collection skewers a lineup of bachelors from hell (all brought to you by Mom), with wit and aplomb. A good man may be hard to find, but smart and hilarious writing is on every perfect page.”
- Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble and Coming Back to Me
“Reading the raucous collection on blind-date trauma, Have I Got a Guy for You, really proves the old adage "misery loves company." I loved being in the company of these authors, who lived to tell the tale and then some. It is my opinion that this smart, agonizingly funny book should be read out-loud by a group of friends, in some kind of pagan ceremony, after which each woman would wrap her copy in a pretty bow and present it to her mother.”
- Cynthia Kaplan, author of Why I'm Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly
"Well, it's happened. Your mom has done it again and set you up with the son of her rabbi's next-door neighbor or something like that. What happens now? If you're editor Alix Strauss, you write a book about it. Strauss has collected 27 stories from women about the dates that ensued after a setup by Mom. There's the one that ended in a Japanese bar with a suggestion from the waitress that all three visit the back room for an orgy. Another story had the couple spending eight hours at a Dungeons & Dragons conference.
Endless knock-knock jokes. Scary bachelor pads. A monologue at Starbucks. This book is a riot of cringing, laugh-out-loud and a little-too-familiar tales from some wickedly funny women.
You might not be inspired to accept the next mom-date that heads your way, but you'll be glad you read about theirs. Because apparently, the road to a hell is paved with mom's good intentions."
- Leah Shafer, columnist for Quick