Thursday, November 21, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway: Twenty-One Truths About Love

Today we're featuring Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks, which published this week. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy to give away!

Matthew Dicks’s TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE is the “original, radical, and extraordinary”* story of Dan Mayrock, a down-on-his-luck teacher-turned-bookstore owner, that unfolds entirely in lists.

1. Dan wants to do something special.
2. He’s a man tired of feeling ordinary.
3. Sick of feeling like a failure.
4. Of living in the shadow of his wife’s deceased first husband.

But these aren’t your average to-do lists. They range from the relatable, and funny (“Why raspberries are a bullshit food” and “Products that I’d better get the brand right when shopping or Jill will kill me”) to the very accurate (“What being a bookstore owner actually looked like today”) to the heartfelt (“Reasons I Fell in Love with Jill”). Together, they paint a profound picture of a man trying to be a good husband to the pregnant love of his life, save his bookstore from financial collapse, and, ultimately, become someone.

Hesitant to read a book written entirely in lists? Don’t be! There’s so much humor and authenticity to be found in its pages. Two pages in, you’ll be chuckling to yourself, three pages in, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement, and by the end, you’ll be proclaiming Matthew Dicks a genius.


*“It’s not quite enough to say that TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE is original, it is radical, and extraordinary. I have no idea how Matthew Dicks made a story comprised entirely of lists feel so human, but that’s exactly what this story is: honest, vulnerable, hilarious, and profoundly human.”
~Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of the New York Times bestselling Daisy Jones & The Six


Photo by Holly M. Williams
Matthew Dicks is a writer and elementary school teacher. He has been published in the Hartford Courant, featured at the Books on the Nightstand retreat, and is a Moth StorySLAM champion. He is the author of four previous novels, Something Missing, Unexpectedly Milo, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, an international bestseller, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages. Dicks lives in Newington, Connecticut, with his wife Elysha, and their two children.

Visit Matthew online:
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19 comments:

Linda May said...

The book sounds like a fun read, Thanks for your great generosity.

Heather Gannon said...

I'd LOVE to read this book and add it to my home library

Nina said...

Love is a beautiful thing that we need more of all around the world!

Hortys Kid said...

Sounds like an interesting idea

Bernice Kennedy said...

One truth about love I have discovered is that its a give and take thing. Sometimes its not balanced and you may not like each other all the time, but if you keep a positive attitude love will usually grow. Thanks for the chance!

Suburban prep said...

Love comes when you are not looking for it. It finds you.

traveler said...

Love can be found for everyone if you are willing to be understanding and caring.

Nancy Payette said...

Treat your partner the same as you would a dearest friend & the rest falls into place.

Susan Roberts said...

I just celebrated my 50th wedding anniversary. Do I have love figured out after all of my years with the same man? Not just NO but HELL NO. Some days love makes the day perfect, other days not so much! You just to have open communication, laughter and respect!

Amber said...

I have been eyeing this book and am really looking forward to reading it!

Elena Y. said...

Love can be unconditional and unfathomable

diannekc said...

Love is kind and understanding.

Mary Preston said...

True love is rare and beautiful.

Linda Marie said...

Looking forward to reading this book!

Linda Kish said...

Love is hard

bn100 said...

forgiving

A. B. said...

At present, I’m texting with a man that I very recently met— but began to fall for almost immediately. I told him about this question/prompt, and asked if he’d like to offer his two cents. He gave a heartfelt and lovely reply.

Here is what I in turn texted back to him:

When I first saw the question, I thought something like-- There are as many truths as there are loves. (I'm fumbling over my thoughts/words.) For every twinge of love that has ever been or will be, there are untold numbers and kinds of truths. There truth is that there is no one truth.

—Ann

LoriF said...

Would love to read this novel!

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