[Book Review] Mary Geneva - Nicknames

[Book Review] Mary Geneva – NicknamesNicknames: Tales from the Shallow End of the Manhattan Dating Pool by Mary Geneva
Published by Mill City Press on April 8, 2015
Genres: Self Help
Pages: 208

There are a million bad dates in the city that never sleeps.

Mary Geneva has been on 999,999 of them.

When she moved to Manhattan in her mid-20s, Mary imagined being single in New York City would be like something out of a Hollywood movie. And it was—a horror movie.

Nicknames is a look at some of the most hopeless, horrendous, and frequently hilarious dates you can imagine. Mary shares her true-life adventures looking for Mr. Right in the treacherous New York dating scene. You’ll meet men so bizarre, their names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Our cast of characters includes:

*Crazy Eyes, who didn’t just resemble an escapee from the local mental hospital, but proved he probably belonged there

*James Bond, the mysterious South African with the secret life

*Germ Sperm, a guy so classy, he actually named himself Germ Sperm!

And many, many, many more.

Part memoir, part self-help book, Nicknames will have you laughing out loud…and possibly abstaining from dating forever.

So I’ve done the online dating thing. I’m still single. Clearly didn’t work out for me. In NICKNAMES: TALES FROM THE SHALLOW END OF THE MANHATTAN DATING POOL, Mary Geneva shares her online dating stories and her advice on how to navigate the main dating sites. Each “character” (i.e. date) that she writes about was given their own nickname (hence the title) and they are hi-larious!! Mary has a wonderful way of telling her stories and I can’t wait to see what happens next! In the meantime, check out one of her readings below! (And then go buy Nicknames!)

About Mary Geneva

Mary Geneva is a sales professional by day and a serial dater by night. Married at age 21 and divorced at 26, she and her cat Diva were left to learn how to balance their checkbook.

In Nicknames, Mary tiptoes back into the dating pool, accumulating many late night, drunken scraps of paper and text messages, outlining unbelievable—yet totally true—events. Knowing she couldn’t make this stuff up, she stored the memories away, and is finally able to share them with you.

Undaunted, Mary lives, works, and plays in NYC. When not dating, Mary can be found planning her next scuba diving adventure and hanging out with her pets, rescued pup Valentino and kitty Diva.

Mary also charges full speed ahead pounding the pavement, racing marathons and raising money to bring awareness of suicide prevention and outreach programs.

But nothing brings a smile to Mary’s face like her famous garlic roasted mashed potatoes, perfectly whipped mountains of starch, hoping to one day find the meat to her potatoes.

To unwind, Mary is on a mission to create the perfect martini!