Dating Tips for the Unemployed

I was not expecting a work of literature, but I wasn’t expecting a tedious list of un-funny jokes either. The second chapter is apparently a very long series of jokes a couple pages of them detailing “This is how pathetic my unemployment is,” then another few pages of them explaining “this is how pathetic my dating life is,” and so on. I’m all for self-deprecation, but this was tedious, like a bunch of ideas for jokes that a comedienne might write out before honing one or two or three of the best storylines. And that is as far as I got. I like Smyles’ style and use of language–she really reminds me of humorists of the ‘s. There were some really creative situations and turns of phrase, too. The problem I had was that everything sort of blended together after a while.

ISBN 13: 9780544703384

But I wish there were more dogs in it. But Iris Smyles somehow manages to transport me to another world entirely, where thankfully none of that matters and I can just get lost in her hilarious, absurd, and dare I say yes, I do! Both will love this book.

There is a disarming and at the same time charming lyricism to the way Iris Smyles, the novelist, writes about Iris Smyles, the character in Dating Tips for the Unemployed/5(25).

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Iris Smyles has published two books of fiction: Iris Has Free Time and the forthcoming Dating Tips for the Unemployed (June ). She was a humor columnist for Splice Today, and her stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, BOMB, The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Best American Travel Writing , among other publications and anthologies.

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Iris Smyles’s stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, BOMB, the New York Observer, Best American Travel Writing , and other publications. Her first novel, Iris Has Free Time, was published in

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Iris is a must read, must listen to personality. We’ve all been there with one inside you and the ex’s lurking in your mind while really your just trying to enjoy being alone. As she tries, like we all do to please her supportive parents of a different era when relationships lingered to golden anniversaries or at least sliver.

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