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Dating Tips for the Unemployed

Fiction: Literary/ Humor
Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/28/2016

Dating Tips for the Unemployed

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681681689
Digital Download ISBN:9781681681696


Iris Smyles's Dating Tips for the Unemployed is an urban odyssey: a wistful, wise, and wry look back at a young woman trying to find her home in the world.

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Product Description

Iris—the narrator and heroine—guides the reader through twenty-four episodes from her life, pausing now and then for meditations on love, sex, work, loneliness, insomnia, arctic exploration, cannibalism, the Higgs boson, Greek mythology, memory, costumes parties, time travel, Rocky I, II, V, IV, VI, and III respectively, literary immortality, real estate trends, and growing up and growing old.

Evoking the screwball heroines of a bygone era as she often finds herself a little lost in her own, Iris ventures blithely into the future, and Smyles collects the flotsam of her past. An encyclopedic, absurd, lyrical, and louche picaresque about that awkward age—between birth and death—when you feel like you don’t know at all what you’re doing.

Author Bio

Iris Smyles's stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, BOMB, the New York Observer, Best American Travel Writing 2015, and other publications. Her first novel, Iris Has Free Time, was published in 2013. She lives in New York and Greece.