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The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  256 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
Suzanne Schlosberg's friends dubbed her the Cal Ripken of celibacy. Given the common belief among single women that all the good men are either married or gay, Suzanne's predicament is hardly extraordinary, but what she does to end the streak makes for a hilarious tale. Suzanne hits bottom when her younger sister gets engaged, leaving her less than a year to find a date fo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jan 23, 2008 Paula rated it really liked it
1000 days without sex?????
Sep 23, 2009 Anne rated it it was ok
Suzanne Schlosberg's memoir is premised on the fact that for 1000+ days in her early 30s she went without having sex. In her 20s, Schlosberg, a freelance writer for a fitness magazine who is herself obsessed with working out, dated regularly. She then found herself in a long-term relationship with a cop who never wanted to get married. Tired of settling for "good enough," Schlosberg breaks free in search of herself, and of the perfect match. As the years tick by, the pressure from Schlosberg's f ...more
Picked up at a Goodwill because the title amused me and for 99 cents it was hard to go wrong. :) The book was pretty amusing, too, though I couldn't relate to the author's concern over not engaging in sex. Not having a relationship or someone to share love, either physical, emotional or both (in the best of worlds) would be much more distressing. As it is, I know many folks who make her 1001 days look like a walk in the park, without making their "stretch" be the focus of life. But Schlosberg is ...more
"Hey, someone's written a book about me", was my immediate smart arsed reaction to seeing "1001 Nights Without Sex" for the first time, putting aside the subtitle "The Curse of the Single Girl" for the sake of the joke. In truth, however, I couldn't see the appeal in admitting to anyone that you'd not had sex in something approaching three years, much less to the world in general. Even now, having read the book, I still can't see why anyone would advertise to the world that they've not had sex f ...more
Mar 19, 2009 Patricia rated it it was amazing
A really fun book, and a great gift for any single gal-pals...although you might run the risk of offending. It made me laugh out loud many times, and Schlosberg has a natural, easygoing writing style that makes the pages fly by. (While it's a good read for singletons, anyone will enjoy this.)
Oct 01, 2008 Stacy rated it liked it
I think this woman jumped into my brain and stole my thoughts AND my book idea! My favorite lines from this book so far:
"Don't get the wrong idea: I am not all that virtuous. I'm certainly not saving myself for Mr. Right. I'd be perfectly amenable to taking Mr. Remote Possibility for a test drive"

"Still, as I stand by and watch almost everyone I know get paired off, I do wonder what's going on. Is this bad luck? Is it fate? Is this predicament of my own making? I've never believed there is just
Harmloser 'Frauenbericht' über mehr als 1000 Tage ohne Sex - gewissermaßen unfreiwilligerweise. Das ganze wird als realer Erfahrungsbericht der Autorin präsentiert. Inwieweit das stimmt weiß ich nicht.
Dass man trotz zahlloser Dates nie jemanden kennenlernt, mit dem man zumindest auf ein 2. Date gehen möchte, kann ich gut nachvollziehen. Dass die Protagonistin spontanerweise an irgendeinen Ort in die USA zieht weil sie einfach mal Luftveränderung will nicht so ganz - so spontan wäre ich wohl nie
Laurie Bok
Sep 14, 2015 Laurie Bok rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, chick-lit
I read it in one sitting...that does not happen often. I really enjoyed it! I'm thinking of all my single friends and think they will love it as well.

Full of humor, self-deprecation, honesty, family dynamics and struggles. I can relate to a lot of Suzanne's story, and I really appreciate her telling it.
Jul 17, 2014 Shari rated it it was amazing
I read this book over 10 years ago, back when I was single. So much of what the author was feeling and doing rang so true. It was sad, funny, encouraging, and exactly what I (and many of my friends) were going through.
Apple Austria
Jun 26, 2016 Apple Austria rated it really liked it
for bjd fan, this is a contender. i heard my own voice as if i wrote it, except i'm not single and has never been on a streak that long.
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Apr 03, 2016 E rated it did not like it
Well, I picked this very very quickly as I am terrible at choosing. Quick explanation - had got no books when at the library due to being overwhelmed. The person I was with, basically, bored and told me we were going NOW. So I cry: what shall I get? She suggested I take something from the 'recently returned' shelf, as other people had obviously enjoyed them.

Hahahaha. This was as terrible as it sounds. Absolutely ridiculous. Uninteresting, solipsistic, and I really didn't even like Suzanne Schlos
I originally picked this up because I had my own streak going on. I think I read this in May...but whenever I read it, I added it up and discovered that mine was well over 500 days. In retrospect, I wish I had skipped the math--it only added to the depression. While I think that overall, I enjoyed it; it didn't really address the questions I had. For instance--why exactly did Schlosberg go well over 1,000 nights without sex? Also, I was hoping for some tips for coping, which I didn't really find ...more
Nov 09, 2012 Irene rated it did not like it
What self-indulgent tripe. I've never bothered to read memoirs about fitness obsessed women whose major tragedy in life has been the lack of a sex partner. And now I know why. Seriously, could she have said "stairmaster" any more? Also, her carbon footprint is equivalent to a whole country's, the way she casually drives or flies thousands of miles to escape from her rough life. Here's something I learned without flying anywhere: no matter where you go, your personal/mental issues go with you. Go ...more
Apr 06, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it
The good thing about this book is that it's FUNNY. I don't think going 1000 days without sex is anything impressive but her writing style and her ability to up and move places on a whim is interesting. I laughed out loud when I read the book - sometimes because I knew exactly what she meant and sometimes because she's just hilarious. I'd recommend to anyone who feels like they are perfect in every way but the traditional "you must settle down and have a family" way.
Jan 24, 2008 Jasmin rated it really liked it
A MUST-READ if you are single. Her wit is unbelievable and the honest truth is that her tenure as a single ended up with a wonderful husband right after the book got completed. I recently went on her website and she had twins, which she openly discusses were IVF babies. Her website will give you a taste of her humor and absolute independence. She lives in Bend, Oregon. :)
Dec 16, 2009 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: beachreads
I rarely read chick lit and its also not often that a random stranger asks me what Im reading when on public transportation... but of course the other day Im on the plane reading this when some young guy sitting next to me asks me what Im reading and this is the title I have to show him.. yes, super embarrassing..
Jan 07, 2010 Tonia rated it liked it
lotta laugh out loud parts but also a lotta frustration at the actions of the author who often says/does really stupid things. I guess that's what makes it interesting though, so I'd recommend this one.
May 26, 2008 Annika rated it liked it
This book is definitely entertaining. A must read for anyone who is single and in their early 30s. I definitely laughed out loud at times. A light, easy and enjoyable book.
Aug 23, 2011 Laila rated it liked it
This book makes you feel a little less lonely for all the single folks out there. Also a little happy to know your situation isn't/wasn't as bad as hers (hopefully)!
Mar 15, 2011 Daniella rated it liked it
This book made me laugh outloud at times... although I think that you might need to have experienced singleness into your thirties to totally get it.
This was just a fun read. I don't read much non-fiction or memoir type books. I just enjoyed the overall tone and voice in this book.
Dec 08, 2008 Steph rated it liked it
funny as hell. of course the ending is typical of this era of book, so if you don't want the sugar then avoid the postscript.
Aug 04, 2011 Sanne rated it it was amazing
it was great! really if you are single and reading this book, you can realated to it very very good.
Yea Torres
Apr 15, 2013 Yea Torres rated it it was amazing
An excellent book to laugh (or cry!) Offers a wide variety of moments when you can feel identified. Love it!!
Oct 21, 2008 Diane rated it it was amazing
Great read, really entertaining! This girl literally goes to the ends of the earth to break her dry spell.
Mar 23, 2009 Eden rated it it was ok
Started off fun and engaging, but less than halfway through, it dragged on and on and on...
Dawn McGowan
Mar 05, 2008 Dawn McGowan rated it liked it
I don't even know if I should admit to have read this...but it was a good book nonetheless...
Sep 22, 2009 Tajma rated it liked it
I'm pretty sure I liked this when I read it but not anything I would go back to.
Jul 25, 2011 Tori rated it liked it
2009- Funny and cute without being too annoying. I pretty much breezed through it.
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Suzanne Schlosberg is a top health, nutrition, and parenting writer. A former senior editor of Shape magazine, she is the author or coauthor of ten books, including Fitness for Dummies, The Ultimate Diet Log, and The Essential Breastfeeding Log. Her articles have appeared in Health, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, and Parenting, among others. She resides in Bend, Oregon."
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