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Before You Met Me: A Memoir Of One Man's Troubled Search For Love

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
MILLION LITTLE PIECES meets Maggie Hamilton's WHAT MEN DON'T TALK ABOUT -- a raw, heartfelt memoir and a poignant insight into the emotional life of men. No matter how hard he tried, Alan Close couldn't stay in a relationship. Then, at the age of 43, after yet another breakup, he decided he was going to find out what was going wrong - and make a change. What followed was a ...more
Published 2008 by Random House
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Benito
“Before You Met Me:
A Memoir Of One Man’s Troubled Search For Love”
by Alan Close
A review in verse
for no particular breakfast
by Benito Di Fonzo

I first heard Al Close
radiating down from far-away Bris-Vegas
on Sydney ABC Radio, 702.

I heard much of my own failings in his tale
as I sat in my Eveleigh Railyards desk procrasturbating

(the desk itself an inheritance from the lovely Greek-Italian princess
who’d O.D.’d at the Postie’s share-house in Enmore, but I digress...)

So anyway, when my Sicilian squee
...more
Nicki
Really well written and honest account of an Australian male and his failed relationships. I did take a star off because of the baby stuff. To me, if he wanted a baby that badly, he wouldn't have aborted three of them. For the record,I am pro choice and I do not condemn Alan or the women for choices that were obviously painful and difficult,but given that history, I do find it irritating as a childfree (not childless) woman to be given the message that life is meaningless without children. Speak ...more
Darren Gore
A compelling, moving and thought-provoking memoir about an Aussie man's turbulent love life. Any man or woman who reads 'Before You Met Me' will find something - or several somethings - to relate to.
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