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Nicknames Tales from the shallow end of the Manhattan dating pool

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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. M
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published 2015 by Mill City Press
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Bethany Clark
Oct 24, 2015 Bethany Clark rated it it was amazing
I could not put this story down! It will suck you in, I hope that you don't have anything else to do at the time! Forget about laundry, errands, TV, this book will be your life! I read it in 1 day!

I was laughing so much with this book, I could only imagine some of these dates! I was totally speechless!

One thing is for sure, I would NEVER want to be dating in Manhattan! I couldn't take all this rejection, the drama, the lying, and the all out craziness of some of these men! WOW! My hat goes off t
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Aimee Brown
Nov 17, 2015 Aimee Brown rated it really liked it
Mary makes me glad I got married at 19! LOL I’ve not read a book of this type before but I’m super glad I did. I think I’d toss it in the ‘humor/memoir’ genre because it’s a memoir of Mary’s dating stories and I laughed out quite a few times.

Mary makes up Nicknames for each of her potential suitors and if they got a Nickname they are likely a brick short of a full wall (if not missing an entire section). I found this funny because I do this with people in my everyday life, not intentionally but
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Melissa
Mar 04, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
A very entertaining read. You won't believe some of these crazy dates. You will laugh out loud. A great beach read. Would also make a cute gift for a single friend
Christy
Jan 04, 2016 Christy rated it it was amazing
"Nicknames" by Mary Geneva reminds me of Sex & the City, only from a younger point of view.

This book. I literally laughed so hard I had to put it down a few times to wipe the tears from my eyes from laughing so hard.

We've all been there.
Dating.
Looking for Mr. Right in a sea full of Mr. Wrong's.
Mary married young and found herself divorced not long after. This book is about her life in the dating pool - in Manhattan, of all places! - post-divorce. Memorable and sad-if-it-wasn't-so-funny, "N
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Aysel Capinoglu
Apr 20, 2015 Aysel Capinoglu rated it it was amazing
Truly hilarious and laugh-out-loud stuff! The characters literally came jumping off the page, the humour was well judged and author Mary Geneva always had me laughing at all the right moments. Nicknames does exactly what it promises on the cover; a part-memoir, part self-help book that comedic ally looks at the realities of dating for a young woman living in New York City. In search of Mr. Right, Mary certainly meets some frogs along the way but as a result Mary has become somewhat of a connoiss ...more
Alison
Nov 05, 2015 Alison rated it really liked it
This isn’t the type of book I would normally pick but I was given the opportunity to review & oh boy I would have missed a gem if I hadn’t read it!
Let’s just say Mary doesn’t have much luck on the dating scene .. she married young & subsequently divorced what follows is a running commentary of her attempts to find a decent ‘guy’. She gets through more men in a short amount of time than most would in a lifetime but it is all relayed with great humour.
The majority are given a nickname (how
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Fiona Wilson
This is a laugh out loud, sometimes cringeworthy read which will appeal to any woman who has delved into the world of dating. From blind dates to online dating, nothing is sacred. Names may have been changed to protect the guilty, but I'm sure anyone who has dated this lady will recognise themselves!

The author is very well travelled, she has been married, and she dates a lot. This book is like a running commentary of her dating life, complete with all the guys she has met. This is where the titl
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Cindy
Apr 19, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
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A hilarious book on the truths of dating. Kudos to the author for hanging in there! A very relatable book for any woman that has gone through the modern dating scene. She also has some great advice for us gals who are still putting ourselves out there!

I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads.
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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
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