11 Jul 2010

Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox

Around the World in 80 Dates

Sorry, Dorothy--sometimes your heart's desire isn't in your own backyard.

Head of PR and spokesperson for Lonely Planet travel guides, Jennifer Cox has explored the most remote regions, toured the most exotic terrains, and bonded with people the world over. So how come finding her soul mate in her own hometown of London is a virtual dead end? Certain that the man of her dreams is out there somewhere, Jennifer sets out on the trip of a lifetime, dating her way around the globe--across 18 countries, in 6 months--to find The One.

Around the World in 80 Dates is her fresh, funny, emotionally honest and revealing memoir of her global dating adventures. From the Skate Date in Paris to the High Roller in Vegas, from the Love Professor in Sweden and the Dead Date in Italy to Australia's Penguin Ranger, here is the inside scoop on a bevy of potential partners--a sharply witty and warm hearted true story that will have you breathlessly crisscrossing the international dateline along with Jennifer, to discover where in the world is her Mr. Right.

This book is so funny and uplifting I would absolutely recommend it to everyone and anyone.....  Around the World in 80 days, when I first bought it I thought it was a story but was even happier when I read the back and discovered it was a true account of someone travelling around the world for dates trying to find Mr Right..... 

The copy that I have is about 387 pages but the font is big so it is definitely an easy read.  I also loved the fact that the last chapter in the book was an update on what she is doing now which I was glad about otherwise I would have had to have spent some time on the Internet trying to find out what happened next....!!

10 out of 10