Finally here, folks: my article about dating books for guys, which includes short reviews of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Getting Girls, Rules of the Game and This Book Will Get You Laid, books 23, 24 and 25 from this ‘book a week’ series.

If you’re wondering about the “Love – the getting” title, you might want to take a peek at the article that ran alongside it called “Love – the giving”. My article is on the left hand side of an image of a tree, and Lisa Scottoline’s was on the right. And even though my mom’s miffed they didn’t run my picture, I don’t mind. Maybe the guy I wrote about won’t realize it was him (because, really, how often do you look at bylines? I read this article all the way through without knowing Kristin Graham wrote it — and I’m a writer. You would expect I’d pay attention!)

Today also marks Frank Wilson’s last review as book editor. I expected a farewell column, but, in true Frank style, he dedicated that space to a book review — a review of a poetry book, at that.

Fortunately, Frank will continue to share his thoughts through the blogsphere — he’ll continue his wildly popular blog Books, Inq here.

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.


  1. Kel on February 11, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Jen, congrats on the article. I just happened across this new release, that reminded me of your piece:

    Not sure if you have seen it — It’s not self-help, but rather a funny collection of stories by men who have been dumped. If the cover photo is any indication, I suspect it includes some very smart and funny tales of heartbreak.

  2. Kel on February 11, 2008 at 1:09 am

    oops, not sure if the link worked, the book is called “Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me”

  3. Jen A. Miller on February 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Hey Kel! Thanks for stopping by — I have seen that book. In fact, I’m staring at it right now, and I hope to get to it, but I couldn’t quite figure out how to get it into the article.

    And I love that cover. What a great idea…

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