Author: Lana Cooper
Publisher: Delightfully Dysfunctional Books
Genre: Humorous Nonfiction
Bad Taste In Men follows Nova from her prepubescent years through young adulthood and her attempts at getting dudes to dig her.
Juggling self-esteem issues, small town outsider status, and questionable taste in guys, Nova is looking for love in all the wrong places - like the food court at the mall. Nova's circle of friends and her strange(ly) endearing family more than make up for what her love life lacks.
Along the way, Nova alternately plays the roles of hero and villain, mastermind and stooge; picking up far more valuable life lessons than numbers for her little black book.
One part chick lit for tomboys and one part Freaks and Geeks for kids who came of age in the mid-'90s, Bad Taste In Men is loaded (like a freight train) with pop cultural references and crude humor.
From getting laughed at by your crush to being stood up (twice!) by a guy with one eye, Bad Taste In Men showcases the humor and humiliation that accompanies the search for love (or at least "like") as a small-town teenage outcast, managing to wring heart-warming sweetness from angsty adolescent memories - and jokes about barf and poop.
I loved this book. It was hysterical and sadly too easy to relate too in parts. The book reads like a dairy which keeps you engaged and wanting more. I got a huge kick out of all the references to the 80's and 90's since I grew up in that era. Reading about Nova was interesting to say the least. Tales of puberty, sexual awakening and following along the many different dating adventures, her sexual identity crisis, pick up lines, and the like made for laugh out loud enjoyment that most women can relate to in some fashion.
This was a fast, easy to read book that left you wanting more. Very entertaining and well wrote. This is one of those books that you can read time and again and not get bored with. It’s also, one of those great books to pass along to your best friend so you can laugh about it together. I cannot wait to read more from this author. Bad Taste in Men was just a delight all the way through.
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