Thursday, December 18, 2014

Are You Dating The Wrong Men? (Then Don't Miss This Book Review & Author Interview)

Anyone who has ever been single has quite likely dated the wrong men (or women). Am I right? If not, count yourself fortunate. If so...  The book Dating The Wrong Men by Kelly Rossi offers candid insight to help single women navigate the world of "wrong men" and to recognize the right men.

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This post contains sponsored content. I received a review copy of the book Dating the Wrong Men by Kelly Rossi and I have included my Amazon affiliate link in the purchasing information.

I would describe Dating the Wrong Men as a inspirational memoir. It is a little bit self-help, a little bit humorous memoir, and includes practical advice. It reads like a good friend candidly sharing advice from lessons hard earned. It is at times funny, at times tragic and at times inspiring.

While men also date the "wrong women", this book outlines some wrong types and choices single women often struggle with. I have been fortunate not to date too many "wrong men", just a few otherwise wonderful but wrong timing type. Oh, wait... That is a type that Rossi describes! I could think of a friend or two who has dated just about every one of these if I haven't myself.

I was fortunate that Kelly Rossi was willing to answer some interview questions. Rather than share more of my opinion, I will let the author explain her own work. Be sure to read the section A Conversation With Kelly Rossi after the book summary information.

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Summary Information For Dating The Wrong Men:

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Social Magnitude LLC (August 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0990651401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0990651406
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches 

 Publisher's Description:

Kelly Rossi’s Dating the Wrong Men: The Misadventurer’s Guide through Bad Relationship Choices, a fresh, entertaining, and comically written memoir filled with invaluable life and dating lessons. A true guide to love and romance for women working to find their prince in a pond of frogs, Rossi narrates her journey through each chapter highlighting a different ‘wrong man’ personality type that women are faced with in the current dating pool.

“This isn’t another book by an overly confident man psychoanalyzing everything you’re doing wrong, giving you that supposed ‘turn-key’ answer he’s created,” says Rossi. “This is a love story for any woman who has caught herself overanalyzing, making excuses, giving second chances, interpreting text messages, waiting for someone special, or even swearing off love forever.”

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A Conversation With Kelly Rossi:

Kelly Rossi author #DatingtheWrongMen

What inspired you to write Your Dating the Wrong Men?
Well, my life inspired me to write it. J Years ago, I was talked into writing a blog about my ‘Wrong Men’ stories because of the fact that my experiences ranged through every kind of dating experience you could possibly have and people really responded well to that.  Through 20+ years of having relationships with the wrong men I read all kinds of junk ‘relationship’ books that were from how to play games, to what I was doing wrong that my partner was cheating, to telling me how to live, breathe, think, act it was exhausting!  I felt like there needed to be a book out there about the reality of dating today.  Wow, what a concept huh?  My stories are very similar to most of my girlfriends who are all intelligent strong women and more women needed to know that other people are going through the same crap they are.  It was time for something to come out that reversed the ‘boys will be boys’ attitude and started correctly placing responsibility. 

Your book is both inspirational and humorous, what role does humor play in your life?
Humor is my life! I’ve been a fan of comedy my entire life, so it’s just natural for me to crack jokes.   If you can go through hell and back with a smile on your face, you can combat anything.  Obviously you read the book so you know that I’ve had a few stressful situations (‘few’ being said with massive sarcasm), but with each one I always found a way to make myself and others laugh and that’s half of getting through something.  It lightens the mood at work, makes meeting new people easy and gives me great material to flirt with my husband.

I understand you have found the right man, could you tell us a little about that?
Well that could be the next book!  He was actually the man I am talking about in one of the last chapters about ‘Finding Mr. Right’ and we got married Oct. 29th this year after three years of dating on the day we met.  In the book, I talk about defining the exact things that you, as an individual, need in a relationship then looking for that in a future partner.  Honestly, by the time I had met my husband pretty much figured my fate in life was to date the wrong men eternally & was like “well I’m still going to have fun doing it!”  But then he came along and showed me a life I had never seen before full of love and acceptance.  Still to this day I’m like “where did you come from?”  I’m not sure if we’ll ever get to the point of cloning humans, but if we do I’m going to insist that my husband is at the top of the list.  We met at a Halloween party and it really was love at first sight.  There were no games and we just threw all our cards on the table pretty much within 24 hours of meeting as to what our needs were in a relationship, and we went for it.  We haven’t stopped yet.

Aside from reading your book, what advice do you have for the single ladies or the single gentlemen?
Single ladies & gentlemen both should throw away these ‘rules’ of dating whether from a book, a friend, a relative, an Instagram post or fortune cookie and be yourself.  It’s the best advice Robin Williams ever gave (as the Genie in Aladdin).  There is too much outside influence and judgment coming in that we don’t realize that the best thing to do is to go with what your heart says is right in a situation.  Relationships are only happy when both people are being true to themselves and accepting the other person so don’t waste your time on a situation that isn’t exactly that and have fun doing all the things you love to do as an individual in the mean time!

If people enjoy Dating the Wrong Men, do you have any other books they can read?
I don’t currently.  I may write another book and it might be a collaboration with my husband if I do.  People can always find me on social media.  Just consider my Twitter posts as 140 character books and we’ll all be happy.

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Where To Purchase Dating The Wrong Men

For more information visit:  Dating The Wrong Men Website Also, Dating the Wrong Men: The Misadventurer’s Guide Through Bad Relationship Choices is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Powell’s Books.