Thursday, January 9, 2014

Men and Manolos Review

Men and Manolos: Love and Relationships In The Heels of A Hopeless Romantic

109 pages Genre: Women’s Biography, Memoir, Emotional Healing, Dating No one walks into a relationship without the proper footing… In a collection of original essays drawn from her open ended and inquisitive relationship column “Sex and the Chester,” Alyssa Velazquez explores a twenty-first century world dominated by proverbial singles, foreign and domestic affairs, and emotional recall relationships. In her intensely personal memoir of unscripted cute meets, dates that should have never happened, and affairs to forget Velazquez searches through her past for wisdom, perspective, and advice on the survival of a hopeless romantic. Following familiar scenarios through her never ending, often time predictable search for love in flats, sneakers, rain boots, and even a pair of Manolos her electric honesty makes us contemplate if maybe the key to the “mating ritual” is all in our shoes.

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Author’s Biography:
Living in New Jersey, Alyssa Velazquez currently works as a barista while daydreaming of mastering latte art. The product of liberal arts education, she has worked in D.C., Maryland, and Philadelphia as a conservation apprentice, production design intern, living history actor, and most recently a free-lance writer for The Women’s History Magazine and the Secretaries of Juliet Newsletter: Il Giornal de’Juilette. Twitter: @AlyssaManolo Website:

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Now for my review...

Men and Manolos: Love and Relationships In The Heels Of A Hopeless RomanticMen and Manolos: Love and Relationships In The Heels Of A Hopeless Romantic by Alyssa Velazquez
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book begins with a woman on a ferry reflecting on her past relationships. I loved it. I thought it was well-thought out, beautifully-written, and well-edited. It’s a quick read, quite entertaining and humorous (my favorite was her mention of chivalry in the hospital). So true!

Insightful and authentic, I think almost any woman can relate to this short work and even gain a deeper understanding of their own past relationships, of themselves, and of finding peace and happiness. I highly recommend it!

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