What struck me first about this book was its honest approach and wonderfully bubbly writing ‘voice’. Alice is obviously a naturally gifted writer and editor; since she has self published a book this good, just with the help of a few friends!
Alice wrote an on-line ‘blog’ throughout a period of a few years in her forties, chronicling her dating experiences, emotions and thoughts which she then used to write this memoir, albeit changing names, places and a few tiny bits in order to save the faces of her ‘men’. As the story unfolds we see a more serious Alice (Alice changed her name to Mae in the book) and her roller coaster journey trying to find her ‘Man in a Haystack’!
I’m not one to tell the story in a book review so I shall leave you to read it for yourself, but I can assure you that for me, it got my own emotions stirred up, gave me food for thought, and I fought with my own opinions of her experiences as I read, even cringing at times for various reasons.
Alice has told her story how it is and I admire her honesty.
As with any book, you will have your own ideas about how you feel about her experiences, but you will feel something, whether it’s a ‘light bulb’ moment, anger, happiness, disappointment, laughter or any number of things.
Well worth a read – I have not read anything like it before and to be honest when I finished, I wished I had more of her story to read and I would definitely read more from this author!