A raw and funny memoir about sex, dating, and relationships in the digital age, intertwined with a brilliant investigation into the challenges to love and intimacy wrought by dating apps, by firebrand New York Times bestselling author Nancy Jo Sales At 49, famed Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales was nursing a broken heart and wondering, How did I wind up alone? On the advice of a young friend, she downloaded Tinder, then a brand new dating app. What followed was a raucous ride through the world of online dating. Sales, an award-winning journalist and single mom, became a leading critic of the online dating industry, reporting and writing articles and making her directorial debut with the HBO documentary Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age. Meanwhile, she was dating a series of younger men, eventually falling in love with a younger man less than half her age.Nothing Personal is Sales' memoir of coming-of-middle-age in the midst of a new dating revolution. She is unsparingly honest about her own experience of addiction to dating apps and hilarious in her musings about dick pics, sexting, dating FOMO, and more. Does Big Dating really want us to find love, she asks, or just keep on using its apps? Fiercely feminist, Nothing Personal investigates how Big Dating has overwhelmed the landscape of dating, cynically profiting off its users' deepest needs and desires. Looking back through the history of dating, and her own relationships, Sales examines how sexism has always been a factor for women in dating, and asks what the future of courtship will bring, if left to the designs of Silicon Valley's tech giants-especially in a time of social distancing and a global pandemic, when the rules of dating are once again changing.
Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. She has written profiles of Damien Hirst, Hugh Hefner, Russell Simmons, Donald Trump, Tyra Banks, Angelina Jolie, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Taylor Swift. Her acclaimed 2010 Vanity Fair piece "The Suspects Wore Louboutins" is the basis for the Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring. Sales lives in New York City with her daughter.
Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator living and working in New York City. Her television credits include guest starring roles on The Good Wife and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She has recorded more than 200 audiobooks for various publishers, has been nominated for multiple Audie Awards, and is an Earphones Award winner. Thérèse is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel Graphic Motion Comic Ironman Extremis, Dr. Fennel in Pokémon, and various Yu-Gi-Oh characters. To learn more, visit thereseplummer.com.