Twenty-One Truths about Love
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"It's not quite enough to say that Twenty-one Truths About Love is original, it is radical and extraordinary. I have no idea how Matthew Dicks made a story comprised entirely of lists feel so human but that's exactly what this story is: honest, vulnerable, hilarious, and profoundly human."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six
"Twenty-one Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks is a fresh, humorous exploration of what makes us vulnerable and what makes us responsible, and you can't help but root for Daniel Mayrock even when he's at his most mistaken. This is a love story of great pathos and beauty."--Sharma Shields, author of The Cassandra
"An unconventional, endearing tale of impending fatherhood."--The Washington Post ("18 Books to Read this Fall")
"A pleasure."--The Seattle Times
"Funny, sad, uplifting but always relatable. A must read for fans of Rachel Joyce and Gabrielle Zevin."--Shelf Awareness
"Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form."--Booklist
"These lists--and the silences they outline--conjure a tense world. Dan's lists reflect his increasing desperation, ratcheting up the tension until life throws a potentially devastating curveball at him that pushes him to reassess everything he had thought to be true. A clever, genre-bending portrait of a man under pressure."--Kirkus
"Dicks has impeccable comedic timing and touchingly renders family dynamics."--Publishers Weekly
"A sometimes wild, sometimes serene, and always heartfelt ride."--The Harvard Crimson
"Recurring themes, including a pregnancy, money woes, and a developing friendship, give the novel momentum."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Reasons we love Twenty-One Truths About Love
1. It's deeply moving and full of emotion.
2. The protagonist is relatable (he quit his job to open a bookshop!) and so are his struggles.
3. It's a thoughtful reflection about love and what it means to be a good person.
4. Did we mention the protagonist owns a bookshop?
5. It's one of the most unique books out today, because:
6. It's written entirely in lists."--BookBub
"The most phenomenally entertaining and clever novel of the year. Poignant and hilarious...Grab a Little Debbie snack cake (or four) and curl up with what is sure to be a singular sensation in the literary world."--BookWeb
"A fresh, original new novel. Blending humorous and witty takes on life's idiosyncrasies with a raw and deeply human main character, dicks pens the perfect between-the-holidays book for readers who enjoyed Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and How Hard Can it Be?"--BookReporter
"If you're looking for a fun, fresh, and--I cannot stress this enough--incredibly heartwarming book about themes like fatherhood, family, and living up to one's potential, Matthew Dicks has crafted the perfectly imperfect character in Dan Mayrock, and his ingenious list-format makes this a can't-be-missed read."--The Young Folks