Everything I Know about Love I Learned from Romance Novels

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5.2 X 7.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah Wendell's day job involves a cloak, and possibly a dagger, but by night she's the cofounder of the influential romance blog SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and two children.


There's a strong argument here that the genre helps readers identify and articulate needs and feelings they already have, as they notice what kinds of books and heroes they gravitate toward.--Linda Holmes"Monkey See, NPR's Pop Culture Blog" (10/05/2011)
"If you read it through and still come away in any doubt as to how amazing both Romance Novels and the people of the Romance Community truly are, then I do believe your heart and soul and possibly brain may be made of stone. And, if that is the case, then you are in most desperate need of reading one of the books Sarah uses as examples throughout the book. " - The Book Goat
"Winning, entertaining and highly persuasive... Fans of the romance genre are likely to come away feeling vindicated; newcomers may be inspired to pick up a few new paperbacks with racy covers" - Kirkus
"A joyous celebration of those novels we all love to read, romances." - Historical Hilarity
"If you ever had anyone sneer at you when you say you read romance novels, this is a book you should whip out and start quoting from." - Night Owl Reviews
"As a reader and a writer, I think this is a must read... " - Beck's Book Picks
"A pleasure to read... It promote[s] the positive elements of romance books. " - SOS Aloha
"This little book packs a wallop of laughs, spews smart sarcastic rhetoric with sound advise - add to that creative longings to make us dream, and mullets for years to come. " - Aisle B
"Ra-ra-romance!" - Chrisbookarama
"There's a strong argument here that the genre helps readers identify and articulate needs and feelings they already have, as they notice what kinds of books and heroes they gravitate toward." - Monkey See, NPR's Pop Culture Blog
"A humorous yet poignant guide to romance, both the highs and lows... a whole lot of fun that ended way too quickly. " - My House of Books
"Wendell will make you laugh while reprimanding you and shock the socks right off your feet, all with a smile and a no-nonsense manner." - Laugh Love Write
"[Wendell] opens your eyes by connecting romance with everyday life. " - BookLoons.com
"Don't you love it when a book reinforces what you already believe? " - In the Hammock
"A delightful read... humorous and entertaining." - The Book Girl
"I realized how much romance novels have played and continue to play an important role in helping me and my husband with our relationship... funny and thoughtful. " - PonyTails Book Reviews
"A fun and insightful look at why romance novels are so popular and have been for decades and how readers can benefit from reading them." - Leslie's Psyche
"A great tribute to romance readers and the genre..." - Loves to Read for Fun
"Witty, funny, and utterly entertaining... " - The Royal Reviews
"Romance novels have come a long way from the "bodice rippers" people scorn when they think of romances. There just might be valuable lessons for everyone in Sarah Wendell's Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels." - Lesa's Book Critiques
"[Wendell] talks at length about applying the lessons of romance to that real life and enriching it not to mention, entertaining yourself in the bargain." - RTBookReviews.com
"Filled with short, amusing topics that are lighthearted, insightful and take a look at how romance books have affected readers. " - Urban Girl Reader
"Make that person who's been harping at you about your romance novels read this book. Maybe they'll get something out of it and start reading them too!" - Simply Stacie
"More than just a passionate defense of romance novels, EIKAL is also a witty, racy, humorous read that does not hesitate to make fun of the stereotypes in the romance genre... " - Writing for Keeps