First Date Stories: Women's Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures


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She Writes Press
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5.43 X 8.43 X 0.71 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Jodi Klein knows what it's like to date longer and later in life. A demanding career and desire to find her "Mr. Yes" led to her becoming an alumna of nearly 400 dates over the course of 26 years. She founded First Date Stories--the podcast and the blog--as a platform for women to share their tales and wisdom so that others can overcome the trials of dating in midlife and find the long-term love they seek. Jodi is an entrepreneur, a marketing executive, and a real estate broker. She is a graduate of UC Davis and holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Jodi lives with her husband in San Francisco.


"Readers will likely come to this book for the intriguing stories, but they'll stay for the supportive common sense that the author dispenses, and they'll appreciate her compassionate tone throughout. A sensible, readable, and, above all, forgiving overview of modern dating."
--Kirkus Reviews

"First Date Stories gives the caliber of experiences that one hopes for when selecting a book . . . I absolutely loved this book and wholly appreciate the contributions that Jodi weaves into a fantastic anthology. Really well done."
--Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

"This collection of hopeful, relatable, funny, and admittedly eye roll-inducing stories wonderfully captures what it's like to date in midlife, with savvy advice that will make dating easier for readers. A must-read for all single women who are considering getting out there or are back out there."
--Erika Ettin, author of Love at First Site: Tips and Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker

"First Date Stories had me laughing from the start. Jodi Klein is a wonderful storyteller, and she does a great job with description. Whether nibbling samples at a grocery store counter or conversing at a coffee shop, I felt like I was actually on each date. For someone who has been married for thirty-eight years, that's something. If you are single, this book, full of advice and warning signs, is for you. It's intelligent, humorous, thought-provoking--the perfect companion."
--Corie Adjmi, author Life and Other Shortcomings

"Such an enjoyable book! While many 'seasoned daters' can get frustrated with the process of finding a partner, Jodi Klein masterfully points out how each date provides us with valuable knowledge about ourselves and gets us one step closer to finding enduring love."
--Marisa T. Cohen, relationship researcher and author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientifific Approach to Love