By Frances Kuffel
Frances Kuffel wasn’t a Victoria’s mystery version, yet she wasn’t so undesirable. Why couldn’t she locate her Mr. correct? As Shakespeare acknowledged, the process real love by no means did run gentle, yet for Kuffel, it appeared like one pothole after one other…
In this sharp and irreverent memoir, Frances Kuffel recollects her quest to interchange her on-again, off-again lover with a person new and ideally much less volatile. Fifty-three and not married, Frances opens her brain to all probabilities. She is going out with an Orthodox Jew, is sort of the sufferer of a scammer, remains out all evening with a guy 20 years her junior, encounters feeding fetishes and shoe fetishes, and customarily reads loads of unusual emails.
Brazenly sincere and insightful, Kuffel comes during the event with a brand new realizing of affection and realizes that what she wishes isn't really inevitably a knight in shining armor. She’d be completely proud of somebody who’ll spend hours deciding to buy vintage teacups along with her, thinks canines will not be sufficient, and needs to be in her lifestyles in the course of the stable and the undesirable. And as soon as she eventually figures out what she’s trying to find, the single problem left is to discover it…
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