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Age, Sex, Location

Melissa Pimentel

An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party. So why can't she convince a man she isn't after something more serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning? Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project: each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide - from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path - and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month. Lauren's love life is about to get scientific . . .

Melissa grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on public television. At twenty-two, she made the move to London and has lived there happily for ten years, though has sadly never come across the Ministry of Funny Walks. Before meeting her fiancé, she spent much of her time trawling the London dating scene for clean, non-sociopathic sexual partners and blogging about it, which became the inspiration for her first novel. These days, she spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington and engaging in a long-standing emotional feud with their disgruntled cat, Welles. She works in publishing.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
29/01/2015
Category
  • Fiction
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Extent
416
US
Penguin Group US (Viking)
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Czech
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Film
.Curtis Brown Group Ltd
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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