Book Review – Armchair Interviews


The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online

by Julie Spira

Published by Morgan James Publishing, LLC

Reviewed by Laura Cococcia

In today’s Internet age, many of us can relate to Julie Spira’s online dating adventures. However, while there have been numerous books and online resources written to cover this trendy topic, Spira’s new memoir, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online clearly stands out from the rest.

Undoubtedly, this is one of those books you can’t put down. Reading Spira’s stories – all organized by chapters of a particular date set up via the Web – are simply funny, enjoyable and relate to women and men alike.

While clearly an online dating expert, Spira’s writing style is also sophisticated. From each story’s beginning to end, she sets the scene, shares the details of her characters and shares herself with honesty and humility. She ends the novel with the introduction of the Blackberry and its evolving impact on dating life. Any reader into the e-scene could only imagine a “part two” of Spira’s stories – one that includes the many ways we now electronically connect with people globally – and then date them.

It’s also important to note that Spira is dedicating 10% of the proceeds of her book to the Step Up Women’s Network, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls.

Whether you are dating now, considering jumping into the online dating pool or just want a fun read, Spira has something for everyone.

Armchair Interviews agrees.

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