Is it possible to find love in the 21st century?
We have stretched the blog vacations a bit longer to start with a novel in a genre that is in vogue: ROM COMs. But, in this case, it is written by a man and has a female protagonist. This attractive feature makes the novel very interesting, because Alfred Picó — already with a long career as a writer, expert in communication, and also loving relationships — puts himself in the role of women in a magnificent way, and gives us a funny novel: a perfect manual to survive in the jungle of love and dating, where reality and fiction intersect, making us cry and laugh, since many readers will be able to feel very identified.
What if, after ten years of dating, your boyfriend breaks with you during a romantic dinner? Tragedy strikes the day before the end of the year. Between tears, grapes and chimes, our protagonist’s friends spur her on with a challenge: “You have 365 days to find a partner”. And she accepts. Going through all the stages of mourning after a traumatic breakup, she will link possible candidates with hilarious anecdotes, all inspired by real events.
A Single Woman’s Survival Manual is a female and feminist comedy about what it means to be a single woman today. Finding a “normal” partner can become a risky sport. A tragicomic vision of the world of dating, sentimental relationships and the curious characters (men and women) that we can find in the love jungle of the 21st century.
A fun book, ideal as a gift for those who are looking for love and those who are not. It is the closest thing to watching a series in a streaming platform, which you swallow in a weekend.