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From comedian Ginny Hogan, this laugh-out-loud collection of humor observations explores all the ups and downs of modern romance. Through hilarious, absurd-yet-relatable short stories, quizzes, over-think pieces, and more, Hogan details every stage of a modern relationship—from meeting on an app to becoming official, to breaking up or getting married, to being single. Find o From comedian Ginny Hogan, this laugh-out-loud collection of humor observations explores all the ups and downs of modern romance. Through hilarious, absurd-yet-relatable short stories, quizzes, over-think pieces, and more, Hogan details every stage of a modern relationship—from meeting on an app to becoming official, to breaking up or getting married, to being single. Find out how to successfully ignore any and all red flags. Take a quiz to see if that anxiety attack you're having means you're in a new relationship or if it's that cold brew you just chugged. Read chilling tales about the unfortunate few who actually did lose their phones (they didn't mean to ghost you, they promise). Begging to be shared with friends or sat next to your phone full of Tinder notifications, I'm More Dateable than a Plate Of Refried Beans is the ultimate humor book for anyone who is dating or has ever dated. LAUGH-OUT-LOUD HUMOR FOR ALL: This hilarious book has a little something for everybody, whether you're single, dating, married, monogamous, polyamorous—you name it! UNIQUE CONTENT: Full of absurd yet relatable stories, quirky lists, quizzes and more, this is a nice repose to other modern dating books, whose pages try to offer sincere advice. Modern dating is weird and sometimes you just need to commiserate and laugh! GREAT GIFT: This book begs to be shared, a fun gift for your single friends, friends who are dating, and even your friends who are married! Perfect for: • Anyone who has dated or is dating • Galentine's day, birthday, and holiday shoppers • Parents looking for gifts for their tech-savvy Millennial and Gen Z kids • Fans of How to Date Men when You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson, Notes from the Bathroom Line by Amy Solomon, and No One Asked for This by Cazzie David


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From comedian Ginny Hogan, this laugh-out-loud collection of humor observations explores all the ups and downs of modern romance. Through hilarious, absurd-yet-relatable short stories, quizzes, over-think pieces, and more, Hogan details every stage of a modern relationship—from meeting on an app to becoming official, to breaking up or getting married, to being single. Find o From comedian Ginny Hogan, this laugh-out-loud collection of humor observations explores all the ups and downs of modern romance. Through hilarious, absurd-yet-relatable short stories, quizzes, over-think pieces, and more, Hogan details every stage of a modern relationship—from meeting on an app to becoming official, to breaking up or getting married, to being single. Find out how to successfully ignore any and all red flags. Take a quiz to see if that anxiety attack you're having means you're in a new relationship or if it's that cold brew you just chugged. Read chilling tales about the unfortunate few who actually did lose their phones (they didn't mean to ghost you, they promise). Begging to be shared with friends or sat next to your phone full of Tinder notifications, I'm More Dateable than a Plate Of Refried Beans is the ultimate humor book for anyone who is dating or has ever dated. LAUGH-OUT-LOUD HUMOR FOR ALL: This hilarious book has a little something for everybody, whether you're single, dating, married, monogamous, polyamorous—you name it! UNIQUE CONTENT: Full of absurd yet relatable stories, quirky lists, quizzes and more, this is a nice repose to other modern dating books, whose pages try to offer sincere advice. Modern dating is weird and sometimes you just need to commiserate and laugh! GREAT GIFT: This book begs to be shared, a fun gift for your single friends, friends who are dating, and even your friends who are married! Perfect for: • Anyone who has dated or is dating • Galentine's day, birthday, and holiday shoppers • Parents looking for gifts for their tech-savvy Millennial and Gen Z kids • Fans of How to Date Men when You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson, Notes from the Bathroom Line by Amy Solomon, and No One Asked for This by Cazzie David

30 review for I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans: And Other Romantic Observations

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer MacMaster

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was a decent read. There were a few sections that I almost had soda spewing from my nose like this line, “Sex positions that are particularly weird to hang out in once you’re done… 69: okay, you wanted it in your mouth but did you want it in your face.” Overall, most of the book was ok. It compiled a lot of short stories, quizzes, etc. You could skip around if you so choose. There’s a lot of talk about dating apps and while some sounded familiar as in I’ve heard of them, many I wasn’t This book was a decent read. There were a few sections that I almost had soda spewing from my nose like this line, “Sex positions that are particularly weird to hang out in once you’re done… 69: okay, you wanted it in your mouth but did you want it in your face.” Overall, most of the book was ok. It compiled a lot of short stories, quizzes, etc. You could skip around if you so choose. There’s a lot of talk about dating apps and while some sounded familiar as in I’ve heard of them, many I wasn’t familiar with as I’ve been married for many years. I was hoping for more humor but I felt like everything was a personal joke and I didn’t get the punch line.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul Cioffi

    What a fun read! Instead of googling every dating question known to humankind, Ginny has expertly offered a witty enjoyable trip on the nuances of dating. Ginny aptly states that "dating is something you should really only do for yourself." With this truth she recreates today's dating world through clever anecdotes, current lingo, and fun self-humorous quizzes. I really enjoyed reading this. It's also a equally fun book to discuss with others. Maybe even on a first or second date! I hope you enj What a fun read! Instead of googling every dating question known to humankind, Ginny has expertly offered a witty enjoyable trip on the nuances of dating. Ginny aptly states that "dating is something you should really only do for yourself." With this truth she recreates today's dating world through clever anecdotes, current lingo, and fun self-humorous quizzes. I really enjoyed reading this. It's also a equally fun book to discuss with others. Maybe even on a first or second date! I hope you enjoy Ginny's priceless dating observations as much as I did!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Casper

    Disclaimer: I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Full discussion at https://casperintherye.wordpress.com/... Okay, first of all, this book is just FUN!! Like, I would love to be besties with the author kind of fun. The graphic design is amazing- bright colors, cool fonts and layouts... It's like reading a snarky, sarcastic version of Seventeen magazine. On top of that, it's absolutely hysterical. I wasn't super sure when I started reading it if I'd be a good audien Disclaimer: I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Full discussion at https://casperintherye.wordpress.com/... Okay, first of all, this book is just FUN!! Like, I would love to be besties with the author kind of fun. The graphic design is amazing- bright colors, cool fonts and layouts... It's like reading a snarky, sarcastic version of Seventeen magazine. On top of that, it's absolutely hysterical. I wasn't super sure when I started reading it if I'd be a good audience for it as someone who is partnered and hasn't been in the whole dating app game for some time. Ginny Hogan proved me totally wrong! I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans has a ton of versatile pieces that will hit home for everyone who has ever dated (or even thought about dating). There are quizzes, lists, fake text conversations, how-to guides, "modernized" versions of well-known media, and hilarious "overthink" pieces. Some of my personal favorites were Characters from Classic Rom-Coms (written as) Matches on Tinder, Love Songs You'll Realize Are Deeply Unromantic Once You Think About It One Time, and What My Therapist Recommends I Say in a Fight vs. What I Say in a Fight. I swear, Hogan has the most creative and endless material for hilarious writing about relationships. But underneath all the layers of humor here, there's a real story about societal expectations and pressure of relationships. We're supposed to follow an exact order of finding The One, settling down, having a family- and all on a strict deadline! Hogan touches on all the anxiety of those pressures that are placed on us in a creative and fun way. I can't wait for this book to come out in May 2022 because I want to discuss it with all of my reader friends. I had to settle for reading snippets of it to my partner, wherein I was laughing so hard he couldn't understand what I was saying. Seriously, pick this one up!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Timothy W

    Ginny's timely book is a hilarious update and education on the modern state of dating. Citing her vast personal experience and her knowledge of the human condition as we know it, Ginny dives deep into background, slang, examples of catchphrases, red flags and how to's. This is a necessary and upbeat manual for the modern dater. Make sure to own a copy and read it. You will laugh a great deal, so read it twice. Ginny's timely book is a hilarious update and education on the modern state of dating. Citing her vast personal experience and her knowledge of the human condition as we know it, Ginny dives deep into background, slang, examples of catchphrases, red flags and how to's. This is a necessary and upbeat manual for the modern dater. Make sure to own a copy and read it. You will laugh a great deal, so read it twice.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Debora

    I didn’t know Ginny Hogan wrote books. I didn’t even know she did standup comedy. I just knew her from those hilarious (and absolutely always relatable) tweets she screenshots for instagram (look, I’m a very specific version of Millennial that’s not on twitter, but always on Insta. Or on a dating app.) In this book, Ginny had captured the essence of those hilarious tweets and made it into a book. It’s very pretty to look at and I mainly wanted it to display it on my coffee table (not that I have I didn’t know Ginny Hogan wrote books. I didn’t even know she did standup comedy. I just knew her from those hilarious (and absolutely always relatable) tweets she screenshots for instagram (look, I’m a very specific version of Millennial that’s not on twitter, but always on Insta. Or on a dating app.) In this book, Ginny had captured the essence of those hilarious tweets and made it into a book. It’s very pretty to look at and I mainly wanted it to display it on my coffee table (not that I have one yet, but a girl can dream) to casually browse through and show off. But then I actually read it cover to cover because it was so, so, so painfully spot on about the dating experience of people like me (hint: I’m 33 and live in NYC. It’s a disaster zone). Each chapter goes through the various stages of grief uhm sorry I meant online dating - from setting up your dating profile to early dating and the dangers of social media, to breakups to deciding to stay single forever (and being judged by all your friends who are getting married). I loved the various formats she chose, and chuckled every time I recognised a joke from twitter-Insta, and generally was absolutely entertained while reading this book. The kinda “giggle constantly and occasionally snort out loudly, much to the surprise of the older gentlemen sitting next to you on the subway/ in the park/ in a cafe)” way of entertained. Maybe don’t read this book in public if you don’t want to get those looks. Things I learned: there’s a soul mate waiting out there for me (but I’ve probably swiped left on him because he’s too short), what to say to my spouse should I accidentally find myself dating a prince, that i definitely need my own Roomba, and most importantly: that I shouldn’t settle because if my stories about failed dating are only half as funny as Ginny’s, I’d have reached peak hilarity.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Matheus Alencar

    A series of short but relentlessly funny dating-related articles and short stories, I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans gets a little too relatable at points and, I feel, calls me out personally for being 5'7" and not lending anyone my Roomba. Still, the author does a very good job of dissecting the pitfalls and hypocrisies of modern dating (read:online dating), both in a way that only someone too experienced in it is able to, as well as in a way that is perfectly understandable by a A series of short but relentlessly funny dating-related articles and short stories, I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans gets a little too relatable at points and, I feel, calls me out personally for being 5'7" and not lending anyone my Roomba. Still, the author does a very good job of dissecting the pitfalls and hypocrisies of modern dating (read:online dating), both in a way that only someone too experienced in it is able to, as well as in a way that is perfectly understandable by anyone who may not have gone down that path. If you've ever online dated, offline dated, thought about dating, seen romantic movies, or if you're a fruit fly, I think you'll enjoy this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mara

    Ginny articulates the highs and lows of dating so poignantly yet hysterically. It had similar vibes to "how to date men when you hate men". It was a really wonderful book that examines modern dating culture through a unique lens. would recommend! Ginny articulates the highs and lows of dating so poignantly yet hysterically. It had similar vibes to "how to date men when you hate men". It was a really wonderful book that examines modern dating culture through a unique lens. would recommend!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Professor Smith

    A very funny book from a very funny comic. I admit that I found this book as a fan of her comedy, rather than the other way around. But it does live up to her standards of exceptional topical snark. If the cover interests you, the book will fully live up to it. Ginny is exactly the mix of insightful and hilarious that so many would-be influencers and vloggers aspire to, while remaining genuine and likeable. This book is a perfect case study in that.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mama K

    This is a very light-hearted and fast read. I got through it in about 2.5 hours over Spring Break. This is in an odd format--many "chapters " are just lists. This reads more like a transcript of one of Hogan's stand-up routines. Parts of it are side-achingly funny;other parts are just inane. But I'm an old woman married nearly 4 decades, so maybe 40 years ago it ALL would've been funny to me. I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a very light-hearted and fast read. I got through it in about 2.5 hours over Spring Break. This is in an odd format--many "chapters " are just lists. This reads more like a transcript of one of Hogan's stand-up routines. Parts of it are side-achingly funny;other parts are just inane. But I'm an old woman married nearly 4 decades, so maybe 40 years ago it ALL would've been funny to me. I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Eric S

    I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans is a smart, funny, and insightfully entertaining ride through relationships and dating in the always-on, always online world we find ourselves in today. I was fortunate enough to be granted access to a copy to read in exchange for an honest review, and it couldn't have been any easier to provide one that is both honest and glowing. This collection of essays, musings, and short stories deconstruct and examine pretty much every aspect of modern dating I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans is a smart, funny, and insightfully entertaining ride through relationships and dating in the always-on, always online world we find ourselves in today. I was fortunate enough to be granted access to a copy to read in exchange for an honest review, and it couldn't have been any easier to provide one that is both honest and glowing. This collection of essays, musings, and short stories deconstruct and examine pretty much every aspect of modern dating and the quest for, if not the right one, at least one for right now. From how to 'better' handle red flags to proposals for entirely new dating apps and more, Ginny provides a consistently highly entertaining, very funny and original outlook.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tali Cargill

    I found Ginny Hogan’s new book, “I’m More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans,” much to the chagrin of the people who choose to be in close proximity to me, unbearably funny. I suppose my frequent snorts and bursts of laughter were annoying and I probably only made things worse by sighing, “Oh, nothing,” every time someone asked me what was so funny. The ups and downs of contemporary dating (and Modern Love) are handled with the honesty and humor you’d expect from Hogan and she extols hidden t I found Ginny Hogan’s new book, “I’m More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans,” much to the chagrin of the people who choose to be in close proximity to me, unbearably funny. I suppose my frequent snorts and bursts of laughter were annoying and I probably only made things worse by sighing, “Oh, nothing,” every time someone asked me what was so funny. The ups and downs of contemporary dating (and Modern Love) are handled with the honesty and humor you’d expect from Hogan and she extols hidden tidbits of wisdom on every page, give or take. If you buy this book, you’ll be getting your money’s worth.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rockford Halleron

    The timing of getting my copy was amazing as I've just started online dating again after a slight break (Clinton was president last time I dated). This FUNNY! AS in I scared my cat out of my lap I was laughing so hard (more than once). If you love funny, have issues about dating, love pina coladas (wait that's a song never mind) You should read this book! The timing of getting my copy was amazing as I've just started online dating again after a slight break (Clinton was president last time I dated). This FUNNY! AS in I scared my cat out of my lap I was laughing so hard (more than once). If you love funny, have issues about dating, love pina coladas (wait that's a song never mind) You should read this book!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stroop

    Hilarious and delightful. “I’m More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans” is full of fun, sarcastic, and silly stories, quizzes, and texts about dating, breaking up, and being in a relationship. It feels like you’re reading letters from a friend. I recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, enjoyable read about modern love (and to anyone who rolls their eyes while they read NYT’s Modern Love column but is also genuinely moved). The book is also beautiful, with lovely illustrations and typef Hilarious and delightful. “I’m More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans” is full of fun, sarcastic, and silly stories, quizzes, and texts about dating, breaking up, and being in a relationship. It feels like you’re reading letters from a friend. I recommend this to anyone looking for a quick, enjoyable read about modern love (and to anyone who rolls their eyes while they read NYT’s Modern Love column but is also genuinely moved). The book is also beautiful, with lovely illustrations and typefaces sprinkled throughout. Enjoy! Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this ARC.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Christine Piepmeier

    I loved this book so much. There are so many different formats within it (little stories, quizzes, text chains, etc.), and I loved them all. It made the book easy to read, and it was infused with humor. I also love a lot of the points the author makes in the book about relationships, being single, and more. I would highly recommend this book! I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Emma Kantor

    A friend of mine once gave me a self-help book titled "Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred." I hid it in a drawer and never read a single page. Ginny Hogan gave me an advanced copy of her forthcoming humor book titled "I'm More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans: And Other Romantic Observations." I rejoiced. I definitely did not hide it in shame. In fact, if it weren't an ebook, I would've proudly shoved it in strangers' faces and said, "Look at this delightful book I'm reading!" A friend of mine once gave me a self-help book titled "Sexual Anorexia: Overcoming Sexual Self-Hatred." I hid it in a drawer and never read a single page. Ginny Hogan gave me an advanced copy of her forthcoming humor book titled "I'm More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans: And Other Romantic Observations." I rejoiced. I definitely did not hide it in shame. In fact, if it weren't an ebook, I would've proudly shoved it in strangers' faces and said, "Look at this delightful book I'm reading!" I guess that's what I'm doing here. If, like me, you're already a fan of Hogan's short-form humor writing and tweets, you will revel in the chance to spend more time in her witty presence. And if not, you will be a fan by the time you read the book. In a range of formats—listicles, texts, "overthink pieces," sketches, and more—she skewers contemporary courtship in all its absurdity. Some of my favorite bits: how-tos for ignoring red flags on dating apps; a primer for explaining to your friends that you met your partner IRL (shudders); the time traveler who attempts to explain ghosting to Lizzie Bennet from "Pride and Prejudice"; and the Modern Love essay about the writer's endless pursuit of publishing a Modern Love essay. In the Conclusion, Hogan claims she has "no grand insights. I don't even have small insights" on dating, only jokes—but I found plenty of both in her pages. My new standard: dating should be at least as fun as reading this book. I am probably setting the bar too high.... I can't wait to give this to my best friends, regardless of their relationship status. I think it's a gift they'll genuinely enjoy and wouldn't dream of hiding in a drawer.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Darren Meyer

    Hogan fills her book with her quirky and original humorous take on modern dating, including dating apps because "[y]our chosen dating app may well be the longest relationship of your adult life". From her not-so-scientific experiment of testing personal photos against a photo of refried beans on Tinder (the origin of the title), a snarky quiz on which dating app is right for you, a fictional piece on God herself creating a dating app based on Google search history (it does not go well), and a gu Hogan fills her book with her quirky and original humorous take on modern dating, including dating apps because "[y]our chosen dating app may well be the longest relationship of your adult life". From her not-so-scientific experiment of testing personal photos against a photo of refried beans on Tinder (the origin of the title), a snarky quiz on which dating app is right for you, a fictional piece on God herself creating a dating app based on Google search history (it does not go well), and a guide to how to ignore red flag statements while dating, Hogan is very funny, creative, and clearly shows she spends way too much time online. Its structure is essentially a set of essays / quizes / infographics, making it easy to consume in short bursts whenever you need a good laugh. Whether you're active on dating apps, have given up on dating, have successfully partnered up, just enjoy sexual innuendo, or just work in tech (she casually slips in self-driving cars and the word "petabyte"), I recommend this quirky read for a good laugh.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pouliewaeg

    Full disclosure, I've never met anyone I fell in love with on a dating app. I'm also generally aromantic and against the heteronormative mating rituals for political reasons. I enjoyed this book immensely as an anthropological study of the Other Side. As much as we talk about the effects of living on a dying planet and the ennui of civilization, the interpersonal effects of this environment might be best observed in the scarcity economics that regulate the modern practice of coupling up. Lines l Full disclosure, I've never met anyone I fell in love with on a dating app. I'm also generally aromantic and against the heteronormative mating rituals for political reasons. I enjoyed this book immensely as an anthropological study of the Other Side. As much as we talk about the effects of living on a dying planet and the ennui of civilization, the interpersonal effects of this environment might be best observed in the scarcity economics that regulate the modern practice of coupling up. Lines like "Once, I voluntarily went on a second date at a comic book museum," I am sure are universally relatable. One does wonder the long term Darwinian gamble that is involved in attempting to find a long term equitable arrangement for sharing household labor. Somehow, "our earliest ancestors showed up on this planet without the ability to walk upright, form sentences, or use Incognito mode to stalk their exes, and yet they figured out how to keep the population going." Anyway, I'm glad I'm not straight. If you are straight and kind of regretting it, this book might be good to read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sam Hughes

    Sending all of my love to Chronicle Books and Ginny Hogan for sending me this beautiful Hardcover copy of I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans: And Other Romantic Observations. Comedic talent and realist, Ginny Hogan takes us on wild wide about what it means to date/be single in the digital age of now with dating apps and genital pics and ghosting, oh my! Told through various interactive quizzes, lists, "Overthink Pieces", How Tos, and perhaps even some true/false stories, you'll find Sending all of my love to Chronicle Books and Ginny Hogan for sending me this beautiful Hardcover copy of I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans: And Other Romantic Observations. Comedic talent and realist, Ginny Hogan takes us on wild wide about what it means to date/be single in the digital age of now with dating apps and genital pics and ghosting, oh my! Told through various interactive quizzes, lists, "Overthink Pieces", How Tos, and perhaps even some true/false stories, you'll find yourself laughing until you cry at these brutally honest regurgitations. I'm not even gonna lie I did heat up these Refried Beans as I finished this book and it added to the ambiance. I 100% recommend this book to EVERYONE! Even if you're in a relationship, there are some good tid-bits and one-liners in this text that I think we can ALL appreciate! Do yourself a favor and just put this one in your cart for when it comes out on Tuesday, May 3rd!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Robert Mackey

    Do you learn for freedom from romantic stress? Liberty from choice & consequence -- the kind of blissful indifference one only achieves through utter disconnect from reality? Then I have good news, existential seeker: this book is your opportunity to confront absurdity in real-world terms! No longer will you force yourself to break down social interactions with purely philosophical constructs to shape your feeble mortal thoughts! Now, with the benefit of scientific research, you have access to l Do you learn for freedom from romantic stress? Liberty from choice & consequence -- the kind of blissful indifference one only achieves through utter disconnect from reality? Then I have good news, existential seeker: this book is your opportunity to confront absurdity in real-world terms! No longer will you force yourself to break down social interactions with purely philosophical constructs to shape your feeble mortal thoughts! Now, with the benefit of scientific research, you have access to literally millions (reviewer estimation - ed.) of tales from the front lines of human passion. The time is nigh for you to emerge from your chrysalis. This book is your catalyst.

  20. 4 out of 5

    snoopdonniedogdirt

    I 'met' Ginny Hogan on the internet and immediately fell in love...with her comedy. So it seems fitting I would fall in love with this book...which I did. Ms. Hogan's deliciously recounted disclosures of past dating experiences and close encounters of the male kind are intimately pontificated upon, swirled about and unabashedly laid down spread eagle for all to bear witness to, (mom included). Besides being exceedingly funny, her observations are often ironic and thought provoking; and her socia I 'met' Ginny Hogan on the internet and immediately fell in love...with her comedy. So it seems fitting I would fall in love with this book...which I did. Ms. Hogan's deliciously recounted disclosures of past dating experiences and close encounters of the male kind are intimately pontificated upon, swirled about and unabashedly laid down spread eagle for all to bear witness to, (mom included). Besides being exceedingly funny, her observations are often ironic and thought provoking; and her social commentary rings true. Read this book and you will find yourself laughing inside, laughing out loud and nodding to yourself in agreement. Then you will tell your one friend about it.. Enjoy.

  21. 4 out of 5

    MookNana

    This is a light, fun send-up of modern romance from app-based dating to moving in and beyond. The tone is completely irreverent which might be a welcome relief for anyone burned out on trying to make a connection in this strange new world! There is a nice mix of formats and styles including guides, quizzes, "overthink pieces" and imagined dialogues. Anyone looking a laugh alongside some validation about how challenging relationships can be will have a good time with this one. Many thanks to the p This is a light, fun send-up of modern romance from app-based dating to moving in and beyond. The tone is completely irreverent which might be a welcome relief for anyone burned out on trying to make a connection in this strange new world! There is a nice mix of formats and styles including guides, quizzes, "overthink pieces" and imagined dialogues. Anyone looking a laugh alongside some validation about how challenging relationships can be will have a good time with this one. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Koebrich

    Ginny Hogan's vignettes in this book are completely relatable to anyone who's tried dating in the era of the smartphone. Her rapier wit pokes fun at absurdity of trying to use an algorithm to find your soulmate, while simultaneously skewering the artificial restrictions we place on who we consider "date able." All the while asking the important question, "What's more of a turnoff than someone being too into you?" The answer is obviously "nothing." You totally need to get this book. You're going Ginny Hogan's vignettes in this book are completely relatable to anyone who's tried dating in the era of the smartphone. Her rapier wit pokes fun at absurdity of trying to use an algorithm to find your soulmate, while simultaneously skewering the artificial restrictions we place on who we consider "date able." All the while asking the important question, "What's more of a turnoff than someone being too into you?" The answer is obviously "nothing." You totally need to get this book. You're going to get this book!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brian Freese

    One of the first things I learned from reading IMD(PR)B is that Circuit City is out of business. I was a weird kid, but growing up in small-town Iowa, I had always dreamt of visiting a Circuit City. Even after learning this distressing fact, I kept reading. I would have never guessed this decision would result in my looking up the prime factorization of the number 89, and my rueful discovery that I COULD, in fact, name all five of the Spice Girls. Hilarious and witty from start to finish. 10/10 w One of the first things I learned from reading IMD(PR)B is that Circuit City is out of business. I was a weird kid, but growing up in small-town Iowa, I had always dreamt of visiting a Circuit City. Even after learning this distressing fact, I kept reading. I would have never guessed this decision would result in my looking up the prime factorization of the number 89, and my rueful discovery that I COULD, in fact, name all five of the Spice Girls. Hilarious and witty from start to finish. 10/10 would read again.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hugo

    So happy i got to read this book. Hilarious On a whole different level. Taking you through subject matter that is both relatable, and unexpected by Ginny’s take. The humor is layered in ways only a genius can produce and i was left both blown away, and at peace with the portrayals presented. To organize words into a book about a subject we all face, with a quality of humor unrivaled, is an endeavor only put together by a professional. Highly recommend. Its an amazing gift as well !

  25. 4 out of 5

    Willem Jonkers

    Excellent read. It makes me very happy that I do not have to date in this weird era of dating apps. It's riddled with snarky observations, but still explains really well how to navigate your way through this digital lovefest. Visually it's also great, it's not a bland how-to book without graphical substance. I'm happy I had a chance to read it. Visiting the US in a few months, I might just book a show! Excellent read. It makes me very happy that I do not have to date in this weird era of dating apps. It's riddled with snarky observations, but still explains really well how to navigate your way through this digital lovefest. Visually it's also great, it's not a bland how-to book without graphical substance. I'm happy I had a chance to read it. Visiting the US in a few months, I might just book a show!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ed Ryan

    More relatable than your date from online means... As a fan of Ginny Hogan's standup and twitter musings, this book did not disappoint. It is a laugh-out-loud funny series of short satirical works on the absurdity and horrors of modern dating. You will recognize yourself in these pages, and it is comforting indeed to know that you are in such esteemed company as Ginny's on this dating adventure! More relatable than your date from online means... As a fan of Ginny Hogan's standup and twitter musings, this book did not disappoint. It is a laugh-out-loud funny series of short satirical works on the absurdity and horrors of modern dating. You will recognize yourself in these pages, and it is comforting indeed to know that you are in such esteemed company as Ginny's on this dating adventure!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Adam Anthon

    If you have used a dating app in the last decade this is the book for you. It's a fun read that will keep you laughing the whole way through with Ginny's stories, lists and quizzes about the hurdles of modern dating. A fantastic satire that reminds me of the sharp wit of George Carlin and the clever humor of Christopher Moore. I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans is a thoroughly enjoyable read! If you have used a dating app in the last decade this is the book for you. It's a fun read that will keep you laughing the whole way through with Ginny's stories, lists and quizzes about the hurdles of modern dating. A fantastic satire that reminds me of the sharp wit of George Carlin and the clever humor of Christopher Moore. I'm More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans is a thoroughly enjoyable read!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    I’m More Dateable than a Plate of Refried Beans is about dating. This was such a funny book to read. I loved that there were lists, short stories, observations, fake text conversations, etc. in the book; it made the book really interesting. The graphics were great. It almost felt like I was reading a magazine. *Thank you Netgalley for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review.*

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gino Brunetti

    I’ve been following the author on various social media for quite some time and the humor and content I have come to enjoy is translated well to the page. Anyone who has had to experience the anxiety and overall weirdness of dating in a bottomless (in more ways than one) 21st century dating pool will appreciate the author and this book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Piss lizard boi

    Honestly Ginny, I think we're both more dateable than a plate of refried beans. I'm on a date with a plate of refried beans this very second and I am not enjoying myself. Infact I got so bored that I went online book shopping for help on this predicemant I find myself in and encountered your book. I'm glad I'm not the only one that dislikes going on dates with plates of refried beans. Honestly Ginny, I think we're both more dateable than a plate of refried beans. I'm on a date with a plate of refried beans this very second and I am not enjoying myself. Infact I got so bored that I went online book shopping for help on this predicemant I find myself in and encountered your book. I'm glad I'm not the only one that dislikes going on dates with plates of refried beans.

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