Aly Semigran
February 11, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Last Single Woman in America

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Cindy Guidry
publisher
Plume
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it an A-

Fresh from two stinging losses — job and boyfriend — Los Angeles movie executive Cindy Guidry fired off the whip-smart essays in The Last Single Woman in America about her unmarried state. They’re the literary equivalent of a proper first date, punctuated with witty banter, flirtatious ?exchanges, and personal admissions both intimate and painfully awkward? (a man who once dubbed her ”the most beautiful girl in the world” stopped calling because he found her feet to be smelly in bed). Her quest to find love after seemingly endless humiliation and heartbreak is more hopeful ?and genuine — not to mention more? relatable — than Carrie Bradshaw’s ?ever was. A?

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