Twenty-One Truths About Love

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Twenty-One Truths About Love
  • Matthew Dicks
  • 22 September 2018
  • 1250103487

About the Author: Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and the upcoming novels The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight, as well as the nonfiction Storyworthy Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Art of Storytelling His novels have been translated intothan 25 languages worldwide Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend was the 2014 Dolly Gray Award winner and was nominated for a 2017 Nutmeg Award in Connecticut Matthew was also awarded first prize in 2016 and second prize in 2017 in the Magazine Humorous Column category by the CT Society of Professional Journalists He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and the musicals Caught in the Middle, Sticks Stones, and Summertime He has written comic books for Double Take comics He is a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in Reader s Digest, The Hartford Courant, Parents magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor He was awarded first prize for opinion writing in 2015 by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists When not hunched over a computer screen, Matthew fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a speaking coach, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach, and a Lord of Sealand He has been teaching for 20 years and is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.Matthew is a 35 time Moth StorySLAM champion and 5 time GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast He has also told stories for This American Life, TED, The Colin McEnroe Show, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Literary Death Match, The Mouth, and many others He has performed in such venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Wilbur Theater, The Academy of Music in North Hampton, CT, The Bynam Theater of Pittsburgh, The Bell House in NYC, The Lebanon Opera House, Boston University, and Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT.He is a regular guest on several Slate podcasts, including The Gist, where he teaches storytelling.Matthew is also the co founder and creative director of Speak Up, a Hartford based storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England He teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, and school districts around the world He has most recently taught at Yale University, The University of Connecticut Law School, Purdue University, The Connecticut Historical Society, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Miss Porter s School, The Berkshire School, and Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil Matthew is the creator and co host of Boy vs Girl, a podcast about gender and gender stereotypes Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.


Twenty-One Truths About LoveRadical, extraordinary, and profoundly humanTaylor Jenkins Reid1 Daniel Mayrock loves his wife Jill than anything 2 Dan quit his job and opened a bookshop.3 Jill is ready to have a baby 4 Dan is scared the bookshop isn t doing well Financial crisis is imminent 5 Dan hasn t told Jill about their financial trouble He s ashamed 6 Then Jill gets pregnant.This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family But Dan doesn t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family s finances he wants to become someone.1 Dan wants to do something special 2 He s a man who is tired of feeling ordinary 3 He s sick of feeling like a failure 4 Of living in the shadow of his wife s deceased first husband.Dan is also an obsessive list maker, and his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan s hilarious sense of humor, unique world view, and deeply personal thoughts When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he s willing to anything for the love and soon to be new love of his life. Free Download eBook Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Twenty-One Truths About Love

  1. Meredith says:

    I was going to create my own list comprised of twenty one truths about this book, but I realized I only needed one I loved Twenty one Truths About Love Twenty one Truths About Love is a humorous, quirky, and endearing read about one man s fears, anxiety about impending fatherhood, feelings mostly of inadequacy , and the minutiae of daily life all detailed in the lists ...

  2. Fran says:

    We lie most often to the people we love Time passes, lies multiply, and arguably a situation worsens Case in point, Dan Mayrock s expenses which are outpacing his income at the bookstore he opened after leaving teaching Jill, his pregnant wife, is being kept in the dark, led to believe the bookstore is profitable Financial disaster is looming on the horizon.Dan is overwhelmed and anxiety ridden His former therapist suggested that he log his feelings Dan does so in the form of We lie most often to the people we love Time passes, lies multiply, and arguably a situation worsens Case in point, Dan Mayrock s expenses which are outpacing his income at the bookstore he opened after leaving teaching Jill, his pregnant wife, is being kept in the dark, led to believe the bookstore is profitable Financial disaster is looming on the horizon.Dan is overwhelmed and anxiety ridden His former therapist suggested that he log his feelings Dan does so in the form of obsessive lists Everything, even the minutest occurrence, is on some detailed list Dan and Jill met at ...

  3. Larry H says:

    Things I enjoyed about this book 1 The fact the book was written entirely in lists was really creative.2 Amidst everything that went on in the book, it s really a story about love, fear, and family.3 Many of Dan s thoughts are surprisingly on par with mine.Things I didn t enjoy about this book 1 The list format started to wear me down.2 There was one particular plotline that I found really irksome 3 Darned book made me cryDan left his teaching job to run a Things Things I enjoyed about this book 1 The fact the book was written entirely in lists was really creative.2 Amidst everything that went on in the book, it s really a story about love, fear, and family.3 Many of Dan s thoughts are surprisingly on par with mine.Things I didn t enjoy about this book 1 The list format started to wear me down.2 There was one particular plotline...

  4. Cheri says:

    NOW AVAILABLE 4.5 StarsSeven years ago I read Matthew DicksMemoirs of an Imaginary Friendand loved it, so I was anxious to check out his latest,Twenty one Truths About Love While the idea of a novel written entirely in lists sounds a bit out of the ordinary, the reality is that this one allows the reader to slowly get to know Daniel Mayrock, his personal insecurities about his marriage to Jill, the potential success or failure of his bookshop, bills that are NOW AVAILABLE 4.5 StarsSeven years ago I read Matthew DicksMemoirs of an Imaginary Friendand loved it, so I was anxious to check out his latest,Twenty one Truths About Love While the idea of a novel written entirely in lists sounds a bit out of the ordinary, the reality is that this one allows the reader to slowly get to know Daniel Mayrock, his personal insecurities about his marriage to Jill, the potential success or failure of his bookshop, bills that are nowimposing since he left his teaching position, as well as his outlook on life and the way we often fail at maintaining the love and life we had envision...

  5. Liz says:

    The premise of this book intrigued me a book made up completely of lists But what sounds good in principal didn t quite live up to its potential Despite being told purely in the form of lists, it doesn t take long to get the gist of the story 1 Dan has left teaching to open a bookstore 2 The bookstore is losing money and they re on the verge of going broke 3 Jill doesn t know this 4 Jill wants a baby and becomes pregnant 5 Jill is a widow 6 dan writes lists about every idiot thou The premise of this book intrigued me a book made up completely of lists But what sounds good in principal didn t quite live up to its potential Despite being told purely in the form of lists, it doesn t take long to get the gist of the story 1 Dan has left teaching to open a bookstore 2 The bookstore is losing money and they re on the verge of going broke 3 Jill doesn t know this 4 Jill wants a baby and becomes pregnant 5 Jill is a widow 6 dan writes lists about every idiot thought he s ever had.Why I dislike Dan1 I don t care about 90% of what Dan writes 2 Dan not only hides their financial condition from Jill, but doesn t seem to have any meaningful communication with her at all 3 he dislikes Jill s dog 4 Dan is a total wimp 5 Dan is a complete Idiot when it comes to thinking of ways out of his financial difficulties 6 I like thank you notes I think one of the few...

  6. Katie B says:

    When I read the publisher synopsis for this one, I instantly was intrigued The entire story is told by lists the male protagonist, Dan, has written Yes, lists At first glance when you flip thru the pages, it sure doesn t look like a typical story But give this one a chance as somehow the author manages to pull off a pretty decent story while doing so in an unusual way.Dan loves his wife Jill and he can t entirely figure out what an amazing woman like her is doing wi...

  7. Bam cooks the books ;-) says:

    What A novel made up entirely of lists That s either extremely innovative or just plain crazy OkayI m coming down on the side of innovative because you know what I thought those lists did work to tell this story Reason for Dan s lists He saw a therapist who suggested journaling, which he thought sucked So list making was a compromise and is now a habit, a way to think things out and make sense of things on paper But for Dan a habit is just an obsession that pretends to the inten What A novel made up entirely of lists That s either extremely innovative or just plain crazy OkayI m coming down on the side of innovative because you know what I thought those lists did work to tell this story Reason for Dan s lists He saw a therapist who suggested journaling, which he thought sucked So list making was a compromise and is now a habit, a way to think things out and make sense of things on paper But for Dan a habit is just an obsession that pretends to the intentional and controllable Problem 1 Dan is married to the woman of his dreams who is a young widow but somehow her first husband Peter is a wall between them in Dan s mind How does he measure up How can you compete with a dead man who can do no wrong Problem 2 Dan has quit teaching and opened a bookshop which isn t doing all that well He lies to his wife about the state of their finance...

  8. Erin says:

    Dan Mayrock is an ex teacher that now runs his own bookstore and through lists unfolds his story of not being completely honest to his wife, Jill The couple are now expecting a baby and Dan has to work through a lot of his issues in order to move on or face some pretty severe consequences The list thing did wear on me by the 52% mark, but I still wanted to find out if Jill and Dan were going to have an honest discussion about what he was keeping from her So that kept me reading and I was qu Dan Mayrock is an ex teacher that now runs his own bookstore and through lists unfolds his story of not being completely honest to his wife, Jill The couple are now expecting a baby and Dan has to work through a lot of his issues in order to move on or face some pretty severe consequences The list thing did wear on me by the 52% mark, but I still wanted to find out if Jill and Dan were going to have an honest discussion about what he was keeping from her So that kept...

  9. Kristy K says:

    I think your liking of this book will be largely dependent on if you can read a whole book composed solely of lists I will admit it got old after a while, but Dan s quirks and self actualizations made ...

  10. Andy Winder says:

    This was a cute and lighthearted read It reminded me of David Sedaris which the narrator seems to admire a lot meets The Storied Life of AJ Fikry I enjoyed the list format and thought the overall feel was reminiscent of a romantic comedy There was one major plot point in the book that confused me won t name specifics because spoilers because of how drastic it was and also how quickly it was wrapped up Also, I felt like for a bookshop...