Item description for Meet Delaney by Jackie Mahaney...
The author gives an entertaining peek into the life of a single woman. It is the story of an intelligent young woman who is suddenly dumped by her then "love of her life" husband. From the rebound guy to online dating, we follow her as she navigates through all the twists and turns of being a single woman today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jul 12, 2007
Publisher The Peppertree Press
ISBN 1934246638 ISBN13 9781934246634
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Reviews - What do customers think about Meet Delaney?
Wonderful Sep 13, 2008
This is the exact type of book that I enjoy although it was not clear to me, at the beginning, whether this was a biography or a novel. No matter, it is partly self-help, partly chick lit and part memoir.
Meet Delaney, written by Jackie Mahaney is an honest, painful and funny look at the life that awaits the single women today! Delaney, the main character, has just been unceremoniously dumped by her husband of 8 years and she never saw it coming. Her story of the break up is painful to read "stay in line Delaney" OUCH~ and immediately made me hate her soon-to-be ex-husband.
After quite alot of crying, Delaney slowly starts picking up the pieces of her life and realizes that she wants to date, to fall in love, to have a first kiss with someone and to maybe eventually find "the guy" - but not necessarily in that order. So, her new life begins. Along the way, she will meet some wonderful female friends. The author's description of Delaney's first meeting with Jen was both scary and hysterically funny (run Abigail!!!).
I really enjoyed the way the author tells Delaney story, although some of it can be brutal (I mean, cruising in the bars for her boy toy?), I felt myself cheering her on all the time. It was also interesting to compare the women's stories as they were living them - each having their own personalities and therefore each looking for love in different ways and for different reasons.
BUT what I LOVED the most about this book and what worked best for me was the wonderfully warm, touching relationship Delaney had with Abigail. I loved reading about Delaney's most loving relationship - and the story towards the end of the book actually made me cry (which was quite embarrassing as I was sitting in the subway).
This is a great read for any single or divorced women out there! Apparently, there is hope. Who knew?
Light, confessional relationship advice from a 30-something single gal Jan 21, 2008
Delaney Moore compares her own single life to that of a recliner her mom once sold in the local classifieds. She considers herself "in excellent condition" even though, like the sage recliner, she's "slightly used" as a 36-year-old divorcee. Her first and only lover surprised her with a request for divorce after years of marriage.
The novel Meet Delaney is a collection of dating tales written by relationship journalist Jackie Mahaney. Through the character of Delaney, author Mahaney dispenses wit and wisdom about rebound dating, long distance flirtations, the delights of boy toys, vacation flings, and the perils of online love connections. Throughout the whirlwind of dating, Delaney keeps company with a colorful cast of girlfriends. The novel concludes with a demonstration of how one must accept her own self before looking for a companion.
Meet Delaney - Its Size Fits All Jul 31, 2007
If I had any initial doubts that "Meet Delaney" was a chick thing write up, they were dispelled when I read Jackie Mahaney's book. I laughed several times on almost every page. The author provides a lot of humor, but also covers some very serious, touching situations that are relevant to males and females, from Generation X through the so-called "Greatest Generation."
Being alone, whether from divorce, death, or just not finding a life partner, sucks. It's no good as you get older, go through menopause or midlife crisis, or try to master your ipod. Jackie covers the bases of life situations that a single person can go through, in the search for romance and finding the right someone. The reader will laugh with Delaney, certainly not at her, and also empathize with her during each step and phase of her quest.
Mahaney & Delaney, A Perfect Match and Great Read Jul 30, 2007
I met Mahaney and I loved her book....Meet Delaney.
The young, attractive, single scene passed me several decades ago. Yet, Jackie Mahaney's story crossed generations. I could relate to Delaney's world more often than not. Jackie has the ability to cover all aspects of life with humor that keeps you going.
I was laughing so hard my husband came out of his office to see what was wrong. I told him he had to read this. He did and the laughter and chuckles bellowed out of him. I knew women would love Meet Delaney, and was delighted to see a man's reaction. We discussed all the different dilemmas Delaney faced and how she dealt with them.
This is not a frivolous book as Mahaney has Delaney deal with controversial aspects of life with integrity. You are transported into feeling Delaney's feelings. And, in many cases, you may have walked in her shoes.
Jackie Mahaney has a gift for telling a story and I certainly look forward to Delaney's sequel. This is a lightening fast read and I plan to buy several for friends.