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Crap Dates: Disastrous Encounters From Single Life [Hardcover]

Rhodri Marsden
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Book Description

2 Feb 2012
In August this year, inspired by a particularly horrendous date he'd just had and fed up with the trials of single life, journalist and author Rhodri Marsden invited his Twitter followers to send in their worst ever dating experiences (in 140 characters or less, of course). The result was astonishing. Within hours Rhodri was flooded with 1000s of crazy, shocking and hilarious true stories of dating disasters. And as the word spread, people all over the world began to submit their calamitous experiences, sending Rhodri's Tweet viral and attracting the attention of newspapers, TV shows and online magazines drawn to this incredible story. Crap Dates is the best from Rhodri's hilarious collection of real-life dating howlers, and is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone who has ever had a bad date ...everyone: AdeleLBamber: He drank A LOT & talked about his sister A LOT. I left & he phoned +20 times. Last voicemail was him singing Billy Ocean at 4am. emilyhill1982: Told him I liked reading, he said he wanted to burn all libraries and then talked about football for hours. I hid in the loo. Abzbyrne: I had one who turned up, on a warm summer evening, in a huge arran jumper because he thought I'd like that being Irish.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (2 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849838801
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849838801
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 429,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Love it. It's like a comedy toilet book written by Kafka' --Jon Ronson

'Very funny'
--Al Murray

'A hilarious little book'
--Heat magazine

'Hilarious' --Heat Magazine

'A new book will fill you in on the creepy, kooky and downright spooky reality of single life. Author Rhodri Marsden decided to find out about modern dating manners and went on Twitter to get some answers. So if you're feeling left out this Valentine's Day, his discovery might make you think again...' --Best Magazine

About the Author

As well as writing for the Independent newspaper and being the author of two books, Rhodri Marsden is a connoisseur of crap dates.

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A collection of short descriptions of really bad date from both sexes point of view. I agree with other reviewers that it is a bit short but at the bargain price of 1.50 (at time of listing) well worth it for some great laughs. Really makes my (few) bad dates look tame in comparison!
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Wow, if there are THIS many nutters out on the dating scene, proportionally there are far more genuinely weird or unpleasant people around than I had ever suspected.

It's hilarious but also, when you stop and think, really quite disturbing!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit cheap and pointless to be honest 30 Dec 2013
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I did think that twitter tag was very funny, but the actual book isn't brilliant. I would guess it was put together rather quickly, and I'm not sure that a whole book of tweets works very well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice gift 15 Oct 2013
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got this as an anti valentine's gift for a gorgeous friend of mine who works in media. she loved it
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shortest read ever 9 Sep 2013
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I'm not sure the content of this was worth publishing a book for. I read it in 0.01 seconds (ok maybe slightly longer). Each page only has a couple of anecdotes on it so you go through it very quickly. I know the book isn't enormously expensive but I truly believe this book is not worth the money. Imagine the trees that have been felled to produce a book that can be read as quick as a magazine.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Crap Dates 29 Mar 2013
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Very prompt delivery and in perfect condition as expected. However, the humour is a little crude and basic and therefore not as funny as I'd anticipated... My fault though as the clues were in the title!
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