Fool in Love: One Man's Search for Romance . . . or Something Like It

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
The delirious pursuit of love is a search that inevitably takes us all both down the well-beaten path and into new, uncharted territory. In this collection of thirty-three heart-tugging and hilarious essays, celebrated Electronic Urban Report columnist Steven Ivory chronicles his lifelong quest for that thing we all crave: The Meaningful Relationship.
The journey begins with his first love -- his mother -- before making an amusing pilgrimage through lust-filled adolescent affections, an awkward introduction to sex, and a series of poignant and funny adventures of unrequited love, bungled blind dates, and the Ones That Got Away.
Propelled by a wit rivaled only by a willingness to bare his soul, Ivory's revelations on kissing, game-playing, sexual satisfaction, and personal insecurities culminate in a startling, life-altering discovery that touches your funny bone as well as your heart.
 

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L.A. pop culture journalist Ivory's uneven gathering of 30-odd musings and reminiscences charts his"Search" for his one true love ("Everyone writes about love, but the Search gets no love ... Read full review

Contents

It All Begins with a
3
How to Make Lemon Pie
16
Blind Date
39
Does Your Mama Know About Me?
48
OffbyaTable
54
Spirit in Red Pumps
67
Real Men Buy Them in Supermarkets
80
Rules to Be Broken
89
Who Mama Was
131
LaJuan Hawkins Ladies Man
145
The Divine Affection of Sister Elaine
151
The Boy Who Couldnt Close
157
The Word According to Miss Fine
167
Nettas Liberating Sleep
177
Just Like a Father
188
Black Stallion in the House
194

The First Woman in My Life
97
Act of Love 1345
107
Big Purple Box
115
Sleigh Ride First Class
121
A Womans Gotta Have It
206
Last Man Standing
214
Acknowledgments
225
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About the author (2007)

Steven Ivory has been a music and culture journalist for more than twenty-five years. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Essence, Vibe, and The Source, among other publications. His column appears weekly in Electronic Urban Report (EURweb.com). He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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