Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC (Back When Phones Weren’t So Smart) by Zack Love (Review by Katie- #NerdGirlKtLBLy)


Title: Sex in the Title: A Comedy about Dating, Sex, and Romance in NYC (Back When Phones Weren’t So Smart)

Author: Zack Love

Published Date: October 20th 2013

Genre: Romance from a Man’s POV


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New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse. 

Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy — someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends — Trevor, Yi, and Carlos — to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure. 

When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan’s book should have the word “sex” in the title. 

With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy’s Review***
Sex in the Title is for men what Sex in the City is for woman. It’s two sets of friends: Evan, Narc, Trevor, and Carlos and Sammy whose nickname is Heeb, short for Hebrew because of his religion. They are all in their mid to late 20’s living in New York, going to school, hanging out with friends, and just trying to find the one. They all have their own ideas of what they want in a woman and some won’t be completely satisfied until everything on their checklist is accounted for. Evan gets fired from his job and loses his girlfriend in the same day so he tries to go out and find someone new, Narc wants to either be a basketball player for the NBA, or a porn star since he watches a lot of it and is “more than the average Asian man out there” but goes to law school to help his parents financially who run a laundry mat, Trevor who wants a woman who is over 6’2 so it’s not so awkward for him being out with someone who’s tall like him, Carlos has a long checklist of what his perfect woman is, some things are her name has to begin with “C”, must be a nonsmoker, and have some type of Catholic upbringing, and Heeb has only a few years of dating non-Jewish woman before he has two years to find the perfect Jewish wife. Each man goes through ups and downs in their relationships and you are given the right amount of time to check in on everyone and see what they are going through. You really start to root for them and want them to find someone special and when or if they think they do you are happy for them. One night Evan and Heeb meet at the hospital (both for very hilarious and tragic problems) and they get to know one another and become friends and they decide to bring everyone together to form a posse to pick up woman. Some nights work, some don’t but they all become really close friends and will do anything for the other person.
I will say that this story isn’t for everyone. It’s very funny and the author seems very intelligent but it’s not for younger kids. I was laughing out loud at most of it and it’s quirky with just the right amount of charm to it.


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