Tabloid Love
Bridget Harrison
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Tabloid Love: Looking for Mr. Right in All the Wrong Places: A Memoir
Bridget Harrison
376 pages
June 2007
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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Bridget Harrison knows her life will change when she leaves the stability of her London home, her boyfriend and her job to work as a New York Post reporter, and she can hardly wait to leap right in. She eagerly crosses the Atlantic Ocean to start working in the city’s (if not the world’s) most infamous tabloid newspaper and simultaneously dips into the dating pool, sharing the trials and tribulations of being single in city to all those who care to listen.

Her co-workers become so intrigued by her dating rituals that the Post offers her the opportunity to pen her own column as a vehicle to share her encounters with newspaper readers around the city. Bridget accepts the challenge and reveals the most intimate details of her private life to Post readers, building a loyal fan base who support and guide her as she searches for Mr. Right.

Tabloid Love is Bridget’s memoir, detailing her tumultuous life which she generously puts on display through her column. She struggles with adjusting to the life of a single woman, trying to create a new network of friends in New York City and searching for a man to share in her successes (and failures). Bridget throws herself into what can be a grueling dating scene and lets Post readers into her heart as she moves (sometimes begrudgingly but always humorously) through the process.

Her recollection of the events is heart-warming (and in some instances heart-wrenching), and the result is a book that could have easily been penned by some of the country’s most renowned fiction writers; the fact that her stories are true just makes them all the more appealing. Her writing is so honest and painfully real that it leaves readers with no choice but to root for this British gal and hope that she not only reaches her goals but surpasses them.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Lori West, 2007

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