With warmer weather just around the corner (fingers crossed), it’s the perfect time to start planning a summer romance! And in the name of research, I had to turn to the hilarious Emily Belden (recently married and actually Emily Lange now!). She’s my new favorite author, and the kind who will make you feel like she’s secretly been your best friend all along. Her book, Eightysixed, is part memoir, part dating advice book, part real-life comedy routine. It’s the perfect summer read for any romantic, hopeless or otherwise!
Her title comes from being “Eightsixed,” or being refused service or denied (in the hospitality industry) but perfectly sums up a feeling many single Chicagoans have. Everyone is just out there, looking for some love! And Belden has the best Chicago hot spots to find it, plus some tips to make the most of your night out.
“Not so you can text and Facebook the whole time, but in case any of your original plans go awry, having a phone with Internet and apps make finding your Plan B a whole lot easier.”