Dating My Vibrator

Posted 16 March 2011 by Kim in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Dating My VibratorDating My Vibrator by Suzanne Tyrpak
Published by Self-published on 2010-07-31
Genres: erotica, romance
Pages: 52
Source: author
Format: eBook
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Rating: four-stars
WARNING: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


synopsis

Dating My Vibrator and other true fiction is a collection of nine true and almost true short stories all based (unfortunately) on my own experience. After nineteen years of marriage I was thrust into a brave new world of dating: online, offline, standing in line, listening to lines. And I have survived to tell these tales. Dating, divorce, desperation—all that good stuff. CAUTION: if you’re contemplating divorce, these stories may convince you to consider marriage counseling. If you’re out there dating, chances are you will relate. OMG! Here’s a scary thought: maybe you’ve met some of these guys. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

My Review

Despite the controversial title, Dating My Vibrator isn’t the smutty tale you would expect.  Instead, it is a collection of nine short stories about dating after a long marriage.  Some of the stories, some sad, some a little bit of both!  Tyrpak’s sense of humor with subjects and situations that I myself am all too familiar with was refreshing and fun.

The first short story in the novel, Downhill, cracked me up, mainly because I have been in that situation myself.  Tyrpak captured the situation and the feelings perfectly.  Rock Bottom, the second story, was much sadder, and again,… I could relate.  The next story, Not Nirvana, was both sad and extremely funny, once again perfectly capturing the conflicting emotions post-divorce.  I didn’t have a Dharma Dan in my life, but the story was absolutely hysterical, and more than a little creepy to know that these stories were based on real experiences!  Dust of Souls was another heartwrenching story, but I felt it was a powerful one, perfectly depicting the loneliness that post-divorce life can bring.  A Tiny Romance was one of the funniest, starring Sam, a post-divorce man who has sworn of women and romance.  Double Date described every creepy, sketchy guy I dated, and made that particular story all too relatable!  Phantom Library was definately different from the rest of the stories and I am not really sure I understood that one fully.  It was very poetic and interesting to read, however.  The final story in the collection was the titled story, Dating My Vibrator.  This was my favorite in the collection, the one I most related to.  Involving bad dates with a hypocritical guy who completely misrepresented himself, I came away from it shaking my head in sympathetic understanding!

My Recommendation

All of the stories were very well-written and so relatable to anyone who has been through a divorce.  I highly suggest reading this fun collection!

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2 responses to “Dating My Vibrator

  1. Suzanne Tyrpak

    Kim, I am soooo sorry to hear that you’ve experienced so many similar dates!!! OMG, have you dated some of these guys? Luckily for them (not so lucky for unsuspecting women) names have been changed to protect the guilty.

    (I’m so glad that you enjoyed the stories!)

  2. Kim

    I am pretty sure at least one of them, particularly Rock Bottom, without the booze but insert a score of floozies, was my ex-husband. But the issue was not my posterior, but my less than washboard, 6 weeks post-natal abs. He was a delight!!

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