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How to Date Men When You Hate Men

Written by: Blythe Roberson
Narrated by: Blythe Roberson
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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This program is read by the author.  

From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy audiobook aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society.

Blythe Roberson’s sharp observational humor is met by her openhearted willingness to revel in the ugliest warts and shimmering highs of choosing to live our lives among other humans. She collects her crushes like ill-cared-for pets, skewers her own suspect decisions, and assures listeners that any date you can mess up, she can top tenfold. And really, was that date even a date in the first place?

With sections like: Real Interviews with Men About Whether or Not It Was a Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is the Villain of You’ve Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one-stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.

Early Praise for How to Date Men When You Hate Men:

"How to Date Men When You Hate Men is an incredibly funny read that was surely not written when Blythe was supposed to be working for me." (Stephen Colbert)

"Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we’re led to believe isn’t possible. You’ll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side.” (Phoebe Robinson, New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair)

©2018 Blythe Roberson (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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"Roberson’s achievement in remaining funny while excavating her pain is just straightforwardly heroic." (The New Republic)

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  • 2019-05-02

Phenomenal! Pretty sure the author is my long lost soul sister

I’m not going to lie, I bought this cover ENTIRELY based on the title and cover art (both bomb!)
However, as I listened to this book over the last few weeks I felt really seen. It’s lovely hearing a similar narrative to yours, spoken to you in a truthful but comedic way. How to Date Men When You Hate Men is worth your time. Blythe is honest, vulnerable, and uniquely funny. 1000/10 recommend.

In the beginning of the book she takes time to explain that she is a cis, white, college educated woman and she is mostly discussing hating cis, white, college educated men-I appreciated her acknowledgment of privilege and inequality.

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  • Justine
  • 2019-02-26

Don’t waste your time...

Author has ZERO dating experience. She talked about a “flirt” for an excruciatingly long time. I couldn’t even get past chapter 3 because it was so bad. Which is something I never do. I usually force myself to finish a book even if I’m not crazy about it out of principle. But this was just awful.

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  • E. Johnson
  • 2019-04-03

Time to smash the patriarchy

Every word of this book resonates so deeply with my experiences with romance in the modern world. Funny, poignant, pointed, Roberson is a delight to listen to.

Also, I'm mildly concerned about her obsession with Harry Styles.

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  • Autumn
  • 2019-03-01

Women will get it, men need to read it

“Not only would I be in Ravenclaw but I would a personal essay for the daily profit about my unhealthy attraction to Slytherin boys.” Immediately and acceptably relatable.

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  • Geoffrey
  • 2019-08-11

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If you are a dude curious about this book but you don't feel like reading it... Just listen to the sample and imagine yourself having to endure it for 6+ hours. it is not going to get better, it is just going to be worse. I imagine being stuck with HER in a car or something. OMG! I would leave her on the side of the road. Go get the book and... actually no, don't get the book, you are just going to become prejudiced against feminists.

If you are a girl and you can stand how it is delivered, why would you want to know the opinion of someone who admits she never had an actual relationship and she cannot remember the FACE of her current boyfriends. For fuck sake...