Assisted Loving

True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad

By Bob Morris
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061374135, 320pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

What would you do if your eighty-year-old father dragged you into his hell-bent hunt for new love?

A few months after the death of his wife, Joe Morris, an affable, eccentric octogenarian, needs a replacement. If he can get a new hip, he figures, why not a new wife? At first, his skeptical son Bob (whose own love life is a disaster) is appalled. But suspicion quickly turns to enthusiasm as he finds himself trolling the personals, screening prospects, chaperoning, and offering etiquette tips to his needy father. Assisted Loving is a warm, witty, and wacky chronicle of a father, a son, and their year of dating dangerously.




About the Author

A frequent contributor to the New York Times Sunday Styles section, Bob Morris has been a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Travel + Leisure. He also collaborated with Diahann Carroll on her award-winning memoir, The Legs Are the Last to Go.




Praise For Assisted Loving

“The real love story here is between father and son. . . . A funny, good-hearted story.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Mercilessly funny.”
-Vanity Fair

“Funny...tender new memoir”
-Time Out New York

“Hilarious”
-New York Post

“Morris mixes humor and social commentary in this courageous book...Ultimately, the inspirational memoir captures all the needed laughs and emotions that go with love and life in the waning years of parent-child bonding.”
-Publishers Weekly

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