True Tales of Double Dating with My Dad
By Bob Morris
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061374135, 288pp.
Publication Date: June 2009
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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.
“The real love story here is between father and son. . . . A funny, good-hearted story.”
-New York Times Book Review
“Funny...tender new memoir”
-Time Out New York
-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.”