The Last Blind Date

The Last Blind Date

By Linda Yellin

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781451625899, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011


A fun, charming memoir about a woman who falls in love, packs her bags, and starts over in the city that eats its young.

About the Author
Linda Yellin writes humor pieces for "More" magazine. She wrote numerous short stories for "Redbook "magazine back when they still published short stories and was a regular guest on SiriusXM Radio's women's talk show, "Broadminded." Her writing career began in advertising where she wrote headlines for shampoos, hamburgers, and cheese. Get the scoop at

Praise For The Last Blind Date

"Yellin's story is not only a delight to read but an inspiring example of the good that can come from taking risks, even when it's uncomfortable or scary." --Publishers Weekly

“Breezy, fun, and worldly-wise, this memoir about love the second time around will put a never-ending smile on your face.”

—Mindy Greenstein, author of The House on Crash Corner

"Move over, Nora Ephron. There's a new humorist in town."

—Sam Apple, author of The Faster Times

“A valentine for optimism, risk-taking, and love itself. With self-deprecating charm, Yellin takes her reader on a journey from Chicago to Manhattan, eviscerating New York City folkways with gentle yet biting wit.”

—Sally Koslow, New York Times bestselling author of With Friends Like These

“Wit, energy, and enthusiasm . . . the kind of book that makes you glad that writers write.”

—Sharyn Wolf, author of Love Shrinks: A Memoir of a Marriage Counselor’s Divorce

“Linda is Tina Fey at the office, Erma Bombeck with her stepkids, and Nora Ephron everywhere but the kitchen. I love this book. I couldn't stop reading."

—Nina DiSesa, author of Seducing the Boys Club

“The funny and touching truth about how a woman gets to happily-ever-after, a la Anita Loos and Dorothy Parker."

—Susan Spano, columnist and co-author of Women on Divorce

“Filled with lots of girl-talk, this memoir will appeal to readers who can’t get enough of the beginning, middle and sweet endings of love stories.” --Kirkus Reviews

"Compelling, funny, and fraught with human foibles, The Last Blind Date has you rooting for Yellin as you eagerly turn the pages."

--- Laurie Graff, author You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs

"The wit and verve of Susan Isaacs."

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