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Available - A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch

Matteson Perry

From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl-and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a "nice guy" survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays, politely averts his eyes on the subway, and enjoys backgammon. A serial monogamist, he's never asked a stranger out. But when the girl he thought might be The One dumps him, he decides to turn his life around. He comes up with The Plan: 1. Be single for a year. 2. Date a lot of women. 3. Hurt no one's feelings. He's not out to get revenge, or to become a pickup artist; he just wants to disrupt his pattern, have some fun, and discover who he is. A quick-witted Everyman, Perry throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover that even the best-laid plans won't necessarily get you laid. Over the course of a year he dated almost thirty different women, including a Swedish tourist, a former high school crush, a born-again virgin, a groupie, an actress, a lesbian, and a biter. In Available, award-winning storyteller Matteson Perry brings us into the inner sanctum of failed pick-up lines, uncomfortable courtships, awkward texts, and self-discovery, charting the highs and lows of single life and the lessons he learned along the way. Candid, empathetic, and devastatingly funny, Available is the ultimate real-life rom-com about learning to date, finding love, and becoming better at life.

From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl-and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a "nice guy" survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays, politely averts his eyes on the subway, and enjoys backgammon. A serial monogamist, he's never asked a stranger out. But when the girl he thought might be The One dumps him, he decides to turn his life around. He comes up with The Plan: 1. Be single for a year. 2. Date a lot of women. 3. Hurt no one's feelings. He's not out to get revenge, or to become a pickup artist; he just wants to disrupt his pattern, have some fun, and discover who he is. A quick-witted Everyman, Perry throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover that even the best-laid plans won't necessarily get you laid. Over the course of a year he dated almost thirty different women, including a Swedish tourist, a former high school crush, a born-again virgin, a groupie, an actress, a lesbian, and a biter. In Available, award-winning storyteller Matteson Perry brings us into the inner sanctum of failed pick-up lines, uncomfortable courtships, awkward texts, and self-discovery, charting the highs and lows of single life and the lessons he learned along the way. Candid, empathetic, and devastatingly funny, Available is the ultimate real-life rom-com about learning to date, finding love, and becoming better at life.
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From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl-and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a "nice guy" survived dating in the twenty-first century. Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays, politely averts his eyes on the subway, and enjoys backgammon. A serial monogamist, he's never asked a stranger out. But when the girl he thought might be The One dumps him, he decides to turn his life around. He comes up with The Plan: 1. Be single for a year. 2. Date a lot of women. 3. Hurt no one's feelings. He's not out to get revenge, or to become a pickup artist; he just wants to disrupt his pattern, have some fun, and discover who he is. A quick-witted Everyman, Perry throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover that even the best-laid plans won't necessarily get you laid. Over the course of a year he dated almost thirty different women, including a Swedish tourist, a former high school crush, a born-again virgin, a groupie, an actress, a lesbian, and a biter. In Available, award-winning storyteller Matteson Perry brings us into the inner sanctum of failed pick-up lines, uncomfortable courtships, awkward texts, and self-discovery, charting the highs and lows of single life and the lessons he learned along the way. Candid, empathetic, and devastatingly funny, Available is the ultimate real-life rom-com about learning to date, finding love, and becoming better at life.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:27