Twenty-One Truths About Love

Twenty-One Truths About Love

"Radical, extraordinary, and profoundly human." - Taylor Jenkins Reid

1. Daniel Mayrock loves his wife Jill…more than anything.
2. Dan quit his job and opened a bookshop.
3. Jill is ready to have a baby.
4. Dan is scared; the bookshop isn’t doing well. Financial crisis is imminent.
5. Dan hasn’t told Jill about their financial trouble. He’s ashamed.
6. Then Jill gets pregnant.

This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn’t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family’s finances—he wants to become someone.

1. Dan wants to do something special.
2. He’s a man who is tired of feeling ordinary.
3. He’s sick of feeling like a failure.
4. Of living in the shadow of his wife’s deceased first husband.

Dan is also an obsessive list maker, and his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan’s hilarious sense of humor, unique world-view, and deeply personal thoughts. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he’s willing to anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life.

Title:Twenty-One Truths About Love
ISBN:9781250103482
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    Twenty-One Truths About Love Reviews

  • Meredith

    I was going to create my own list comprised of twenty-one truths about this book, but I realized I only needed one:I loved Twenty-one Truths About Love! Twenty-one Truths About Love is a humorous, qu...

  • JanB

    Twenty-one truths about this book: 1. It’s often hilarious 2. Except when it isn’t3. I LOVE lists4. But an entire book written in list form gets annoying after a while (maybe like this review?)5. ...

  • Fran

    We lie most often to the people we love. Time passes, lies multiply, and arguably a situation worsens. Case in point, Dan Mayrock's expenses which are outpacing his income at the bookstore he opened a...

  • Liz

    The premise of this book intrigued me - a book made up completely of lists. But what sounds good in principal didn’t quite live up to its potential. Despite being told purely in the form of lists, i...

  • Larry H

    Things I enjoyed about this book:1. The fact the book was written entirely in lists was really creative.2. Amidst everything that went on in the book, it’s really a story about love, fear, and famil...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!4.5 StarsSeven years ago I read Matthew Dicks ‘Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend’ and loved it, so I was anxious to check out his latest, ’Twenty-one Truths About Love.’While ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Told entirely in list form, Matthew Dicks manages to flesh out a fallible but entirely endearing main character in Dan, owner of a failing bookshop and soon-to-be dad. The love he has for his wife is ...

  • Katie B

    When I read the publisher synopsis for this one, I instantly was intrigued. The entire story is told by lists the male protagonist, Dan, has written. Yes, lists. At first glance when you flip thru the...

  • Kristy K

    I think your liking of this book will be largely dependent on if you can read a whole book composed solely of lists. I will admit it got old after a while, but Dan’s quirks and self-actualizations m...

  • Bkwmlee

    This will be a very short review because, well, I’ve never read a book that consists entirely of “lists” before and I honestly don’t know the best way to go about reviewing this one. On the on...