Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life.
His girlfriend dumped him (at Applebee's), he spied his father on a date with a woman who is not his mother (also at Applebee's!), and he lost his fourth job of the year. It's like every relationship he cares about is imploding, and he can't figure out what's going on.
To find answers, Seth decides to start an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto, exploring "what love is, why love is, and why we're stupid enough to keep going back for more." Things start looking up when Seth gets a job at a golf club with his hilarious and smut-minded best friend, Dimitri, and Dimitri's sister, Audrey. With their help, Seth tracks down his father's mystery date, hits the most infamous bogey in the history of golf, and discovers that sometimes love means eating the worst chicken-salad sandwich you can ever imagine.
"Delightful, funny, and true, Seth and his manifesto will win your heart." - Rachel Cohn, bestselling author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
"If you've ever been dumped, you'll relate to this winning story about one ordinary boy's funny, flawed attempts at putting the pieces back together. Not just a breakup book, Seth's story is about the complications of love in its many forms: for family, for friends, for those who don't return our affections, and for those who surprise us when they do." - Megan McCafferty, author of the NYT bestselling Jessica Darling series
"A break-up story...that turns out to be a love story...that turns out to be so much more. Awesome." - Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of TTYL and TTFN
"A compelling page-turner. Seth's manifesto has all the bitterness and hurt of a break-up, and his story has all the romance you need to get over it. Luper throws in some great twists and lots of angst. Add a realistic ending and characters who are quirky and real, and you get a great read." - Romantic Times (RT) Magazine (4 stars)
"Eric Luper is the Nick Hornby of teen writers." - Sabrina Banes of Y.A. New York
"Teen readers, guys in particular, will find much to ponder about the fairways, traps, roughs, and lucky shots that make the game of love worth teeing up for." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)
For ages 13 and up.
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Published by Balzer + Bray
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