The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex

Suzanne Schlosberg s friends dubbed her the Cal Ripken of celibacy Given the common belief among single women that all the good men are either married or gay, Suzanne s predicament is hardly extraordinary, but what she does to end the streak makes for a hilarious tale Suzanne hits bottom when her younger sister gets engaged, leaving her less than a year to find a date foSuzanne Schlosberg s friends dubbed her the Cal Ripken of celibacy Given the common belief among single women that all the good men are either married or gay, Suzanne s predicament is hardly extraordinary, but what she does to end the streak makes for a hilarious tale Suzanne hits bottom when her younger sister gets engaged, leaving her less than a year to find a date for the wedding She shifts into overdrive, experimenting with Internet dating, speed dating, and other bizarre 21st century match making rituals But after enduring every indignity of singlehood, she ultimately learns to ask herself Does she really need a man to find happiness
The Curse of the Singles Table A True Story of Nights Without Sex Suzanne Schlosberg s friends dubbed her the Cal Ripken of celibacy Given the common belief among single women that all the good men are either married or gay Suzanne s predicament is hardly extraordi

  • Title: The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex
  • Author: Suzanne Schlosberg
  • ISBN: 9780446690546
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex”

    1. I picked this book up at a book fair, and was attracted by the cover, which is a cartoon-like picture of a naked lady under a sheet and a cat nearby. Browsing through the other editions of this book, it's a good thing. I wouldn't have picked up any other editions.I went into this book, expecting to find humor about being single. I found that in a way, especially with all the predates Suzanne talks about. But she also goes into all the other details about her life. She does have a point that soci [...]

    2. Suzanne Schlosberg's memoir is premised on the fact that for 1000+ days in her early 30s she went without having sex. In her 20s, Schlosberg, a freelance writer for a fitness magazine who is herself obsessed with working out, dated regularly. She then found herself in a long-term relationship with a cop who never wanted to get married. Tired of settling for "good enough," Schlosberg breaks free in search of herself, and of the perfect match. As the years tick by, the pressure from Schlosberg's f [...]

    3. Picked up at a Goodwill because the title amused me and for 99 cents it was hard to go wrong. :) The book was pretty amusing, too, though I couldn't relate to the author's concern over not engaging in sex. Not having a relationship or someone to share love, either physical, emotional or both (in the best of worlds) would be much more distressing. As it is, I know many folks who make her 1001 days look like a walk in the park, without making their "stretch" be the focus of life. But Schlosberg is [...]

    4. A really fun book, and a great gift for any single gal-pals.ough you might run the risk of offending. It made me laugh out loud many times, and Schlosberg has a natural, easygoing writing style that makes the pages fly by. (While it's a good read for singletons, anyone will enjoy this.)

    5. "Hey, someone's written a book about me", was my immediate smart arsed reaction to seeing "1001 Nights Without Sex" for the first time, putting aside the subtitle "The Curse of the Single Girl" for the sake of the joke. In truth, however, I couldn't see the appeal in admitting to anyone that you'd not had sex in something approaching three years, much less to the world in general. Even now, having read the book, I still can't see why anyone would advertise to the world that they've not had sex f [...]

    6. I think this woman jumped into my brain and stole my thoughts AND my book idea! My favorite lines from this book so far:"Don't get the wrong idea: I am not all that virtuous. I'm certainly not saving myself for Mr. Right. I'd be perfectly amenable to taking Mr. Remote Possibility for a test drive""Still, as I stand by and watch almost everyone I know get paired off, I do wonder what's going on. Is this bad luck? Is it fate? Is this predicament of my own making? I've never believed there is just [...]

    7. Harmloser 'Frauenbericht' über mehr als 1000 Tage ohne Sex - gewissermaßen unfreiwilligerweise. Das ganze wird als realer Erfahrungsbericht der Autorin präsentiert. Inwieweit das stimmt weiß ich nicht.Dass man trotz zahlloser Dates nie jemanden kennenlernt, mit dem man zumindest auf ein 2. Date gehen möchte, kann ich gut nachvollziehen. Dass die Protagonistin spontanerweise an irgendeinen Ort in die USA zieht weil sie einfach mal Luftveränderung will nicht so ganz - so spontan wäre ich wo [...]

    8. Well, I picked this very very quickly as I am terrible at choosing. Quick explanation - had got no books when at the library due to being overwhelmed. The person I was with, basically, bored and told me we were going NOW. So I cry: what shall I get? She suggested I take something from the 'recently returned' shelf, as other people had obviously enjoyed them.Hahahaha. This was as terrible as it sounds. Absolutely ridiculous. Uninteresting, solipsistic, and I really didn't even like Suzanne Schlos [...]

    9. Suzanne Schlosberg never comes right out and says why she went over 1,000 days without sex. Was it because she was too picky? Was it because she just didn't miss sex enough to seek it out? The reader is left to wonder about this and other issues that Schlosberg raises and then never adequately addresses in this memoir. After I finished the book, I started thinking that she kept the Streak alive just to see how long she could keep it going. And who is actually proud of something like the 1,000+ d [...]

    10. What self-indulgent tripe. I've never bothered to read memoirs about fitness obsessed women whose major tragedy in life has been the lack of a sex partner. And now I know why. Seriously, could she have said "stairmaster" any more? Also, her carbon footprint is equivalent to a whole country's, the way she casually drives or flies thousands of miles to escape from her rough life. Here's something I learned without flying anywhere: no matter where you go, your personal/mental issues go with you. Go [...]

    11. I originally picked this up because I had my own streak going on. I think I read this in Maybut whenever I read it, I added it up and discovered that mine was well over 500 days. In retrospect, I wish I had skipped the math--it only added to the depression. While I think that overall, I enjoyed it; it didn't really address the questions I had. For instance--why exactly did Schlosberg go well over 1,000 nights without sex? Also, I was hoping for some tips for coping, which I didn't really find. S [...]

    12. The good thing about this book is that it's FUNNY. I don't think going 1000 days without sex is anything impressive but her writing style and her ability to up and move places on a whim is interesting. I laughed out loud when I read the book - sometimes because I knew exactly what she meant and sometimes because she's just hilarious. I'd recommend to anyone who feels like they are perfect in every way but the traditional "you must settle down and have a family" way.

    13. A MUST-READ if you are single. Her wit is unbelievable and the honest truth is that her tenure as a single ended up with a wonderful husband right after the book got completed. I recently went on her website and she had twins, which she openly discusses were IVF babies. Her website will give you a taste of her humor and absolute independence. She lives in Bend, Oregon. :) suzanneschlosberg

    14. I read it in one sittingat does not happen often. I really enjoyed it! I'm thinking of all my single friends and think they will love it as well.Full of humor, self-deprecation, honesty, family dynamics and struggles. I can relate to a lot of Suzanne's story, and I really appreciate her telling it.

    15. I rarely read chick lit and its also not often that a random stranger asks me what Im reading when on public transportation but of course the other day Im on the plane reading this when some young guy sitting next to me asks me what Im reading and this is the title I have to show him yes, super embarrassing

    16. lotta laugh out loud parts but also a lotta frustration at the actions of the author who often says/does really stupid things. I guess that's what makes it interesting though, so I'd recommend this one.

    17. I read this book over 10 years ago, back when I was single. So much of what the author was feeling and doing rang so true. It was sad, funny, encouraging, and exactly what I (and many of my friends) were going through.

    18. An excellent book to laugh (or cry!) Offers a wide variety of moments when you can feel identified. Love it!!

    19. This book made me laugh outloud at times although I think that you might need to have experienced singleness into your thirties to totally get it.

    20. This book is definitely entertaining. A must read for anyone who is single and in their early 30s. I definitely laughed out loud at times. A light, easy and enjoyable book.

    21. This book makes you feel a little less lonely for all the single folks out there. Also a little happy to know your situation isn't/wasn't as bad as hers (hopefully)!

    22. for bjd fan, this is a contender. i heard my own voice as if i wrote it, except i'm not single and has never been on a streak that long.

    23. funny as hell. of course the ending is typical of this era of book, so if you don't want the sugar then avoid the postscript.

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