And this is exactly how a woman agrees to see a man second time after finding him neither interesting, intelligent, nor compelling: He announces that he is a recent widower, vulnerable, like a man without an epidermis. That you are his first plunge into the treacherous waters of the Sea of Dates.
-- The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman. Her books are always fresh and fun -- perfect for summer. This one is about a socially inept surgery resident who finds herself dating a third-tier candy salesman.
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