How many men does it take to find true love
Delilah Darling ' s magic number was supposed to be twenty. She always thought she ' d find the perfect guy by the time she ' d slept with twenty of them. But when she wakes up naked in her disgusting boss ' s bed after a drunken night out, she ' s filled with regret ' and realizes she ' s hit her self ' imposed limit. Unwilling to up her number but unable to imagine a life of celibacy, Delilah does what any girl in her situation would do: she tracks down every man she ' s ever slept with in a last ' ditch effort to make it work with one of them.
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Excerpt from 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak
Del, it's Mom. Listen, hope you're not upset Daisy got engaged before you. Green's never been your color-it makes you look more washed out than you already are. Can't wait to see you tonight at the party. Bye!
Hi, Mom again. I meant to tell you-Patsy was in Manhattan recently and thought she saw you buying a dozen cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery. She waved but said you didn't wave back. You must not have seen her. In any case, she said it's normal for people to overeat when they're depressed, and thought you were looking a bit hippy. Like I said, hope Daisy's engagement isn't upsetting you. Okay, see you tonight.
a list by delilah darling
friday, april 1
A list. Tony Robbins is telling me I need to make a list. A list of things that are wrong with me. Issues. Problems that need fixing. You see, I don't have a therapist, so I rely heavily on self-help books (usually the audio version, downloaded into my iPod) to work out my problems. I wouldn't make a list for just any self-help guru, but Tony's my favorite, not only because he uses sexy phrases like "pathway to power" and "avenue of excellence" but also because he's freakishly huge and has really white teeth. According to him, if a man with artificial hands can play a piano (which apparently, he can), then a perfectly healthy woman such as myself can overcome a few issues. But first I need to come up with a list.
Since I'm at the office I probably shouldn't be doing this, but it's late Friday afternoon and a mandatory staff meeting is beginning in twenty minutes so it's useless to start a new work project. What's not useless, however, is to start a personal project, so I grab a piece of paper and begin writing. Time is tight, but I think I can finish my list before the meeting begins; I just need to focus.
Things Wrong with Me
A list by Delilah Darling
1. I can't focus.
2. My boss Roger is a lying, fat pig who is holding me back. I'm too judgmental. My Catholic guilt is out of control.
3. I'm jealous of my younger sister, Daisy. (I'm not really, but my mom thinks I am, so I should look into it just in case.) My mom is crazy.
4. I'm starting to look more and more like Sally Struthers every day.
There, finished. To be honest, this is usually where I stop. Although I say I "rely heavily" on self-help books, I usually just read/listen to whatever the guru has to say and nod in agreement, like "Yep, that's me. I sure am a mess!" I don't actually take the necessary steps to fix whatever problem I'm addressing; I usually lose interest by that point. It's part of the first thing on my list, not being able to focus. But today is the day I'm going to change all that. Today is the day I'm going to explore these issues a bit further