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Nothing Personal: Author Talk with Nancy Jo Sales

Nothing Personal: Author Talk with Nancy Jo Sales Online

Date:
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
Adult
Categories:
Author Talk
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Get comfy and join us for a fun evening with Nancy Jo Sales, author of "Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno"


"At forty-nine, famed Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales was nursing a broken heart and wondering, “How did I wind up alone?” On the advice of a young friend, she downloaded Tinder, then a brand-new dating app. What followed was a raucous ride through the world of online dating. Sales, an award-winning journalist and single mom, became a leading critic of the online dating industry, reporting and writing articles and making her directorial debut with the HBO documentary Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age. Meanwhile, she was dating a series of younger men, eventually falling in love with a man less than half her age. Nothing Personal is Sales’s memoir of coming-of-middle-age in the midst of a new dating revolution. She is unsparingly honest about her own experience of addiction to dating apps and hilarious in her musings about dick pics, sexting, dating FOMO, and more. Does Big Dating really want us to find love, she asks, or just keep on using its apps? 

Co-sponsored with the Belmont Public Library, Watertown Free Public Library and Tewksbury Public Library. 

​Fiercely feminist, Nothing Personal investigates how Big Dating has overwhelmed the landscape of dating, cynically profiting off its users’ deepest needs and desires. Looking back through the history of modern courtship and her own relationships, Sales examines how sexism has always been a factor for women in dating, and asks what the future of courtship will bring, if left to the designs of Silicon Valley’s tech giants—especially in a time of social distancing and a global pandemic, when the rules of romance are once again changing." - Hatchette Book Group

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