In my quest to read a bit more this summer, I have a stack of books I made a goal to get through before the summer is over. Included in this list: Matchbook: The Diary of a Modern-Day Matchmaker by Samantha Daniels.
I am one of those that has a hard time getting into a book at first and when it’s good, I tend to have a hard time putting it down. This was one of those books.
This book is a real-life story about a real-life lawyer-turned-matchmaker in NY who falls into the matchmaking business on a whim. She was known for her parties, where she would naturally introduce those that would look like a good match. After much coaxing through her friends and family, she slowly made this business legit and is now considered one of the most successful matchmakers in NY.
Her book takes you through her early stages of the business, how it flourished on happenstance through one media interview and ultimately, some of her more “colorful” clients that are all too common in NY. In parallel, she walks you through some of her own dating tales.
All – in- all, almost anyone can relate to this book in some way and if at all, everyone can learn a thing or two about dating.