Manhattan Chronicles

Irreverent Notes of an European in New York

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
56 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2013
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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

"Manhattan Chronicles" gives us a glimpse of the evolving dynamics between the dating men and women in New York. It consists of thirteen chapters with provocative titles like 'Men of A Certain Age', 'Are Men Becoming Redundant?', 'Sex and the Craiglist', and 'May I buy You Dinner?' Each of these chapters is the author's funny reflections on love and relationship. She starts the book with her own classification of men namely the peaceful cow, the scared rabbit, the preening peacock and the pure bred Mustangs, seemingly in answer to the stereotype labeled on women. Some thoughts are provoked by her European girlfriend Madeleine and some are inspired by Sun Tu, the author of the "Art of War". Dating in New York has changed and the problem is that there is no such thing as the right direction anymore, so the author is asking, where are you running?

The author Alexandra Ares is a European who has lived and dated in New York for the last thirteen years. Her book "Manhattan Chronicles" is a playful but insightful take on the dating scene in New York. Lamenting the loss of the traditional woman meets man, they start dating, they fall in love, they have sex, they get married, have children and perhaps live happily ever after scenario, the author claims that this direction has completely changed in the 21st century. Indeed, with more women becoming independent, the availability of online dating and the ongoing war between the sexes, a lot of things have definitely changed. "Manhattan Chronicles" is told from a woman's point of view and most men may oppose the views presented in the book but still, it is an enjoyable read for everyone because the balance between humor and skepticism is just perfect. This is a book that should be read by both men and women who are dating in our time and age, so that they can share a good laugh together and take a look at the whole picture objectively.