- By Woody Miller

Dale Dent's Diary

  • Title: Dale Dent's Diary
  • Author: Woody Miller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dale Dent s Diary Relationship hungry year old Dale Dent is as neurotic about sex and love as Bridget is about food and alcohol He forecasts the possibility of eternal gay love or at the very least volcanic sex t

    Relationship hungry 27 year old Dale Dent is as neurotic about sex and love as Bridget is about food and alcohol He forecasts the possibility of eternal gay love, or at the very least, volcanic sex, through a daily success and failure barometer Like Bridget, Dale fears he ll die alone and be discovered weeks later eaten by wild dogs On the one hand, Dale is a romantic.Relationship hungry 27 year old Dale Dent is as neurotic about sex and love as Bridget is about food and alcohol He forecasts the possibility of eternal gay love, or at the very least, volcanic sex, through a daily success and failure barometer Like Bridget, Dale fears he ll die alone and be discovered weeks later eaten by wild dogs On the one hand, Dale is a romantic He is intoxicated with the idea of getting a boyfriend On the other hand, he is desperate to get laid Dale s best friend Richard the vulgarian because he s so crude thinks Dale just needs to get laid Dale agrees, but only with the kind of guy he wants to marry So he desperately tries to crawl out of Singles Hell only to fling himself back in every chance he gets Can Dale escape singles hell and settle down into the loving relationship he dreams about Find out in the hilarious new entry in gay fiction contemporary romance It s packed with graphic bedroom antics, high comedy and thoughtful insights into gay men s psyche

    1 thought on “Dale Dent's Diary

    1. This story was great, light amusement with enough irony to give it substance. While shallow on the surface, this fictional diary had enough internal depth to anchor it. This mix not only made it a fast fun read, but left behind some common truths to ponder long after the book has been read.

    2. Summary “Dale Dent's Diary” by Woody Miller is described as a gay “Bridget Jones' Diary” and that's a fair description. It's also a sibling of “Sex in the City”. “Dale Dent's Diary” is a quick, fun read which follows the dating adventures of Dale. He's shallow about physical beauty, and has a problem liking anyone who finds him attractive. Dale's best friend, Richard, is the voice of reason and a repository of hilarious advice. “Dale Dent's Diary” is great for fans of chick l [...]

    3. Happy to be WrongI don't like romances written as diary entries. I see a date heading a chapter and I'm done, over, scrolling on by. So why did my hand hesitate over the mouse, hover and then hit send sample of Dale Dent's Diary? Was it the cute cartoon cover or the clever alliteration of the title? Who knows?I can tell you why this book went from sample to sale made me laugh. From Dale's friend coming at him with tweezers to the weather forecast style predictions of his sex life, this book is p [...]

    4. Such a hard book to review! It starts out like a true diary, but over time Dale becomes more analytical about his relationship wants and needs, and why he has consistently sabotaged them over the years, and then I lost the feeling of diary. Past the first few months, the dates became irrelevant, other than I noticed that the book chronicled about 2 years (why this time frame?). The writing is witty, entertaining, and at times laugh out loud funny, alternating with scenes where you just nod you h [...]

    5. Hilarious, but also heartwarming in places, this book isn’t a typical ‘meet some one and fall in love’ romance. The book is about one man’s journey through a plethora of relationships, laughs, love, heartache and mistakes as he tries to figure out why he can’t seem to find the right guy. Dale’s character does start off as a bit whiny and superficial, but these are his diary entries. If you stick with it, you begin to glean little hidden bits about who Dale really is.The sucker-punch [...]

    6. Dale Dents Diary is a book about just that! It is written in a diary format and it's all about Dale ! And surprisingly it works! The story was so funny that I laughed out loud on almost every page! And I loved the character growth in Dale! Now I'm looking into the future and I see a Sequel about Richard??? his best friend and need to see how Dale is doing! It ended rather eruptly if I say so myself! The only thing that slightly irritated me was that there were so many names mentioned, And that o [...]

    7. My rating has to do with my personal taste, not the quality of the book. It's well written and funny. It's also kind of humor I find painful, and maybe a little too close to home. A lot of us have lived through this sort of shooting ourselves in the foot, being well aware of our modus operandi, but repeating ourselves regardless. A dear friend in my long ago past pretty much lived this. I smile, grimace, and sigh. It's also a record of self-examination, but one that's difficult to listen to afte [...]

    8. 4-4.5 starsI think what I most enjoyed about this is that I got to see a different side of Dale Dent in the last half. All that self depracation used for humour sort of ended up being a cover he uses to hide his vulnerability and pain from past experiences. I find myself highlighting quite a lot because the emotions and fears conveyed were genuine and perhaps a little heartbreaking.There's a lot of laughs in this too so don't be misled or put off by what I've mentioned so far.All in all a very n [...]

    9. FUN AND SWEETDale Dent is a bit of a basket case. Doesn't have a steady boyfriend. He clearly has commitment issues. But, the fun of it is how cool, confused and funny he is. Really like the humor and the gay lifestyle that the author describes. And this author is a keeper. Smart AND witty. Two fiction writer qualifications I admire and enjoy. And this book was a bit different from the norm. That's always a plusaders like me

    10. This very short gay version of Bridget Jones' Diary is peculiar indeed.Writing is essentially flawless but the story has no real bite to it. Dale remains a foreign, rather unlikeable character and the situations depicted, familiar though they are to me and -I think- to many other gay men who have been on the "dating-ground", fail to arouse any sympathy.I am sorry to say that, after a couple of pages, I got terminally bored.

    11. Dale does not come across as a terribly likable guy for most of this book. Funny, but not likeable. He ruins every relationship he is in and then complains that he wants a relationship. I have to say that he redeems himself in those last few chapters when he finally takes the time to look at what he is doing and the reasoning behind it.

    12. Witty with a lesson, but scattered and drops stories with resolution. Almost a series of vignettes, but also a stream of poorly related experiences. Some errors with the interrelated dates as well. Overall a very light beach read about a gay man finding his romantic place in the world. However it needed stronger writing to pull it off.

    13. Vacation reading. Not thrilled. There are some funny moments but there really is no character development. Little conflict and almost no climax. It just sort of ends at the first sign of trouble. One would think that the book would not just start going and then end in the last 10 pages.

    14. Amusing and slightly funny gay man's diary. Made me laugh at times, so definately upping the stars. Thanks for this one, I really enjoyed it.

    15. Good bookI thought Dale was a very likable character. The story was realistic and I read it in a few hours.

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