Helen Razer on 100 dates in a year
Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Life was not a bowl of charm-soaked cherries for the miserable Helen Razer. She worked in discount advertising and wore elastic pants. She did, however, have a long-term girlfriend whose announcement one summer day that she was leaving left the author with nothing. A bewildered Razer takes the advice of her beauty therapist and soon embarks on one hundred dates inside a calendar year. This book is that account. Will she get over the ex? Will she find true love, or even someone to boff her? All will be revealed, in a naked, funny and frankly embarrassing record of a life lived in apps and desperation.
Helen is joined in this vaccine against Valentine’s Day by her friend and former flatmate Francis Leach, a broadcaster who knows heartbreak as well as he knows sport. Come listen to tales of heartbreak, or even find a way to correct your own.
Free, but please book here.
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