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Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates

A Picture Book Parody for Adults

Illustrated by Catarina Oliveira
Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Follow Alexandra and her adorable French bulldog pup Lottie as Alex goes on 30 dates in 30 days in this charming parody/comedic dating horror story all about dating apps, being stood up, and the other joys of millennial dating culture.

Set in the thick of our swipe right society, newly thirty-year-old Alexandra decides she’s got nothing to lose and sets off on a 30-dates-in-30-days adventure.

With her trusty French bulldog pup Lottie, Alex experiences the worst of millennial dating culture. From know-it-alls and bores to Mama’s boys and no-shows and everything else in between, you’ll be laughing along with Alex as she searches for love but ultimately discovers something a lot more meaningful.

Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates is the perfect gift for anyone who has swiped right, blind dated, or simply been a little bit lost in love at one point in their life.

About The Author

Rebekah Manley holds her Master of Fine Arts in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and feels like she’s earned her MFA in dating. She lives in Austin, TX and is fueled by swimming, queso and good conversation. Rebekah runs the Texas Center for the Book and works to encourage literacy, reading and library use in the Lone Star State. You can read more at and on her blog Please connect on Twitter: @RebekahAManley and Instagram: @RebekahAManley & @YourBraveTutu.

About The Illustrator

Catarina Oliveira is an Illustrator from Portugal, based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated as a Graphic Designer in 2005 and embraced Illustration as a full-time freelancer in 2014, specializing in Children’s books since then. You can see her work at and on Instagram @catarinaoliveirastudio.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (October 13, 2020)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646040667

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