Sorry, Dorothy--sometimes your heart's desire isn't in your own backyard. Head of PR and spokesperson for Lonely Planet travel guides, Jennifer Cox has explored the most remote regions, toured the most exotic terrains, and bonded with people the world over. So how come finding her soul mate in her own hometown of London is a virtual dead end? Certain that the man of her dreams is out there somewhere, Jennifer sets out on the trip of a lifetime, dating her way around the globe--across 18 countries, in 6 months--to find The One. Around the World in 80 Dates is her fresh, funny, emotionally honest and revealing memoir of her global dating adventures. From the Skate Date in Paris to the High Roller in Vegas, from the Love Professor in Sweden and the Dead Date in Italy to Australia's Penguin Ranger, here is the inside scoop on a bevy of potential partners--a sharply witty and warm hearted true story that will have you breathlessly crisscrossing the international dateline along with Jennifer, to discover where in the world is her Mr. Right. Take off with Jennifer Cox as she goes Around the World in 80 Dates
Jennifer Cox spent many years juggling two jobs, one as a BBC travel journalist and the other as Head of Public Relations for guidebook company Lonely Planet, before deciding enough was enough and traveling the world in search of love instead. She now happily juggles her old London life with her lovely new one in Seattle. A correspondent for BBC's Holiday, co-host of BBC1's Perfect Holiday, and a weekly commentator for Sky News, she has written for publications including The London Times, Marie Claire, Elle, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. This is her first book.
"There's a new bachelorette on the scene, only this one is a writer first and a boy-crazy speed-dater second....Does Cox live happily ever after? Armchair travelers and diehard romantics will speed through this unique memoir to find out." -- Publishers Weekly
"Cox's appealingly hopeful musings on singledom resonate." -- Entertainment Weekly
"Jennifer Cox's own 21st-century Singleton's version of Jules Verne." -- Seattle Post -Intelligencer
"This chick's daring dating adventures give a whole new meaning to the word gutsy." -- Cosmopolitan