A wildly entertaining collection of micro fiction stories that delve into the hope, dismissal, frustration, angst, revival, and mediocrity of dating as a millennial and seeking real connection. Wistful and reminiscent, written for all the mes searching for yous and all the ones who have already found each other.
Part I delves into a young, tender college relationship that stretches from New York City to Texas and rips apart.
Part II is what happens after—the gritty, lonely, and sometimes dazzling world of dating in New York City: fix-ups, first dates, third dates, many, many Bumble dates, one terrible Tinder date, the often strangeness of two strangers, the often thrill of two strangers, and even one glorious cab driver who doubles as a love psychic.
Me in Search of You delves into the starts and stops, the ebbs and flows of not only dating but the triumphant self-discovery that comes along with it. Each piece is nameless in the hope that you’ll crawl into them and see yourself.
"Jenna has the rare ability to so vividly paint a deeply candid and delicate depiction of what it’s like to be a 20-something-year-old in the modern age. Her bite-size essays are deliciously digestible and idyllic for those with a limited attention span, much like her nameless, anonymous characters who are marvelously universal. Me in Search of You is unpretentiously poetic in all the right ways and brilliantly showcases the most impressive form of carefully crafted nuance I have ever seen in contemporary literature.” (Elizabeth Taufield, Former contributing Writer Vogue and Senior Fashion Editor, Moda Operandi)
“As Candace Bushnell famously captured Sex in the City, Jenna Langbaum beautifully captures love and loss in the very same city for an entirely new generation of daters and readers.” (Maggie Maloney, Associate Editor, Something Navy)
“This highlights all the trials and tribulations of love. It’s a realistic look at dating and all the frustration, sadness and confusion that comes along with it. The writing was beautiful, smooth and puts your heart through the wringer.” (H. Paige, Goodreader Early Review)
“Once I started it, I couldn't stop.
This book is endearing, funny and very relatable. It portraits situations we all have dealt with but they're written in such a unique way, it's refreshing.” (Marcela, Goodreader Early Review)