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From a breakout storytelling star at The Moth, a real-life romantic comedy about a guy and a girl—and twenty-nine other girls: a memoir about an unexpected break-up, one self-imposed year of being single, and how a “nice guy” survived dating in the twenty-first century.

Matteson Perry is a Nice Guy. He remembers birthdays, politely averts his eyes on the subway, and enjoys backgammon. A serial monogamist, he’s never asked a stranger out. But when the girl he thought might be The One dumps him, he decides to turn his life around. He comes up with The Plan: 1. Be single for a year. 2. Date a lot of women. 3. Hurt no one’s feelings. He’s not out to get revenge, or to become a pickup artist; he just wants to disrupt his pattern, have some fun, and discover who he is.

A quick-witted Everyman, Perry throws himself into the modern world of courtship and digital dating, only to discover that even the best-laid plans won’t necessarily get you laid. Over the course of a year he dated almost thirty different women, including a Swedish tourist, a former high school crush, a born-again virgin, a groupie, an actress, a lesbian, and a biter.

In Available, award-winning storyteller Matteson Perry brings us into the inner sanctum of failed pick-up lines, uncomfortable courtships, awkward texts, and self-discovery, charting the highs and lows of single life and the lessons he learned along the way. Candid, empathetic, and devastatingly funny, Available is the ultimate real-life rom-com about learning to date, finding love, and becoming better at life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Just when you think there’s nothing new to say about dating, along comes this Perry dude and his hilarious, touching postbreak-up year of hound-dogging…He gets better, bolder—and finally learns that Nice (and Funny) does get the girl.”

    People

  • “Successfully straddling the line between satire and seriousness, Perry offers a few more narrative twists on the way to a well-earned happy ending.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Reads like a male version of Sex and the City...very funny.”

    Manhattan Book Review

  • “The author dishes on his love life, starting from the very beginning, with every moment being interesting, entertaining, and insightful. Matteson Perry’s squeaky-clean voice adds to his credibility as a ‘nice guy,’ as revealed in his…dating almost thirty different women during the year is highly intriguing.”

    AudioFile

  • A Bustle Pick for Best Nonfiction for Warmer Days Ahead
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