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The Year of Yes

By Maria Dahvana Headley

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ISBN 10: 1401308724

The “poignant and hilarious” (Newsday) story of one woman’s twelve months of dating anyone — absolutely anyone — who asked her out

At some point every woman who’s single (and not by choice) wonders whether she’s not somehow responsible for her predicament. Is she too choosy? Should she have given that guy with the combover and the mother issues a shot? Maybe three full feet isn’t too much of a height difference . . . Maria Dahvana Headley had been there, cherry-picking the men she’d dated based on a variety of criteria, and clearly it wasn’t getting her anywhere.

The Year of Yes is the hilarious and hopeful account of Headley’s quest to find a man she could stand (for longer than a couple of hours). Frustrated by her own ineffective taste, she resolved to leave her love life up to fate, dating anyone who asked her: homeless men, a millionaire, several non-English speakers, a mime, and even two women. And finally, one man whose baggage would have disqualified him in any other year . . . but this was the Year of Yes, when Headley would finally discover what was really important.


“I love this book.” –Katie Couric

“I have a lot of single friends who spend a lot of time complaining that they just can?t meet Mister or Miss Right. Maybe they ought to pick up a copy of the new book, The Year of Yes.” –Donald Trump

“Headley was determined to meet Mr. Right. . . . So, she embarked on The Year of Yes, vowing to go out with every person who asked her. The result is her witty, original memoir of the same name.” —

“[Her] dates included a homeless man, several non-English speakers, 10 taxi drivers, two lesbians, and a mime. Headley’s memoir of the experience, The Year of Yes, is now in bookstores and Hollywood’s already calling.” —Newsweek

“Being open-minded? That’s a do. Headley’s The Year of Yes documents her 12-month-long date-apalooza.” —Glamour, The DOs and DON’Ts issue

“Poignant and hilarious.” —Newsday

“Lively, funny, and charming.” —The Onion

“If excitement were electricity, Maria Dahvana Headley could power all the lights in her home state of Idaho.” —Idaho Statesman

“Everyone wants to fall in love. Don’t you?” –Maria Dahvana Headley

“Headley’s memoir is charming, hyperliterate . . . and even laugh-out-loud funny. Grade: A.” —Entertainment Weekly

“This book is painfully funny and tender, and so magical it will make you want to be young again, and in such a city.” –Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy

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