Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker is a really good book. It is written by a real matchmaker. A matchmaker who lives and works in Beverly Hills no less. She works with the “beautiful people”.
It seemed hard to believe at first that folks like models, actresses, and otherwise great looking people would need help getting dates.
Marla mostly worked with rich guys who are really looking for younger women to date. Some are them have way too high expectations too. Some of them need a reality check for sure.
All I can say is better her than me. I would have gone crazy a long time ago in that job. She actually makes it sound mostly fun.
And there is some good dating advice in the book too. One bit of advice for women…don’t try to get the fella to buy you anything expensive on the first date. They seem to take that wrong for some reason.
I really enjoyed reading this. I would love to read her other books too and I hope she is writing another one…I want to know what happened next!
From The Back Cover :
In Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker, Marla takes her readers for a hilarious romp through her days in an exclusive L.A. matchmaking agency and her daily struggles to keep her self-esteem from imploding in a town where looks are everything and money talks. From juggling the demands her out-of-touch clients and trying her best to meet the capricious demands of an insensitive boss to the ups and downs of her own marriage with a Latin husband who doesn’t think that she is “domestic” enough, Marla writes with charm and self-effacement about the universal struggles that all women face in their lives.
Readers will laugh, cringe, and cry as they journey with her through outrageous stories about the indignities of dating in Los Angeles, dealing with overblown egos, vicariously hobnobbing with celebrities, and navigating the wannabe-land of Beverly Hills. In a land where perfection is almost a prerequisite, even Marla can’t help but run for the Botox every once in a while.
About The Author :
Marla Martenson is a professional matchmaker/author/life coach/speaker.
She is the author of three books, Excuse Me, Your Soul Mate Is Waiting, Good Date, Bad Date and her memoir, Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker, released in April 2010. Marla has been featured on the Today Show, WGN Chicago Morning News, Better TV, San Diego Living Morning Show and countless radio shows. Marla currently writes for many online publications such as Examiner, The Naomi Show and Absolutely Fabulous Women. Marla resides in Hollywood, California where she continues to help others find the love of their lives.
I recieved this book for review free of charge. My opinion is my own.