The Yelp

A Heartbreak in Reviews
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Author(s): Chase Compton
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2016
Product Number: EB00743207
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510713611
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

"Completely compelling . . . A digital memoir, detailing the collapse of a relationship through the reviews of different bars and cafes" (Business Insider). When Chase Compton met the love of his life, their story played out at every chic restaurant, cafe, and bar in downtown New York City. Ravenous hunger, it seemed, was their mutual attraction to one another-until suddenly the appetite was spoiled, and Chase was left to pick up the pieces of a romance gone wrong. Left high, dry, and starving for affection (and cheeseburgers), Chase turned to an unlikely audience in a moment of desperation: Yelp.com. Detailed in the Yelp reviews is the story of how to survive a broken heart. Every meal and cocktail shared is a reminder of times spent with the ever elusive "Him." In recounting the bites devoured and the drunken fits of passion that propelled the relationship, the author chronicles his whirlwind relationship with the man of his dreams, revisiting the key places where the couple ate, drank, and fell in and out of love in the West Village and beyond. The Yelp is a memoir of personal transformation and self-realization, or more simply-a memoir of food and love, played out on a map of modern Manhattan's culinary scene. The book includes the original twenty-eight Yelp reviews, with interwoven narrative chapters that provide context, insight, and delight to Chase's story. "Brimming with evocative language and poetic descriptions of what it's like to love and lose in the big city." -Daily Dot

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