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The Last Blind Date

The Last Blind Date

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A fun, charming memoir about a woman who falls in love, packs her bags, and starts over in the city that eats its young.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451625899 | 
  • October 2011
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Linda Yellin Wrote a Memoir

With colorful charisma, Linda Yellin gives a humorous synopsis of her life and new memoir, THE LAST BLIND DATE.

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Last Blind Date SOME PERTINENT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW UP FRONT


When Randy Arthur of New York City separated from the first Mrs. Arthur, he left home with two suitcases, the stereo speakers, an agreement he’d get the children alternate weekends and every Tuesday and Thursday night, and a Five-Year Plan.

It broke his heart to leave the children, left him... see more

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Last Blind Date includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Linda Yellin. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. A big theme in The Last Blind Date is the uprooting of one’s life—starting over. What does it take to start over? Courage? An adventurous spirit? Desperation? Think about people you know who have uprooted themselves. How do their stories end?

2. Linda waits over two years to meet Randy’s children. Do you agree with his decision not to introduce his children to women he dated? What do you think his reasoning was? Do you agree with his decision to not introduce his children to Linda for so long?

3. When Linda is worried that Randy won’t make a commitment to her, she’s told by a coworker who always speaks in sports metaphors that “Michael Jordan was famous for never thinking about the last game, only focusing on the next one, and how [she] shouldn’t dump former losses onto some guy who had just shown up at halftime.” Is that good advice? Was it relevant to Linda’s situation? Have you ever been wary of a current relationship be see more

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About the Author

Linda Yellin
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Linda Yellin

Linda Yellin writes humor pieces for More magazine. She wrote numerous short stories for Redbook magazine back when they still published short stories and was a regular guest on SiriusXM Radio’s women’s talk show, "Broadminded." Her writing career began in advertising where she wrote headlines for shampoos, hamburgers, and cheese. Get the scoop at LindaYellin.com.

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