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