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Granny Is My Wingman is the book based on Kayli Stollak's blog about her and her grandmother's dating escapades. The synopsis says: "At twenty-three, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twentysomethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides an amazing sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing glittery spandex on Halloween. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixties. And then he dumped her. Heartbroken, Kayli turns to her seventy-five-year-old granny for support. And this ain't no ordinary granny. Granny Gail is a ball-busting, shit-talking, gossipy yenta with an anecdote or piece of unsolicited advice for every situation. She doesn't sugarcoat the truth or let Kayli dwell in her failed relationship. No, Granny tells her to cut the crap and snap out of it. Why doesn't she give "one of those dating websites" a shot? Kayli throws the question right back at her - why doesn't single Granny join her in the world of cyber romance? Not one to back down from a dare, Granny accepts. Granny Is My Wingman chronicles Kayli and Granny's misadventures in online dating. What ensues is a hilarious tour through the obstacles of modern love: drunken hook-ups, late night Facebook stalking, breathy phone calls with geriatric suitors, and the occasional rude dude. While Kayli powers through a marathon of OkCupid dates - the corporate drone married to his BlackBerry, the nervous thirty-three-year-old who still lives at home with his mom, the serial online dater - we learn about Granny's past and the bittersweet affair she carried on, even while married, for more than thirty years. The two women cheer each other on and become even closer as they share their dating adventures, learning that the hunt for happiness is the same whether you're twenty-five or seventy-five." Granny is My Wingman is out in October 2013.

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