cover image Love Him or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab

Love Him or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab

Loni Love, with Jeannine Amber. Simon & Schuster, $24 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4516-94

Comedian and Chelsea Lately regular Loni Love has long been sought out by friends and strangers alike for relationship advice. Here, she collects their questions and her responses, general romance tips, and hilarious anecdotes from her own life. She helps a woman in love with a married man refocus her romantic energy, and advises another on how to deal with her boyfriend’s life-sized Beyoncé poster. She provides guidance on getting what you want in bed and knowing when a relationship is over, and describes signs indicating he’s not looking for a wife; Love also helps readers spot signs of infidelity. Other standouts include Love’s six-step plan for meeting Mr. Right, and pithy comebacks to the question, “Why aren’t you married yet?” (“I like checking the ‘single’ box on my tax returns.”) Drawing from her own experiences, she recalls, among other nightmares, her wig being blown off by the wind during a date, and a calamitous encounter with a stripper pole. Love’s advice is witty and wise, and there’s something for readers at every stage in their love lives. Agent: Brandi Bowles, Foundry Literary + Media. (July)