Neva Hafta by Edwardo Jackson
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Or so Nick thinks. While friends are getting married all around him, Nick is enjoying the single life—that is, until he learns that his mother is dying and may not live to see the marriage of her only child.
On a plane ride back from a wedding, Nick decides that he wants to get married. Now. Under the pseudonym Anonymous, Nick starts to write a column for the San Diego Reader called “Marriage Minded,” in which he chronicles his hell-bent search for a woman he can propose to in only a year’s time.
Now Nick is out there—and on a mission. The best-kept secret in San Diego, Nick has a barrage of dates that range from the ridiculous to the sublime. Complicating matters, Malloy, Nick’s best friend, intrudes on his life, offering his unique comic take on things. Time starts to dwindle—as do Nick’s romantic prospects, his acting career, and his mother’s health—so he turns to some desperate measures, including exploring distant liaisons, old and new. As San Diego and eventually the nation become captivated by Anonymous’ weekly romantic escapades, Nick encounters a person from the past who could cure all his problems, if only he can overcome his pride and let her.

About Edwardo Jackson

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Edwardo Jackson is from Seattle, Washington, and is the author of the novel Ever After. He is a proud graduate of Morehouse College and resides in Los Angeles. He is an actor and the copresident of JCM Entertainment, LLC, and is currently working on several screenplays and novels.You may contact Edwardo Jackson at Please visit his website at
Published October 8, 2002 by Villard. 368 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When his friend Craig offers Nick a chance to write an anonymous column on the dating wars for a San Diego giveaway newspaper, Nick jumps at it, titling it “One Man’s Quest To Be Married In A Year” and signing it “Marriage Minded.” He begins his research at a wedding where—as fate would have it—h...

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After an online date turns out to be a transsexual, Nick finally encounters his dream girl at a poetry reading, but the endless sequence of dating scenes is more mind-numbing than it was in Ever After, and the preening, self-absorbed Nick is even less appealing this time around.

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