Seth Baumgartner just had the worst day of his life.
His girlfriend dumped him (at Applebee’s), he spied his father on a date with a woman who is not his mother (also at Applebee’s!), and he lost his fourth job of the year. It’s like every relationship he cares about is imploding, and he can’t figure out what’s going on.
To find answers, Seth decides to start an anonymous podcast called The Love Manifesto, exploring “what love is, why love is, and why we’re stupid enough to keep going back for more.” Things start looking up when Seth gets a job at a golf club with his hilarious and smut-minded best friend, Dimitri, and Dimitri’s sister, Audrey. With their help, Seth tracks down his father’s mystery date, hits the most infamous bogey in the history of golf, and discovers that sometimes love means eating the worst chicken-salad sandwich you can ever imagine.
Seth Baumgartner summer is panning out to be less than ideal. They say bad things happen in threes, which in Seth’s case proves to be very true. In one day his girlfriend dumps him, he sees his dad out with a woman who so isn’t his mom and he gets fired from yet another job.
Another great read narrated by my personal favorite narrator the talented Nick Podehl. SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO is one of those witty coming of age stories that you just can’t help but smile through. Eric Luper has created a charming and enjoyable read that just about everyone can relate to, with a mix of topics ranging from fidelity and friendship, to podcasts and golf. If you’re a fan of books like SWIM THE FLY, CARTER’S BIG BREAK and SPUD then I’ll guarantee that Luper’s SETH BAUMGARTNER’S LOVE MANIFESTO will fit smoothly in with your collection.
“You’ll be dethroned faster than a coke snorting beauty queen.”
“Do you wake up in the morning and challenge yourself to be stupider then the day before?”