Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Imperfect Enjoyment by Dewan Gibson

I am glad when Dewan Gibson, an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University, and author of THE IMPERFECT ENJOYMENT contacted me about reviewing his book. I am not a fan of e-books, but when I read the book synopsis, I’m sold. The book is definitely available in paperback.

What will happen here in the next few days are, of course, the book review AND a guest appearance by the author! Dewan is an expert in relationships. Having corresponded with him a few times, I found that he is indeed a pleasant and charming person. Catch him next week when he makes a guest appearance here!

Here are some titbits about the book:

When college instructor Dewan Gibson leaves the Midwest for California, he expects to find a world of breast implants, beer and beaches. Instead he enters a secret and ill-fated romance with a Middle Eastern undergraduate. In this vivid and humorous memoir, Gibson describes his attempts to overcome his forbidden love affair by jumping into an office fling gone wrong (Tijuana Mornings), traveling across the world to Denmark in hopes of meeting "Ms. Booty Mama" (Arhus Ain't for Lovers) and musing over the interracial relationships between his African-American uncles and "rural white women that wore 1980's big bangs and resembled Guns N' Roses groupies" (Too Much Tupac). Toeing the line between stable adulthood and post-college debauchery, Gibson presents a comically honest look at the frailty of modern relationships. Poignant, witty and at times downright hilarious—The Imperfect Enjoyment is a story of toxic relationships and the search for a second chance at love that enlightens and amuses as very few books do.

Find out more about the author here.