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Review: Age is Just a Number: Adventures in Online Dating

Age is Just a Number: Adventures in Online Dating
by D.S. White
Publisher: Divine Truth Press
Genre: Creative Non-Fiction
Reviewed by Donna Jackson

“I hasted to get to the computer in my home office, adjacent to my bedroom. The fate of the magazine went unnoticed as it hit the floor. I logged onto one of the Web sites referenced in the Ebony article, I ran a search and sat mesmerized as I viewed with awe the works of God’s hands in all their multicolored glory. They came in all shapes, heights, sizes, and sexual preferences.” -p4

About the Book:

MEET DIVINE: female, thirty-seven, slaphappy, young at heart, self-employed; an online newbie, living in New York. She is fresh out of a long-term relationship and has completed the two-year mandatory wound-licking-I-hate-men mourning period. Unfortunately for Divine, someone neglected to inform her that dating has been upgraded to new millennium level. But maybe she shouldn’t worry…hemlines aren’t the only things that have gone up.

Thirty-somethings are premium dating material now…at least for the twenty-year-olds. Divine’s experiences are the basis for the serial memoir I call Age Is Just a Number, a lens through which to view the world of online dating.

My Thoughts:

Age is Just a Number is a real Winner

The only thing wrong with D.S. White’s new book, Age is Just a Number, is that it ends. This book is one of the best that I have read this year and now I am impatiently waiting for the next volume detailing Divine’s journeys and escapades through cyberspace. As a newly published writer, D.S. White has taken no time for a slow start with Age is Just a Number. From page one, Ms. White snatches you into Divine’s world of the newly single, technically challenged dater and does not hesitate about holding you hostage until the very end of Age is Just a Number, which ends with the reader wanting more and more.

With Age is Just a Number, D.S. White provides readers with a bird’s eye view of Divine’s struggles and challenges in adjusting to a whole new world of cyber dating that comes complete with its own language. With a friendly and intimate writing style, D.S. White has successfully captured the drama and excitement of a courageous woman forging into new territory. Divine is a character you will relate to, cheer for and identify with as you follow her through her first Internet steps to actual email writing, responding and in person meetings. All in all, D.S. White proves to be an excellent storyteller that grabs her audience and never lets them go.

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About the Author:

Her motto: I am who I am by the grace of God

An avid reader, D.S. White is the former proprietor of an online African-American bookstore and wholesale dealership. Unfortunately, she didn’t have a back up plan for 9/11/01.

She is the divorced mother of a fabulous 21-year-old who is in her senior year at the University of Pennsylvania.  D.S. White loves traveling but most of it to date has been done within the pages of a book. While planning that mother/daughter trip in the distant future, she’s tried her hand at acting, singing, dancing, modeling, cosmetology and sales.

A budding wordsmith, she has few credits to date which opened her eyes to the need for a place where writers of color could congregate, a Water Cooler, if you will. There writers of all levels of experience can find awards, contests, markets, scholarships and more, specifically geared to writers of color.

Aware of the need for reading material which accurately reflects the look and mindset of the person of color, she decided to do her part to facilitate the same. If you remember nothing else from her bio, remember that she loves God and is always happy to share what He’s done in and for her life.


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