Daring to Date Again

  • Silver Medal Winner: Independent
  • Publishers Book Awards (2016)
  • Finalist: 2016 NextGeneration Indie Publishers Award
  • Finalist : International Book Awards
  • Ann was in the first wave of users of match.com and other internet dating sites
  • Her first date in twelve years is with a 35-year-old policeman – she is sixty
  • She meets or corresponds with hundreds of men’ single, married, polygamous, crazy, dull, handsome, not-so-handsome, Austrian, Australian, German, from Texas
  • After many deepening emails, she flies to Zimbabwe and meets Guy for the first time in the airport
  • She thinks and writes aloud about these things and more
Daring to Date Again

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  • “funny and introspective, filled with compassion and written without an ounce of affectation or disingenuousness.” Kirkus Reviews
  • “A wise, witty memoir” Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train, a piece of the world)
  • “lively, witty, achingly honest, well crafted,” Joan Price (Naked At Our Age, The Ultimate Guide to Sex Over 50)
  • "For me, marriage had lost its sheen after two divorces. My needs had been whittled down to conversation and sex. I could get conversation from my friends or colleagues; finding sex was a riskier matter. The term “friends with benefits” sounded juvenile. “Having an affair” sounded illicit. “Getting married” sounded terrifying. “Romp in the hay was more like it."


“I’d prefer to have a man doll himself up in lingerie every night than come home drunk.”

“I’d love to see those touristy things, but it’s you I came to see, not a waterfall or the coast of South Africa.”

“I predicted that the pain would persist for a while, but neither of us would feed on it. We would both try to rise above it and get on with our lives, he faster than I.”

”I knew about the siren songs, abysses, bewitching spells, and strange monsters that were out there, but they sank out of sight in the fulfillment of my homecoming.”

Who Should Read It

  • Those who are wondering whether what they always thought was the right way of living is indeed the right way of living
  • People bruised from a failed relationship who want to feel fully alive again
  • Women of a certain age
  • Younger women who wonder what it is like to be a woman of a certain age
  • Men who want to know what those women are thinking
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Ann Anderson Evans

Ann Anderson Evans is made of what she has been: memoirist, professor, troubadour, teacher of ESL, business owner, wanderer, Christian Scientist, Episcopalian, Unitarian-Universalist, student, linguist, swimmer, legal secretary, farm hand, wife, wife again, wife again, twice a mother.

Today, she’s a writer, a Buddhist, a gardener, a book reviewer, a pickleball player. Today, her adventures are literary.

Her BA from New York University was in French and Spanish. She then got an MA in English from NYU, and another MA in Linguistics from Montclair State University where she taught freshman writing for many years. She delighted in teaching prospective English majors as well as the soccer team, the engineers and scientists, the philosophers, and the reluctant ones.

Her first book, DARING TO DATE AGAIN (SheWrites Press, 2014) won multiple prizes for memoir. Short stories have been published in Pulse, Phantasmagoria, Forge, Under the Sun, Ozone Park Journal, Phoebe, The Raven’s Perch, Words & ImagesEntropy, The Opiate, and Better Than Starbucks. Book reviews have been published in The Literary Review, Midwest Book Review, The Laurel Review, and PANK.

She lives in Vermont and Hoboken, New Jersey and visits her best friends in Austria every year.

Ann’s Biography
Ann Anderson Evans

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