"Tales from my Hard
"The profile of my
dentist date made it sound as if he
chose dentistry because he was
obsessed with teeth- just a normal
everyday desire for everyone to have
a clean mouth and pristine pink
gums. Strange? Sure. Criminal? No.
Three of the five things he couldn't
live without were painfully
obvious... the last two were
bewildering: tarot cards and a
"Tales from My Hard Drive" is a
romantic comedy that follows
Melissa, a forty-year-old writer who
moves from the suburbs of Los
Angeles to New York City after
finding her husband doing naked
yoga-type maneuvers with another
woman. Trying to find her place in a
city run by the young and hip, she
takes the best job offered her: that
of a paid cyber-dater for The New
York Beacon, anonymously dating and
callously reviewing the myriad Mr.
Wrongs who inhabit the Big Apple.
Still brooding over her painful
divorce, Melissa makes an art of
exploiting her dates with New York’s
not-so-finest for her increasingly
popular Beacon articles. Then she
meets the last man she wanted: the
extraordinary and charismatic Ted,
who just might be everything she’s
looking for in a companion. But can
Melissa’s recently broken heart
accept him? She starts dating Ted,
hiding from him her undercover
dating gig, leading to a covert
double life—dating in the 2D world
for money and in the 3D world for
love. Both lives get knocked
senseless, however, when she
unexpectedly falls for an online
date who appears to be Mr. Right.
Juggling two men and a secret job
that requires her to date even more,
Melissa finds herself in a poignant
and comedic whirlwind that even she
may not be able to write her way out
The Chick Lit Bee
The Chick Lit Bee finds "Tales From My
Hard Drive" as "hilarious and addicting and sheds light on how online
dating has its ups and its (way) downs."
Books to Remember
Amanda from Books to Remember says that
"'Tales From My Hard Drive' is surely the funniest, wittiest romance
story I have read in my life!"
January Magazine describes "Tales From My
Hard Drive" as "fun, fresh and absolutely current!"
Frothy Girlz reviews
"Tales From My Hard Drive" and says "Ms. Karasch nails
what it’s like to date online; the uncertainty of whom you might find
while wading through the pool of hundreds of online profiles that all
look and read the same. Her dating columns are the best part of the book
if you ask me; funny, heart-breaking, realistic and a little too close
"Tales From My Hard Drive" a "funny, erudite and quick read
that will appeal to women shuffling through the dating game and those
who have sought love through channels like eHarmony and OkCupid."
Chicklit Club reviews
"Tales From My Hard Drive" and calls it a "hilarious tale
about internet dating and how absurd men can be on first dates!"
"Tales From My Hard Drive" and says"... it's a brilliant read.
[Megan] is a fantastic writer and I was hooked from the start."
Fresh Fiction reviews
"Tales From My Hard Drive" and calls it "a
promising debut novel that will have you laughing out loud."
Megan's tips for those jaded with JDate.
wsRadio.com Podcast Interview with Megan
Find out if the dates are
real or if Megan's just
telling tales in her
conversation with Marc Cohen
on Computer and Technology
Readers are Saying...
"The author hit
the nail on the head and did justice
to the trials and tribulations of
finding 'the one.' Read it, relax
"Megan Karasch is a bright, witty,
gifted writer who charmed me from
the first page of this excellent
"Karasch's novel is filled
with laugh out loud situations, very
clever phrases, and entertaining
"It is wildly funny yet deeply
insightful and ultimately powerfully
"This book hit close to home...
Every woman who's ever struggled
with relationships (and who hasn't)
should read this book and find
consolation in its pages."
"A very witty & fresh take on age
old themes of heartbreak & a
mid-life crisis and the 21st Century
phenom of internet dating."
"Tales From My Hard Drive is a
hilarious novel with a protagonist
that every woman has related to at
some point in their lives!"