Amanda Stauffer: Match Made In Manhattan

Wednesday January 24: 7:00PM 8:00PM

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Local New York author Amanda Stauffer's upcoming debut novel is a contemporary exploration of the amazing and quirky frontier of dating in the digital age. At the behest of her loneliness and confusion brought on by two intense and ultimately failed relationships, New York resident Alison decides to dip her toes into the world of online dating. This decision launches her into a series of bizarre and awkward romantic endeavors that will sound all too familiar to many. But when Alison finds a real human connection with someone, will the culture of online dating eventually lead them apart? 

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Amanda discusses her new book with Elite Daily dating editor Hannah Orenstein!

Amanda Stauffer is a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities who works as an architectural conservator, restoring historic landmarks across the country. Amanda is a fan of Italian neorealist cinema, mojitos, and—well, you can just read her protagonist’s Match profile on page 20 of Match Made in Manhattan, because Alison lifted heavily from Amanda’s own profile. An erstwhile expat who has lived in Bangalore, Sicily, and Paris, Amanda currently lives in Manhattan, where she is busy writing her second book. You can find her on Twitter @ASpark7.

Hannah Orenstein is the dating editor at Elite Daily. Previously, she was a writer at Seventeen.com. At twenty-one, she became the youngest matchmaker at a top dating service. She was born and raised in Boston, studied journalism and history at NYU, and lives in Manhattan with her fat cat, Eloise. Her first book, Playing with Matches: A Novel, will be published in summer of 2018. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @HannahOrens.

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