Author(s): The Coquette
Taken from the immensely popular blog of the same name by a deeply mysterious anonymous author, Dear Coquette offers, for the first time between hard covers, her searingly frank (hair-raisingly so for being anonymous), helpful, profane and often brutal advice on dating, relationships, health, sex and much much more. Imagine Hunter S. Thompson let loose on a newspaper's problem page...The Coquette is an enigmatic author about whom little is known, other than that she began by writing about LA party life, and holds down a high-ranking job whilst secretly authoring the Dear Coquette blog and Twitter @Coketweet (over 30,000 followers). Her blog is read by thousands of people every day and has been lavishly praised by the Guardian, Huffington Post and Fashionista among others. Hers is an original and startlingly fresh voice. And she's here to help.
"The title of this book is a fairly accurate representation of the material within. The anonymous Coquette, of the hugely successful blog DearCoquette.com, is full of no-holds-barred advice for those seeking revelations on relationships, family, and a plethora of other subjects. Arranged in a question-and-answer format by topic (e.g., On Love, On Dating, On Friends ), entries range from Why won t guys look at me? to Why isn t life fun anymore? Coquette doesn t mince words in telling advice seekers to grow up or warning them that their planning is stupid and juvenile. VERDICT Useful guidance for millennials in particular; great reading for fans of advice columns." Library Journal "Coquette manages to hit the nail on the head of the advice-giving economy...it s the self-awarenessthe humanity, arguably, and willingness to be wrongof Coquette and her anonymity that make her an excellent vessel for so much good advice." A.V. Club "If you re interested in frank talk about relationships and sex but skew a bit younger than the esteemed Dr. Ruth, this collection of questions and answers should fit the bill." The New York Post "If you bottled up Hunter S. Thompson, your beloved grandma and The Real Housewives, you d have Coquette." Newsweek "A 350-page compendium of [Coquette's] sagest wisdom, picked from thousands and thousands of entries and organized into sections by topic (relationships, sex, drugs, the universe) so that readers can quickly find what they seek in their time of need." VICE "
COQUETTE, described by Jezebel as a "beloved anonymous tumblr user" is the author of the hugely successful blogs DearCoquette.com and dearcoquette.blogspot.com as well as the widely read twitter account Coketalk. She is the author of the book Notes to My Future Husband, and writes for Playboy, the Nerve, and the Daily, among others.