On Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., Watchung Booksellers presents humorist Alex Bernstein, a freelance writer, and the author of “Miserable Love
Stories: 25 Romantic Disasters That Are Worse Than Yours.”
Organizers write: “Whether you’re headed to that exciting first date where you’ll inevitably spill Cabernet all over yourself or you and your significant other are celebrating Date Night #4,081 with an extra pint of Halo Top, everyone can agree on one thing: Love Stinks. How to escape the endless cycle of melancholy? Well, you probably can’t. What you can do is take comfort in “Miserable Love Stories” humorist and local author Alex Bernstein’s new collection of stories about uncomfortable road trips, horrific bridesmaids’ dresses, strange love at airports, awkward confessions, manic pixie dream girls, the bizarre state of future sex, why you should never ever mention Forrest Gump on a first date, and, of course, true, everlasting love.
“Hear stories of horrific bridesmaids’ dresses, strange love at airports, awkward confessions, manic pixie dream girls, uncomfortable road trips, the bizarre state of future sex and, of course, true, everlasting love.” Watchung Booksellers is at 54 Fairfield St.