Assisted Loving

Assisted Loving

Just months after his mother died, journalist Bob Morris noticed with horror that his 80-year-old dad, Joe, had — quite unmistakably — begun to troll for babes. Even worse, he soon cajoled his middle-aged son into helping him find dates. ”Am I pimping for my father?” wondered Morris. (Yes.) Yet seeing Joe flourish during his romantic escapades helped Morris, long single, realize what he was missing in his own life. Happy ending? You bet. But the reason Assisted Loving works so well is that Morris laces his droll, sweet story with some pretty unflinching descriptions — not just of his dad but of himself. B+

Assisted Loving
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