Laid Bare is Jesse Fink’s startlingly honest, deeply personal account of emotional and mental oblivion after divorce, interwoven with his experiences as an accidental ‘player’ in a world where dating is a blood sport and finding a true connection is harder than ever because of the distractions provided by technology.
It doesn’t shy away from self-exposition, discussion of taboo subjects and what men really think about women, marriage and relationships.
But at the heart of this extraordinary book is how Fink, then a single father whose personal and professional life was falling apart, maintained and repaired his relationship with his now-teenage daughter, Evie.
Laid Bare is one man’s view of love as he tries to figure out what it all means while searching for ‘The One’.
Praise for Laid Bare by Jesse Fink
‘If you’ve had your heart broken/been on the dating scene/had sex, read Laid Bare. Unputdownable.’ Kerri Sackville
‘A great read. Go out there and get it, especially if you are a newly single dad as well. It might teach you a thing or two about what to do and what not to do.’ David Campbell
‘X-rated, honest and compelling, this is a must-read.’ Men’s Health
‘An excellent writer and storyteller … compelling reading. Fink’s honesty is admirable, his story bittersweet and his experiences will make the reader squirm.’ The Daily Telegraph
‘One notable exception [to the string of unsatisfying books and articles about sex in the digital age] was Jesse Fink’s harrowing memoir, Laid Bare, in which he chronicled his sex-addled online dating adventures as a newly single father. The difference was Fink readily admitted he behaved as a ruthless cad towards the women he met and his self-loathing gave his book an authenticity sorely lacking in similar works.’ The Sydney Morning Herald