Kissing Frogs is by Andee Jones, an Australian psychologist who, at 50-something, launched herself into the world of online dating.
This delightfully told true tale recounts four years of dating and relating ... and sheds a witty and amusing light on what we do on our search for love. Kissing Frogs brings a light touch to those hard and pressing questions about love such as: Why is it so hard to find...and even trickier to keep? How and why do we end up harming our relationships despite our best intentions? Is romantic love truly the 'impossible encounter'?
The author also discovers how 'old gender politics' are being born again through the advent of new media technology. Kissing Frogs was originally self-published late 2009 but only made available via Readings. The author was interviewed by 'Life Matters' (ABC Radio National) in November 2009 -- and they want her back once this edition is available. There is current interest from the '7.30 Report' (for a special program on internet dating) and by 'Compass' (ABC TV). Kissing Frogs has been awarded a Highly Commended' in the 2007 Marian Eldridge Award and 'Commended', in the 2006-7 Bauhinia Literary Awards. It is currently being adapted as a stage play.