“Liza Monroy is a great date – a
masterful storyteller, witty,
urbane, tender, and hilarious.”
— Dan White, author of Under The
Stars and The Cactus Eaters
Love, Fate, and the world’s most overbearing mother
Liza Monroy’s new book is collection of deeply personal essays that tackle the universal themes of romantic and familial love, fate and chance, all told in a humorous and intelligent manner that keeps the reader yearning for more. Created in the wake of Liza’s popular essays — including her pieces for the Modern Love column in the New York Times — Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire chronicles Liza’s many misadventures in her quest for love, all bound together under the watchful eye of her eccentric, single mother, a profiler for the U.S. State Department, who is soon using her professional aptitude to weed out the men in her daughter’s path.
Wildly hilarious and deeply heartfelt, Seeing as Your Shoes Are Soon to Be on Fire is both a vulnerably open testament to Liza’s personal experiences and an intriguing work that confronts the odds of finding love and intimacy in the increasingly depersonalized world of technology.
“it is interesting to watch Monroy learn her lessons, to stop romanticizing her partners or assigning them to neat boxes, to assert boundaries and rules, even if they get broken. When she finally gets her happy ending, it feels earned.”
— Publishers Weekly