Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto by Eric Luper

Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto book coverSeth Baumgartner’s summer is off to a great start.  First his girlfriend dumps him at Applebee’s and then as he’s leaving the restaurant feeling dejected he sees his dad eating lunch with a woman who’s definitely not his radio talk show host  mom. To top it all, off he arrives at work late and gets fired- his forth firing in a year.  So, maybe his summer isn’t off to best start after all.

Luckily, his best friend Dimitri  is there to hook Seth up with a new summer job at the local country club, where Dimitri works too.  But, Dimitri’s not the only one in his family who works there.  His younger sister Audrey, who turned long and lean sophmore year, does too.  Audrey recommends that Seth make a list of all the reasons he wants to get back with his ex, Veronica, which inspires him to start a anonymous podcast, the Love Manifesto.   Thinking there’s no way his friends or classmates will ever find his podcast, Seth uses it to not only to pine over Veronica but to ponder  love , vent about his dad’s escapades, and all the other adventures he encounters over the summer. Except, the podcast doesn’t  stay undiscovered.   Suddenly Seth is in way over his head.  Can he set things right with not just Veronica but Dimitri and all the other people he managed to anger  with his podcast ? And of course he still is trying to get to the bottom of what’s going on with his dad and that other woman.  So tune in and see if Seth’s summer ends with disaster like it began or if he’s able to clean up the messes he managed to get himself into.