138 Dates

138 Dates : The true story of one woman's search for everything

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'This book will change lives. I couldn't put it down.' Fleur Brown, Founding Team TEDxSydney.

'I laughed, learned a lot and cried my eyes out.' Jaquie Brown

What will it take to follow your dream?

On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. She is founder of hot Sydney startup Posse.com, writes a popular blog and gives inspirational talks at conferences for female entrepreneurs.

But when she turns off the light each night, she is alone and terrified of the future. She knows that what's important to her isn't money or startup glory or social media followers. She wants love. She wants a family.

And she is stuck. She hasn't been on a date in ten years. She's too embarrassed to list herself on the internet and can't bear the risk of getting rejected.

She decides to act. She'll take the tactics she's learnt building companies and apply them to finding a man. Her epic journey will take her on dates with 138 different men in Sydney, New York and San Francisco, while at the same time confronting the immense challenges of launching a business.

She'll face exhaustion, humiliation and heartbreak; she'll meet some strange and dangerous characters. And she will strip herself of the ego and expectations that have been holding her back. She will not stop.

138 Dates proves that the end is always worth the effort.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 506g
  • Auckland, N.Z., New Zealand
  • 1988547849
  • 9781988547848
  • 12,067

Review quote

'I could not put this book down. I laughed, I cried, and I was aghast at Rebekah's experiences. You will enjoy the ride, and whether you have experienced the same, you will learn what determination, persistence and a plan can do in every area of your life.' Naomi Simson, Shark Tank, founder Red Balloon, author of Ready to Soar

'Rebekah paints a vulnerable and entertaining picture of loss, dating, and the struggles of being a woman building a business in a male dominated world. She cuts to the core of juggling single life, a loud biological clock, and overcoming her belief that she needs to change in order to find happiness. I laughed, learned a lot, and cried my eyes out!' Jaquie Brown, television personality and screenwriter

'This is one of the most vivid and honest accounts of love I've read. This book will change lives - I only wish I'd read it when I was 35. I couldn't put it down for three days and it felt like saying goodbye to a great friend when I finished.' Fleur Brown, Launch Management Group and Founding Team TEDxSydney

'I loved this book! A relatable and funny look at the realities of the online dating game as well as the not always linear journey of entrepreneurship. A fascinating read in more ways than one!' Matilda Rice, author of The Feel Good Guide

'Raw, relatable and real, fearless and funny. I loved 138 Dates, a story with brains, boundless ambition and a very big heart.' Councillor Jess Scully, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney

'Rebekah is one of the most tenacious people I know and it's wonderful to see that tenacity pay off in such a magnificent way.' Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO, Canva

'YES! Love this systematic, get sh!t done, eyes on the prize approach to finding love!' Jane Lu, founder and CEO, Showpo

'I loved her raw and honest approach. It made me feel not so alone in some of my experiences while also being incredibly inspired by her go-getter attitude.' Simone Anderson, author of Journey to Health

'Thoroughly enjoyable read of a young woman experiencing the pitfalls of seeking perfectionism in relationships.' Gwendoline Smith, psychologist and author of The Book of Overthinking, The Book of Knowing and The Book of Angst.

'I really enjoyed this. It gallops along, she's got a lovely writing voice and is a very likeable character. And the ending is super lovely.' Lotta Dann, author of Mrs D is Going Without, Mrs D is Going Within and The Wine O'Clock Myth

'Rebekah's ability to combine art with business prowess is extraordinary.' Katie Noonan, singer songwriter

'Inspiringly insightful.' Lisa Mitchell, singer songwriter

'Rebekah Campbell's story is both inspirational and captivating. She turned her dreams of building a successful business and marriage into action and has now published her blueprint for life in an entertaining and insightful new book.' NZ Business

'First of all I have to say wow! Some more describing words would be powerful, brutally honest, motivational, heart-wrenching, gosh, I could go on!
I would recommend this book to any woman who feels like she isn't enough. It was an honour to read Rebekah's story and I hope that she reaches more women like me that need to hear that she is perfect in this imperfect world.' Tania du Toit, Regional News Wellington
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About Rebekah Campbell

Rebekah Campbell is the co-founder of Hey You, a mobile app used by more than one million Australians to order and pay at cafes. She has kept a blog about her experiences as an entrepreneur which was named 'Best Business Blog' by Smart Company and became a New York Times column in 2012. Rebekah writes a monthly opinion piece for AFR BOSS Magazine and has contributed to MamaMia, Women's Agenda and Stuff. She is a high-profile public speaker who spoke at TEDx Sydney and numerous events for Business Chicks. Rebekah was named a Woman of Influence in 2015 and APEC Young Woman Innovator. She is currently the host and curator of the City of Sydney's virtual event series 'Reboot', supporting 18,000 Sydney business owners to recover from the impact of COVID 19. Rebekah's personal passion is her everything which she finds at the end of this book.
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171 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 25% (43)
4 42% (72)
3 30% (51)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (1)
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