In 2004, Andrea Lavinthal and Jessica Rozler made their families proud when they penned The Hookup Handbook: A Single Girl's Guide to Living It Up, a funny roadmap to the world of McBooty, nondating, and drunk dialing. The nice people at Simon Spotlight Entertainment published the book March 2005 and it went on to garner a lot of attention, including:
Author appearances on national and local television shows, including: Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew, the WB11 morning news, Life and Style (co-hosted by Jules Asner and Kimora Lee Simmons), and Inside Edition
Author appearances on numerous national and local radio shows including: SIRIUS Satellite Radio, The David Lee Roth Show, The Mitch Albom Show, Live with Leeza Gibbons, and Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo.
Receiving coverage in USA Today, the front page if the New York Times Sunday Styles section, the New York Times Book Review, the Associated Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan, CosmoGIRL!, Women's Wear Daily, and the Chicago Tribune
"Lavinthal and Rozler's knowing allusions will have readers squealing in delighted recognition."
"Think of The Hookup Handbook as your field guide. It begins as a history lesson, tracing the hookup's origins to the mid-90s and the rise of the cell phone….The handbook introduces some fantastic new lingo into the hookup lexicon."
—The New York Daily News
" For Helen Gurley Brown, for 31 years the editor of Cosmopolitan and the author of perhaps the original dating manual, Sex and the Single Girl, the lives and concerns of Ms. Lavinthal and her friends show that not much has changed in 30 years, except perhaps the verbs. 'I think it was sort of established in 1962 that you didn't have to be married to have a good life,' she said. 'I think these young women are probably a living example of what was said at the time.'"
—The New York Times
"Racy, fun, and informative are three of the many positive adjectives that could be applied to this manual on 'nondating.' While this book will appeal to women of all ages, it will definitely be a hit with that hard-to-get-in-the-library twentysomething crowd."
—Library Journal starred review