Book Review: Tales from My Hard Drive

Tales from My Hard Drive follows Melissa, a Los Angeles writer who moves to New York City after finding her husband with another woman. At 40, Melissa tries to find her way in a new city that seems to be full of people who are much younger. After looking for employment, she takes a job as a cyber-dater for The New York Beacon. Her task is to anonymously date and review the many Mr. Wrongs who live in NYC. This is a good fit for Melissa and therapy for her broken heart, until she meets Ted who could be exactly what she has been searching for.

Tales from My Hard Drive describes a story that is all too familiar but not any less poignant. Faced with the shock of infidelity, the courage that Melissa has to pick up her life and move across the country to essentially start over makes her a hero of sorts. The reader will find themselves cheering for her to make it through and to find love again. The book is hilarious and addicting and sheds light on how online dating has its ups and its (way) downs. It is also refreshing that it isn’t an automatic fairytale ending and the reader has to wait until the end to know Melissa's and Ted’s fate.

Megan Karasch was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After college, she assisted with the production of stories for a nationally televised entertainment news program. Currently, she practices law and writes. Tales from My Hard Drive is her debut novel. Megan lives in Southern California with her cat, Squeaker, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and playing drums for a local indie rock band. Her website is and you can connect with her on Twitter.