What do you think?
Rate this book
349 pages, Paperback
First published December 20, 2011
“Popular culture has made it okay to yell "I want a man!" from the rooftops, so why are we still embarrassed to say, "I want a best friend"?”Answer: it's because you're so basic and self-conscious that you've let pop culture dictate your decisions in life up to this point.
"Being the only stranger at dinner with a group of girls who are already close friends doesn't sound appealing at all. I'll have to pretend to laugh at stories I don't get about people I don't know. I'll probably stuff my face just to have something to do while they all gab about their ninth-grade English teacher or some other inside joke that makes me feel like an outsider. It's hard to know how to behave in those situations. You can jump right in, asking "Who?" and "Where was this?" or you can sit back and let them have their laughs. I almost always opt for the latter, sometimes to my detriment. What I think is letting them have their fun, they might takes as she-thinks-she's-too-cool.”Oh my god. I genuinely pity her inability to navigate social situations in a way that doesn't resemble a teenager.
“People are always doing that in movies, staring out of windows to signify their hardships. I've tried a few times, but it was pretty boring.”This is a standard example of what she probably considers to be her "wry" sense of humor. It's so incredibly unfunny, I actually cringed from secondhand embarrassment at a couple of these "jokes".
“I’m sarcastic and facetious. It’s hard to find those people on first encounter. I can be nice, but I don’t want nice friends. I want funny, gregarious, sarcastic, and smart friends.”Shut up SHUT UP SHUT UP.