I saw this book advertised in Cosmo a while back and went online to buy it only to see it had yet to be released. Fast-forward a few weeks and I am in Chapters perusing the books with my Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate in hand when I see this on the Valentines Day book table.
Some of the books on the table did not seem to be very happy Valentines Day type books, but more tragic love stories. Who wants to read sad love stories on Valentines Day? I'm pretty sure in one of the books someone dies. Anyway, this is not a post about my critique on the organizational system of the the bookstore.
I saw this book on the table and although I am on a no luxury purchases strike (got to pay for Israel), I just allowed myself this one. Besides I had already purchased the Hot Chocolate (which was more of a necessity as it is VERY cold here...the polar vortex has over stayed its welcome) so I thought, why not buy the $16.00 book. Books always win, they just draw me in and I give into their peer pressure.
The book is very well written! It is just as witty and funny as I had hoped it would be. Some of the things she wrote had me laughing for hours...ok more like minutes if you are not one to exaggerate. Katie Heaney is definitely one to make you feel better about being awkward and that some of your most embarrassing moments are not really so embarrassing when comparing your events to hers. I was cringing and crying out "Don't do that! It will only lead to disaster!", only to read on and find out she did not hear my words of warning.
It was entertaining to read about her humorous attempts at trying to find love and...well...failing (sorry to be blunt, but it is not as depressing as it sounds).
If you do not have plans for Valentines Day or feel like bringing along a book just in case your date leaves for some reason in the middle of dinner, leaving you awkwardly sitting at the table waiting for him to come back you can whip this book out and have a nice lighthearted, comical read.
I wish you all a happy Valentines Day, February 14th, or just a happy Friday.
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