Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book Review + Giveaway



I just finished reading MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche.  The author is a MWF (married white female) who after moving to Chicago with her husband, realizes that she is lacking in the friend department and feels a major void in her otherwise happy life.  She isn't some introverted, friendless loser. She has best friends from her hometown in New York plus work and other casual acquaintances, just no one to call on for an afternoon pedicure or go-to shopping buddy. 

She challenged herself to go on 52 "girl dates" in one year in hopes of finding a few women to fill this void.

I found the book hilarious...she is very honest and self-deprecating.  The book has a great mix of facts about friendship and how it affects the modern day woman, marriage stories (she was in her first year of marriage at the time of this friend experiment, and all the details - the good, the bad and the ugly - of her 52 girl dates.  Even though it's non-fiction, the book reads like your favorite fictional chick-lit book. 

I could definitely relate at times.  Even though I live in the city where I grew up, I've lost touch with childhood friends and don't live close to most of my college friends.  It's hard making good girlfriends! 

Luckily, I haven't had to go as far as the author Rachel did (at one point she even paid an online matching service for girlfriends and tried girlfriend speed dating).  Last year I did a lot of "friending".  Going outside of my comfort zone in hopes of making some new connections.  I struck gold with the people that I've met along the way and am so appreciative.

In the spirit of making new friends and appreciating our existing girlfriend relationships, I want to giveaway a copy of MWF Seeking BFF.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment saying hi and if you want, add where you have met your closest girlfriends!  Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!  I will pull a winner a week from today on Wednesday, 2/7! 

(Your odds of winning should be really good on this little blog, lol)

 
Friends I've met by getting involved in my sororities local alumni club
Ladies I met while volunteering at the Junior League last year

Ashley, my co-worker turned BFF

Jenni, another ex-co-worker, turned friend (and wife to my husband's BFF)

Lauryn, high school friend turned college roomate, turned long-distance friend, and now back to local friend!

And last but not least, my mom, Shelley, who will always be my BFF and best shopping buddy out there (she also wears the hats of wedding planner, wardrobe consultant, problem solver, and interior decorator just to name a few)

5 comments:

  1. I need a friend in Tyler desperately...no one to replace you of course! : ) This book sounds up my alley, I'll add it to my goodreads list.

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  2. P.S. We both look SO different than in that picture from San Antonio!! Is that one of the last pics we took together? We need to remedy that!

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  3. This book sounds really cute! I may need to start reading...!

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  4. hi from smrichey2000@yahoo.com

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  5. This book sounds great!!! Life changes also make it necessary to seek out new friends--look forward to reading!!! I love the picture of you and your Mom--you are and inspirational duo!!! allicat24@hotmail.com---Allison

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