MWF Seeking BFF

MWF Seeking BFF

My Yearlong Search for A New Best Friend

eBook - 2011
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When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.

In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
A web producer at Oprah.com and former editor at O: The Oprah Magazine documents the year she spent looking for a new best friend after relocating to Chicago, a search marked by weekly girl-dates and her observations on current social research about the friend-making challenges faced by modern adults. Original.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011
Description: 1 online resource (284 p.)
ISBN: 9780345524959
0345524950

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Starpoem
Oct 12, 2017

The peppy, rainbow-colored cover art suits this book perfectly: it accurately reflects the author's amusing, lighthearted approach.

Stories about friendship have always interested me, so this book is right up my alley. The friendship-related research that the author cites was a bit dry at times, but I loved the descriptions of her actual meet ups and outings with potential new friends.

I didn't agree with some of what the author said, but I thought that many of her ideas for meeting new people were fun and creative.

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tegan
Sep 29, 2017

It's a bit on the long side, but fairly enjoyable. It is hard to make friends as an adult -- I liked reading about all her schemes and strategies to make new friends.

AL_KATI Jun 28, 2017

A pretty interesting memoir about what it takes to form new adult friendships. I feel you, girl. It's tough when people have their own lives and families or move away and you can't just sit down with all your girlfriends and hang out.

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vholda225
Mar 12, 2015

No wonder it took her so long to find a bff - she is so picky, sometimes mean. I got really tired of feeling like I was inside of her mind, listening to her every thought and stopped reading the book. I have a feeling that she writes how she speaks. Terrible book.

ChristchurchLib Oct 20, 2014

"A web producer at Oprah.com and former editor at O: The Oprah Magazine documents the year she spent looking for a new best friend after relocating to Chicago, a search marked by weekly girl-dates and her observations on current social research about the friend-making challenges faced by modern adults." Biography and Memoir October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8d1f47f6-565b-4d57-82a2-a66bcec5921f?postId=95983d81-355f-41e7-89e7-c9a18de04331

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