Screw Everyone is comedian Ophira Eisenberg's wisecracking account of how she spent most of her life saying "yes" to everything - and everyone - and how that attitude ultimately helped her overcome her phobia of commitment.
Skeptical about long-term relationships, Eisenberg approached dating as a sort of research experiment from early on: She spent her twenties traveling from futon to futon and gathering data, figuring that one day she'd put it all together somehow and build her own perfect Frankenmate. When she met a guy who didn't fall for the emotionally cavalier facade she'd constructed (a guy who wanted marriage and monogamy), she knew it was time to reevaluate.
From her first kiss to saying "I do", Screw Everyone is an honest, hilarious chronicle of how one woman discovered herself, conquered her fears, and even found the real thing one promiscuous encounter at a time.
©2013 Ophira Eisenberg (P)2014 Audible Inc.
avoiding road rage one book at a time...
THIS BOOK IS HYSTERICAL. Ophira wrote this book with her obvious intelligence, snappy delivery and unapologetic candor... all of which combined make this great book probably the best book I'll hear in 2014. [Considering I have 112 titles in my online library, I feel very qualified to say this.] Oh, and I'm only 2/3rd done. As the title would suggest, it is slightly provocative, but that only adds to its complete awesomeness. If you're a woman, you will (unless you live under a rock) relate. If you're a dude, you'll enjoy Ophira's exploits and masculine approaches to dealing with/understanding men. Deep down she was always a girl looking for love, but thankfully (because it gave her material for this book) it was in all the wrong places. In the end, kissing a lot of frogs will eventually net you a prince. Thanks, Ophira!
Not as good as some other books in this genre...but still, I made it through the whole thing & there were several parts that made me laugh out loud, hard. Good enough to recommend to a friend....and I might even listen to it again in 6 months. ((((i retouch & process photographic images, so audiobooks are my salvation....)))
Some definite MEANDERING at times, but she gets back on track pretty quickly..... The brutal honesty kept me coming back for more.
Loved this story. Very relatable. This was not a self help book, but was helpful anyway. At moments, I laughed out loud and found myself noting the similarities to my own life.
I thought it would be as funny as another comic dating memoir and it was and then some. I loved how frank she was about her experiences and that in the end got the guy who let them have that year for themselves.
I didn't actually know what to expect from this book - my free credits had been piling up and I came across this book randomly while looking for something light and funny. I like listening to NPR's Ask Me Another, which Ophira hosts, and I'd heard a little of her humor. I enjoyed this book so much, I found Ophira to be a totally different person than I'd assumed from my own NPR stereotypes (highly intellectual, driven people from successful, upper-middle class homes who made all the right decisions, etc). So, as someone who often feels lost and who definitely hasn't made the all the right decisions, I really loved that I could relate so much to Ophira. And of course, it was very funny and very interesting and just overall a great listen.
Funny - East listening for a good laugh. Think it would have been better seeing her live in person doing her standup.
I was delighted to discover this was narrated by Eisenberg herself. She tells awkward stories that I think many of us can relate to on some level. light reading, lots of laughs, and overall enjoyable.
Opheria has a great delivery and hearing her own story in her own voice gave it much more entertainment value.
Opheria of course.
The whole hooking up with the ski guys and the "code phrase" about loosing her virginity mix up was hilarious.
No not really. This was a very light hearted book. Lots of womens lib undertones and a good story of how any woman from her teens to her 30s discovers the power and the crux of her femininity.
An easy listen. Made me feel nostalgic for my youth (and relieved to have most of it behind me) through her tales of navigating the dating scene of highschool, college, and young adulthood.
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