Chances are you've been there before: On an awkward first date where you find yourself stuck playing 20 questions with a person who has broccoli stuck in their teeth, or who spends half the evening whining about how their ex left them with an achy-breaky heart, or the one who shows up so on-the-rocks wasted that they end up passed out in their bowl of clam chowder before the main course arrives.
All My Friends Are Engaged is a collection of dating disaster stories, packed with witty and relatable answers to the age-old annoying question of "Why are you still single?" All the stories embarrassingly belong to the author, Jen Glantz, who you may have seen before on Thought Catalog, USA TODAY College, Thethingsilearnedfrom.com, or JDate.
I tried to finish this book, I really did. I came back to it a half dozen times. But I could never listen to more than 15 minutes at a time. The stories are inane and often disgusting. The writing is cringe worthy, full of ridiculous similes and analogies, inapplicable adjectives, and distracting non sequiturs. It reads like the kind of thing a 10th grader who thinks she's good at writing (but isn't) would post on her 'creative' blog. And worst of all, I could never get invested in the main character. Oh, you're a young, healthy, pretty, rich, white girl? Your life is so hard! So sad for you!
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