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I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

Confessions of a Reality Show Villain
Narrated by: Courtney Robertson
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (501 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Courtney Robertson joined season 16 of The Bachelor looking for love. A working model and newly single, Courtney fit the casting call: She was young, beautiful, and a natural in front of the cameras. As the season unfolded and sparks began to fly, it became clear: She was not there to make friends. Courtney quickly became one of the biggest villains in Bachelor franchise history. She unapologetically pursued her man, steamrolled her competition, and broke the rules. Now, after a very public breakup with her Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, Courtney dishes on life before, during, and after The Bachelor, including Ben's romantic proposal to her on a Swiss mountaintop and the tabloid frenzy that continued after the cameras stopped rolling. Complete with stories, tips, tricks, and advice from your favorite Bachelor alumni, and filled with all the juicy details Courtney fans and foes alike want to know, I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends is a must-listen for every member of Bachelor nation.

©2014 Courtney Robertson (P)2014 Tantor

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Bachelor tell-all from shallow mean girl

As a Bachelor fan, this hit the spot as a guilty pleasure. Courtney really doesn't hold back, and is still as mean and shallow as she was on the show.

Would have been a nice touch to have the others who contributed to the book read those chapters.

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Great for Bachelor fans

What made the experience of listening to I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends the most enjoyable?

Great book for Bachelor fans!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening. Started when I went on a run and ended up running 6 miles so I could keep listening.

Any additional comments?

The narrator has a very pleasant voice

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My own voice had more enthusiasm than hers

Would you try another book from Courtney Robertson and Deborah Baer and/or Courtney Robertson?

No. The only relevant aspect of her life is her story about being the chosen one on Bens season.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I read this book on my own first and loved it. I was surprised about Courtney's lack of diversity in her pitch. It's like she's reading someone else's story. There just wasn't any expression in her voice - it was monotone

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I love it

I am a big fan of the Bachelor Nation. I did not like Courtney in Ben's season but felt her pain at the Women Tell All show when the girls gang up on her.

I couldn't stop listening to her book. Very intriguing!!

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Pretty good but ONLY for Bachelor fans

STORY (reality show confession) - So I must admit I'm a fan of the Bachelor and Bachelorette series. I will also say right up front that I didn't care for the choice of Ben as the Bachelor and I was one of millions who disliked Courtney, the author of this book, who is the girl Ben proposed to at the end of the season.

Anyway, I listened to this book hoping to hear the inside track on what goes on while filming the series. I learned some interesting tidbits and also heard some juicy gossip about past contestants, but I had to endure a lot about Courtney's early years, her introduction to sex, her modeling career and her name-dropping of famous guys she dated. She also gives details of her venomous relationships with the other contestants during filming, as well as a blow-by-blow account from the moment she met Ben, through their engagement and ultimately the failure of their relationship about a year later. It's her book, right, so this was her chance to vent about Ben and try to explain why she appeared like such a stuck-up b1tch on the show. All in all, I enjoyed the book, but would have preferred less Ben and way, way less Courtney.

PERFORMANCE - Courtney reads the book herself. I suppose it was good to hear her tell her own story and she does an okay job.

OVERALL - Recommended only for serious Bachelor fans and/or people who like Ben and Courtney. Some cursing and descriptions of sexual acts.

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Keeping it real.

I love the raw realness put into this book. I felt like I was with Courtney along the entire Bachelor experience and loved hearing about her childhood and past relationships.

Very well written book and audio narration.

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LOVED the book!

I loved this book! I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book had it all. The juicy bachelor details behind the scene, the background of what makes Courtney who she is (which is a really confident and witty woman with a sense of humor) - I can see in hindsight why she was so easily portrayed the villain on the show. I never thought Ben F was really looking to find a wife back then, and it’s interesting to hear her side of the story. Also I loved the details into her modeling career and her complete honesty about it all. Felt like I was dishing with a close friend. Also Courtney, if you’re reading this...I listened to this book, and I love your voice.

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Depressing and Shallow

If this is what being a part of Bachelor Nation is all about then count yourself very very very fortunate if you're not part of it....and she's mediocre to poor narrator at best. I was left with a very empty, yucky feeling. This is the story of yet another young beautiful and capable female that apparently doesn't value herself at all.

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Ridiculous and Hilarious!

I'm a very casual watcher of The Bachelor - I watch a whole season every couple of years or so - but this book is the best!! Courtney is the most memorable Bachelor villain / winner and she's such a sassafras in this book! Courtney didn't hold back on gossiping at all and I loved all the tidbits she revealed about life on a reality show. If you love reality TV or love the behind the scenes tea on reality TV, I'd go for this!

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So juicy and entertaining!

What made the experience of listening to I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends the most enjoyable?

I loved hearing about her experience on the show but the best was about after the show! You get a whole another opinion of her, it's crazy!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved hearing about their lives after the Bachelor ended. You hear a whole another side to the couple's stories that you never get to hear.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Arie comes into the story!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not like Ben! It's amazing what he was truly like. You really feel for Courtney after listening to her story.