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A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting.

Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledg
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Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: June 19th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
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    Nat
    Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
    Roller Girl 1-- bookspoils
    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism

    It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone’s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, Choose Your Own Disaster is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of “you can be anything you want!” is actually pretty fucking difficult when there ar
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    Robin Bonne
    Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life’s tragedies into comedy is what made this a 5 Star memoir.

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook.
    Jake Steinberg
    May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook.
    Hannah Orenstein
    May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter.
    Meghan Green
    May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc, lent-out
    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee).

    I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of what poetry looked like. One or two words per line, arranged in a fancy shape, maybe some rhyming.

    This book is not that (thankfully, in my opinion). It's set up in a personality quiz that wraps around a very honest memo
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    Erin
    Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal.
    Brandon Forsyth
    Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each of these scenarios, what ultimately comes across is a portrait of Schwartz's mindset and personality that is refreshingly brash and raw. I loved reading this, and if you liked Amy Schumer's THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER ...more
    Joe Cool
    May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book.
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    full review tk @ some point
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