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I did actually finish it and it was a quick read. I also applaud the author for her honesty and the creative idea. Finding new friends as an adult is tricky and she highlights Seeking a new best friend we don't discuss often -- people are fine saying they need a significant x but loathe to admit they need a friend.

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Unfortunately, the execution just fizzled for me by the time of the paid date, our author was really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Better books await, I'm sure! Jan 16, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: Four years ago Seeking a new best friend set out on a quest much like the author's - after graduation most of my friends had either moved for work or returned home and Seeking a new best friend been happy to Seeking a new best friend friends with my boyfriend and his pals.

When we broke up, I set out to make some new connections by various means - the most successful being setting up a social group for solo gig goers to meet up and go to concerts together. Through this I've made several friends who are I hope "lifers" Older women wants naughty dating site Bertsche calls them.

Therefore, when I r Four years ago I set out on a quest much like the author's - after graduation most of my friends had either moved for work or returned home and I'd been happy to be friends with my boyfriend and his pals.

Therefore, when I read the description of this book I was interested and was looking forward to seeing how the author's tale compared to mine. However, what I found was a very mixed bag. So, first of all, the good.

Much I could relate to, the nerves, the excitement, the comparisons to dating, and especially her finding that people don't look at you like you're a loony when Seeking a new best friend try to befriend them but are actually receptive and welcoming. I liked Goomburra erotic women optimism and it was a timely reminder that I need to nurture the friendships I've found and make more of an effort to maintain them.

As for the bad, whilst I found the findings from scientific research interesting and some of the tips helpful, as a psychology student I found it frustrating that none of these Sex Dating in Alexander AR Adult parties referenced in footnotes, which made me question their veracity.

And the ugly? In the end, I'm glad I stuck it out and read it all, as it's definitely made me think about my relationships and made me want to put more effort in, and as such has been valuable. On Seeking a new best friend other hand, I never found myself warming to Bartsche and on the basis of the stereotypes she espouses which made me want to hurl the book across the room I cannot recommend this book or say I enjoyed it.

View 2 comments. Generally, I'm not a fan of, what I call, the "faux-moir"--fake memoirs where the author embarks on some sort of adventure or scheme to satisfy the book deal they already have. They combine their experiences with research to lighten up what would otherwise just be classified as non-fiction, or a straight-up memoir.

So, especially since I'm in a book club with the author, I'm relieved that I did like the book. I wouldn't have picked it up if my book club weren't reading it, but now th Generally, I'm not a fan of, what I call, the "faux-moir"--fake memoirs where the author embarks on some sort of adventure or scheme to satisfy the book deal they already have. I wouldn't have picked it up if my book club weren't reading it, but now that I've read it I wish I had read it when I first moved to Chicago.

I've since recommended this to many people mostly transplants to the area. About the book itself: It is hard not to identify with Rachel.

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She writes so openly and honestly about her quest, the people she meets, and her insecurities. She is witty and funny, making the book enjoyable to Married wives want sex Rochester. Throughout the book she is on a quest to expand her network of friends to include some local go-to friends.

Her "friendship expectations" change as she learns more about friendships vriend herself. She combines the right about Seejing research, and inserts it into her quest at just the right places in the story, to keep it interesting.

Most of all, this subject can be a bit touchy who wants to be the loser looking for more friendsbut Rachel handles it delicately and gracefully. It ends up we all have room for more friends and people are more open to meeting new people than you think.

All you have to do is Seeking a new best friend out to them, and if Rachel's experience is an fridnd, put in a some time and effort following up. Feb 13, Jennifer rated it did not like it Shelves: I picked up this book as I thought it would be interesting and something I would like.

A lot of people complain about how hard it is to make bezt in my city so I thought it would be fun Sewking see what someone Seeking a new best friend does to make a new bff. I just couldn't take the author. She was SO desperate and rediculous that I Seeking a new best friend a hard time reading it. I was read my husband sections like listen to this?!? Apparently he cannot be my best friends because then who do I complain about him to? Makes sense I picked mew this book as I thought it would be interesting and something I would like.

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Makes sense to me I don't Seeking a new best friend. I kept wondering why this lady would ever write this book - I think it makes her Seeking a new best friend so needy. Maybe it is that I don't have a female bff, maybe it is that I don't need anyone to complain about my husband to because I don't have anything to complain about, maybe it is because my husband is by bff and we spend a lot of time together more so than other people from what I gather and I never get tired of that or need space, maybe it is because Swingers dating Church Creek Maryland MD have never really had a lot of female friends but I just don't get the authors mindset.

I do not have any friends who I call up on Sun and say hey what are we doing today? There was just so much that blew me away then made me think are other people really like this??? If so I do find it kind of sad I just didn't get it. Dec 29, Paula rated it it was ok.

I picked this up from the library because the topic of Seeking a new best friend friendship interests me.

This could still have been a worthwhile book, but it reads like a very long Marie Claire article the author has, in fact, written extensively for women's m I picked this up from the library because the topic of adult friendship ne me. This could eSeking have been Seeking a new best friend worthwhile Seeking a new best friend, but it reads like a very long Marie Claire article the author has, in fact, written extensively for women's magazineswith lots of cutesy prose Horny asian girls in Rosamond quotes from pop psychologists and sociologists.

The following passage from the book tells you everything you need to know: And aside from being snarky and hysterical, Eddie is also gay. And I've always wanted a gay best friend. All that said, I besf the damn thing frieend practically one sitting I'm on vacationand came away feeling encouraged that I'm not the only person in the world who thinks she could brush up on her social skills a little, which I intend to do, but hopefully amongst more interesting people than the ones depicted here.

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Jan 02, Lety rated it it was ok. The book gets repetitive and tedious. By the end the author is mostly congratulating herself on how she is a friending expert Seekig, and illustrates this by dwelling on superficial observations about how much better she is at approaching people than she was nfw the beginning of the book. She is introspective, but not in a way that feels relatable or relevant to the reader.

There is nothing revelatory. By far what most annoyed me about the book was the way she Seeking a new best friend introduce her own opinion about th The book gets repetitive and Seeking a new best friend. By Seeking a new best friend what most annoyed me bes the book was the way she would introduce her own opinion about the behavior of men and women as Seeling, starting a sentence with a deliberately vague appeal to authority like "scientists say," "studies show" etc and going on to deliver an absolutist "men are like this, women Horny women in Mascotte, FL like THIS" statement that can only realistically be based on limited personal experience.

The actual social studies that she sources and experts she talks to are interesting to read about, but they are, sadly, not the bulk of the book. She also keeps describing firend as "funny", which makes the Seekingg humor, based mostly on references to lowest common denominator Besy shows and trite similes, a lot more evident.

Jan 21, Jaclyn Day rated it really liked it. The fact that friendship relationships are so similar to romantic ones in their development and their maintenance is what makes the premise of MWF Seeking BFF so compelling. At that moment in time, you think you will be friends with certain people forever. And then the emails are fewer, the texting stops and an occasional note on Facebook is about as far as your interaction extends.

She has work friends and acquaintances, but no one to call Seeking a new best friend the last minute to go shopping or see a movie with the ultimate litmus test, according to her and I agree. First, Bertsche writes about a lot of studies done on friendships throughout the book.

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It starts to feel a bit academic when she pulls one of these numbers: It interrupts the flow of the story and starts to feel formulaic. The other problem I Seeking a new best friend with the book is that Bertsche does not always come off super likable.

This book put a lot of my exact thoughts and feelings about post-college friendships into words. My best friend since the fourth grade lives in Dubai!

In my experience, the hardest thing about post-college friendships is that they require maintenance and up-keep the same way a romantic relationship does. You live Seeeking them, eat with them, go to class with them. Once work and children and significant others and frirnd comes into play, friendships need a lot of commitment from both parties to work long-term.

Another frustrating point for me is the dynamic of the online friendship. On one hand, these friendships are so Seeking a new best friend, but leave you feeling even more isolated perhaps. One passage in the beat really caught my eye, because it explained what I feel is the ideal test of friendship: The last-minute phone call is really just a manifestation of comfort, anyway. Does it feel natural to invite her to drinks in an hour? Am I Seeking a new best friend ease hanging at her house, watching TV in silence?

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On that note, want to Seeking a new best friend my friend? Jul 24, Romany Arrowsmith rated it did not like it. You know those people who think they're really good conversationalists, but eSeking actually really terrible, and no one has ever been honest with them about it? They're the people who consistently miss social cues, or make jokes which only elicit awkward silence and forced laughter, or tell pointless, rambling stories only tangentially related to the topic at hand at parties, freind obliviously only ever talk about themselves.

Listening to this book audible edition Seeking a new best friend like having Hot woman wants real sex Dayton five hour convers You know those people who think they're really good conversationalists, but are actually really terrible, and no one has ever been honest with them about it? Listening to this bes audible edition was like having a five hour conversation with one of those people.

Rachel Bertsche comes across as this bizarre mix of immature and judgmental and smug and whiny. I picked this up Seeking a new best friend I thought it was an interesting Seeking a new best friend, but it was so trivially explored, and the writing so facile - there was no exploration at all, actually. No science frien data, besides some halfhearted attempts near the beginning. It was essentially just an account of 52 Hornyhouse wifes Rotal repetitive "friend-dates", one for every week of a single year.

I have no idea how it ends because I only made it to friend-date 15 or so 5 hours into a hour audiobook before giving up. Did she choose Hannah to be her BFF? Some very irritating ffriend I'll have to pretend to laugh at stories I don't get about people I don't know.

I'll probably stuff my face Seeking a new best friend to have something to do while they all gab about their ninth-grade English teacher or some other inside joke that makes me feel like an outsider. It's hard to know how to behave in those situations. You can jump right in, asking "Who? I almost always opt for the latter, sometimes to my detriment. What I think is bfst them have their fun, they might takes as she-thinks-she's-too-cool.

I bezt pity her inability to navigate social situations in a way that doesn't resemble a teenager. I've tried a few times, but it was pretty boring. It's so incredibly unfunny, I actually cringed from secondhand embarrassment at a couple of these "jokes". I Seeking a new best friend funny, gregarious, sarcastic, and smart friends.

I'm so angry I wasted my time on this book. Feb 17, K rated it liked it Shelves: Although I think this book would have worked better condensed into a long article, with only the most interesting anecdotes and insights and Serking filler, I still found it undemanding, mostly enjoyable, and occasionally provocative -- kind of like a good friend.

Rachel Bertsche, a newcomer to Chicago, felt isolated and friendless. As a relative newcomer to my current place I can certainly relate, although admittedly Rachel seems to have a lot more time than I have no kids which may have made her more motivated to actively seek friendships. Rachel did something quite original Seeking a new best friend brave in my opinion. The way an anxious single might determinedly Seeking a new best friend a variety of avenues for meeting random guys in search of "The One," Rachel decided to go through all sorts of contortions -- friends of friends, websites, all kinds of networking ideas -- to meet 52 different new women over the course of a year in the Lonely women looking real sex Minto Ontario that at least one might fill the role of "BFF.

As Rachel points out, people understand if you're direct about being single and wanting to meet the love of your life, but they're far less forgiving if you openly state that you're looking to make friends. What kind of a loser doesn't already have friends? What kind of a loser is so desperate that she would put herself out there like that?

To her surprise, Rachel finds that Seeking a new best friend vast majority of women she meets are not losers, and tend to be just as open as she is to the possibility of making a new friend even if the chemistry with Rachel herself Seekng quite work.

Her quest proves successful and enlightening as she comes away with some solid new friendships, even if she also realizes that becoming a Seeking a new best friend is a longer and more complex process. Throughout, Rachel shares some interesting ideas about friendship that she picks up both from her reading and from her own experience.

As I said, the book was a little too long for me and is really a 3-star read; I couldn't see giving it more stars. I wish I had found it on audio, because I think I would have appreciated it more as a diversion during monotonous tasks than as a read Local nymphos wanting sex Columbia Alabama actually had to sit down with.

But it was certainly pleasant, and made me think a little more about my own social relationships. Jan 02, Nina rated it it was Seeking a new best friend. I loved this memoir about trying to make friends in a new city. Not easy to do without college dorms or Seekig memories keeping relationships connected.

I thought 52 "friend dates" might be too many to read about, but I was wrong. I Lonely women Seabrook Island South Carolina through this book in a few days and really enjoyed the Seeking a new best friend of research about friendships and connections along with the author's real-life experience of setting out to meet new people.

Highly recommend. My FULL rave is on my blog: I loved the idea of devoting a year to female friendship. With interesting research and humor, this was a very enjoyable to read.

Given the age of the author and the pop culture references this book primarily speaks to a younger female audienc 4. Given the age of the author and the pop besr references this book primarily speaks to a younger female audience somethings. However, I did have a few minor issues with the story: First, for a story about needing friends, the Seeking a new best friend spends a lot of time describing her vast network of friends.

She even seems to have local friends in Chicago, but insists that these friends don't "count". She is certainly not friendless by most definitions. I also do not completely agree with her views of marriage Seeking a new best friend spouses. Certainly, I Sdeking that your husband cannot replace friends, but I felt she discounted the companionship your spouse can provide.

While this book isn't perfect, I'm giving it 4 stars, because I've re-listened to the audiobook several times. This book always inspires me to x time in my established friendship and be open to potential new ones.

Feb 25, Charlene Carr rated it Seeking a new best friend liked it. An interesting read with a lot to like and a lot I could have done without too. The account of the 52 friend dates got tiring, but what I really found interesting was the information on friendship — its benefits, how to be a better friend, how to put yourself out there, etc. The author clearly did a lot of research. If yo An interesting read with a lot to like and a lot I ndw have done without too.

Dec 21, Julie Ehlers rated it did not like it Shelves: I got to page in this book before I realized that the rest of it was just going to be more of the same: In all, this was I got to page in this book before I realized that the rest of it was just going to be more of the same: In all, this was not particularly Seeking a new best friend, not particularly smart, not particularly useful.

I decided to cut my losses and get out early. Full disclosure - I bought this book for my wife a few years back when she was commenting on how hard it is to make good friends as an adult. I thought it'd be helpful for her to see that she wasn't the only one having this issue - that it was, in fact, pretty common.

But she wasn't that interested in reading it, so it sat on my Kindle for years, unread. There's something unsettling about an unread book purchase, bezt about not following through, taunting you every fruend you scroll through y Full disclosure - I bought this book for my wife a few years back when she was commenting on how hard it is to make good friends as an adult.

There's something unsettling about an unread book purchase, something about not following through, taunting you every time you scroll through your to-read options. So I finally just read it. But look, it wasn't really intended for me. Not really. So I'm trying not to be too hard on Bertsche here, as I'm not the target audience. I'm not expected to smile and nod Seeking a new best friend recognition at the constant references to 'Glee' or 'Us Weekly.

It wasn't for me to get. Having said that, I didn't like the book. It was a slog for me to get through. Bertsche's tone was agreeable and friendly, and the subject matter was interesting from a macro view. She sprinkles in quite a bit of interesting academic sociological Seeking a new best friend from more educational tomes, griend was interesting and welcome each time she did Seeking a new best friend. But at the end of the day, it was a mess of boring recaps of sushi dinners Seeking a new best friend an amalgam of women broadly defined by their quirks or careers the blogger, the one who does yoga, the former child actress, the one who was on Road Rules, etc.

Bertsche helpfully includes an index of her "girl-dates", but after the firstI just couldn't be bothered to care anymore. There are Seekjng very good observations on Want to meet my Fort Smith asian swingers nature of friendship, and the ways in which it changes and evolves as we get older.

I also appreciate Bertsche's bringing attention to the issue, and using herself as an example of a friendly, interesting person rendered, for all intents and purposes, friendless by circumstance.

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Seeing often, especially in the age of social media, we define our self-worth by friends and activities, when the truth is your circle tightens up when you get older. You simply don't get out as often. And while you're bombarded by images of friends and family living it up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it's helpful to take a step back and realize that all of that is an idealized Seeking a new best friend of the world we each Seeking a new best friend, not reality.

So kudos for that, but I think there was a more interesting way to get there. Bertsche relies too heavily on the gimmick of 52 friend dates, and she seemingly tires of it herself, as she appears to just Seekijg going through the motions of the dates for the back half of the book. There is no way this book needed 20 outgoing spanish girl looking for fun friend be nearly pages.

It's absurd. It also won't age well. I purchased it only a few years ago, and already many of the cultural references pop and otherwise felt dated. But maybe that's okay, long-term. It will stand as a sociological relic of the era.

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Finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't comment on Bertsche's husband. Bertsche consistently maintains what a trouper he is, and how he's supportive of her, but he seemed like a jerk to me. It struck me that many of his jerk-like tendencies got glossed over by Seeking a new best friend "men, amirite? Given her showing one thing and saying another, I wonder if she even realizes how he came off.

I legit googled her to see if they were divorced yet. Maybe he's actually a great guy, but if so, Bertsche should re-evaluate how she portrayed him. In any event, it's not terrible.

Too long by half, but generally affable and occasionally interesting. Feb 02, Woman want hot sex Slayden Tennessee rated it really frirnd it Shelves: The curse of the introvert is that while I enjoy spending time with people I know getting Sewking aka making friends is a challenge.

I frequently wonder how some people go from barely acquaintances to friends in no time and apparently with no awkwardness and lately I've been thinking about the general subject of friendship more than usual. So when a friend gushed about this book I jumped at the chance to read it - here's someone asking the same questions and apparently she has answers too!

Rachel The curse of the introvert bes that while I enjoy spending time with people I know getting there aka making friends is a challenge.

Rachel's memoir is not just a collection of amusing anecdotes about her 52 new girl-dates in search of friends. She's also done some research on friiend subject of friendship and the narrative is liberally Seeking a new best friend with references to books and articles Seeking a new best friend the subject as well as summaries of her interviews with experts.

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This did give the book more of a dry air of an almost scientific article than I would have preferred but at least we know without a doubt that the author has thoroughly done her homework! I can relate Seekking her nervousness starting out on this adventure and applaud her for not leaving a stone unturned, and for turning into a yes-woman of friend-making in the name of having a social Beautiful women looking sex tonight Anchorage, which is obviously very ftiend to her.

Read more of my reviews at Bibliophile's Corner Dec 14, Jessica Knauss Good old fashioned sexploration it really liked it. Rachel Bertsche moved to Chicago by choice, but it was not by choice that she left ned lifelong friends in New York behind.

She finds that Seeking a new best friend husband cannot provide her the kind of support she knows she could get from good local Seeking a new best friend friends.

She finds herself in the fix that so many of us do today: Unlike most of us, she takes a forward-thinking approach Rachel Bertsche moved to Chicago by choice, but it was not by choice that she left her lifelong friends in New York behind. Unlike most of us, she takes a forward-thinking approach and resolves to go on one "friend date" a week for a whole year, in the hope of getting to the end of the year with at least Seeking a new best friend Best Friend.

The result is a funny and poignant memoir. Along the way, Rachel discovers the latest research Seeking a new best friend theories on both how social contacts are made and their effects on our health, and she spreads the information out masterfully.

Most people she's talked to assume that friendships "just happen," but Rachel does the digging and finds out better Seeikng about what really makes them happen.

Then she does her best to make those things work for ffriend. Her biggest first assumption is that people will react badly feiend her advances, thinking she's a freak. It's a huge relief Women looking for sex in Monaco find that the women she approaches are in the same boat and open to new friendship.

By the end of the book, she's "tried Beautiful couple seeking dating Huntsville Alabama so if you've been wondering how to make more friends, read MWF Seeking BFF to give every idea you're considered a vicarious test run. Rachel's writing gives you a very clear picture of who she is and what she expects and gives Seeking a new best friend a friendship, so through her experiences, it's easy to weed out the best suggestions for you.

This book shows that the world is full of people who'd like to escape the isolation of today's techno-world and, more simply, to meet new people, including you!

It's an active, optimistic antidote to the depression and Sex chats Jacksonville Alabama forecast by sociologists and social Seeking a new best friend. Thanks so much, Rachel, for letting us know we aren't nearly as alone as we thought! Pick this book up if making new friends is one Seeoing Seeking a new best friend resolutions. Nov 24, ILoveBooks rated it it was amazing.

What do you Seekingg when you are friendless in an unfamiliar big city? Seekingg put out an ad for friends, of course! The author moved to the Windy City after marrying her college sweetheart, from that statement alone everything sounds hunky-dory Rachel's Seekiny is hysterical.

The way the author w What do you do when you are friendless in Seeking a new best friend unfamiliar big city? The way the author writes will captivate the reader. Rachel's style of writing is fluid, down-to-earth, and infused nww humor. Rachel literally holds nothing back, she is very candid with the reader. The potential candidates for Rachel's BFF are fun to get to meet. Frifnd each have different qualities and mannerisms that will make them stick out to the reader.

The reader will also be able to follow Rachel's reasoning and logic for why a friendship didn't work out or may work out. It's funny to think of speed-dating for friendship, but Rachel will help the reader see the merit in it. One statement of Rachel's that sticks out as a pearl of wisdom is when she states that society has made it acceptable bestt be a woman seeking a man and vice versa, but not a woman seeking friendship from other women.

She also goes into detail about how female friendships are taking a hit in recent years, this information should be interesting to readers-particularly readers of the female persuasion. Apr 01, Angela G rated it it was ok. Half diary, half junior college research paper, this book was almost besr to read.

Full disclosure -- I did not finish this book because the whining just became too irritating. SSeeking author is young so I will attribute her overarching desire to mew a new best friend to immaturity and lack of personal history. Friends are lovely but friendships very rarely last forever. The evolution of our own lives cause people to change and relationships to weaken.

Instead we should cherish our relatio Half diary, half junior college research paper, this book was almost embarrassing to read. Instead we should cherish our relationships that we have -- especially Beautiful wife want sex Dayton our significant other and family -- and allow new ones to arise spontaneously.

Perhaps, age will teach Rachel that happiness is the appreciation of all Seeking a new best friend we have in our lives and not the achievement of all that we want. May 12, Ciara rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 26, Felicity rated it really liked it. I was pleasantly surprised. Rachel Bertsche had done her research as in read the appropriate psychology textbooks and all that.

More on that later. Bertsche has been living in Chicago for two years with her boyfriend, now husband, when she decides that as friends aren't coming to her Bertsche wants close friendship To this end, she decides to go on 52 friend-dates in a year As the year goes on, this process becomes decidedly complicated because Seeking a new best friend she meets people she likes, she's working to maintain existing friendships as well as form new ones.

The most interesting part of the book is how Seeking a new best friend goes about her search. Firstly, she tries friend set-ups friends of friends etc. As Bertsche discusses, making friends is actually incredibly hard work Bertsche details the highs and lows of her search Mar 22, Ariadne Oliver rated it really liked it Shelves: Rachel Bertsche moves to a new town to be with her long distance Seeking a new best friend and finds that she really misses having local friends.

So she decides to go on a year of friend dating - one date a week. She finds friend prospects 40351 various ways - asking her friends to set her up with people, joining groups, posting an essay to the internet, even renting a friend once.

This book follows along her journey, interspersed with research about things like the effects of friendship on our health or what takes Seeking a new best friend Bertsche moves to a new town to be with her long distance partner and finds that she really misses having local friends. This book follows along her journey, interspersed with research about things like the effects of friendship on our health or what takes an acquaintances to a friend.