In Her Defense, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...
Although Anna Goldfarb is very tall, she can't seem to grow up. While her friends lead lives seemingly plucked out of the pages of an Ikea catalog, she is still trying to figure out where she’ll score this week’s beer money.
Maturity used to be something she aspired to, but as a woman in her early thirties, it is finally time for her to take a good hard look in the mirror and ask herself, “Is adulthood really for me?”
Clearly, I Didn't Think this Through chronicles Anna's hilarious attempts to get her love life, career, and living situation under control. But, the more she tries to conform to where she thinks she should be, the harder it is for her to get there. Can't a tall, busty, smart brunette get a break?
At 33, writer and blogger Goldfarb finds herself unemployed and back living at home with her parents, humorously revisiting her innumerable misadventures along the way. Her needs are few: attracting short guys, locating a great sandwich for after the bars close, and being able to stay out all night without her parents calling the police. Her inability to achieve these goals and her admittedly markedly bad taste in what impresses her, are what drive the comedy. Although she's six-foot-one, Goldfarb has virtually no interest in dating men her height and instead goes for the ones who are a half-foot shorter, swooning if they're nerds with a cool tennis shoe collection and good hair. The disadvantage, though, of being drawn to nerds, as she learns, is that they might have an abiding love for Dungeons and Dragons and leave a woman they've just been spooning for a game. On one date, her suitor lies about even being five-foot-six, and leaves her feeling like she could be his babysitter. Another night, after a party for techies, she finds herself pursuing a rich drunk guy so that she can get an extra fancy late night snack and winds up in a hotel with an awful room service sandwich. Goldfarb's questionable level of maturity may not have made her a fully formed adult just yet, but her winning ability to share her tales of bad judgment without a filter makes it easy to root for her.
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Sweet and Smart
Highly recommend this collection of essays. Sweet, funny and smart writing. Looking forward to more!