When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock.
Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong?
The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love-or at least a girlfriend-in all the wrong places.
Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?"
(Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)
In an autobiographical account that's equal parts hilarious and cringe-inducing, Sundquist a Paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker uses scientific methodology, complete with hypotheses and graphs, to analyze his not-so-successful history with women. Having an amputated leg never stopped Josh from attempting to date girls while he was growing up, but his insecurities and misinterpretations led to some awkward (and funny) moments. For example, there was the time he fell down on a golf date and ended up with his artificial foot pointing the wrong way ("You can't imagine the horror on the faces of the other golfers as they stared at a leg apparently so severely fractured that the foot was now capable of rotating 180 degrees"). From Josh's first "relationship" in middle school (which lasted 23 hours) to later ones in college, romance never had time to blossom. While his recent interviews and meetings with the girls from his past are often just as uncomfortable as their dates were, they also lead to answers as genuine as his narrative. Ages 12 up.
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Amazing book! Bravo Sundquist! I loved it so much. Had to keep a handkerchief handy while reading. Best book I’ve ever read by far. Loved it! Can’t say enough good things!!!
This was so emotional I cried so much during this book, I needed to mop my floor every day. When I grow up I want to be a good author just like Joshy. So good. Absolutely recommend it. And make sure that you are crying over a pool because it’s gonna fill up very fast 😢
This is a lovely and hilarious retelling of real life situations. 10/10 would recommend. Reading this will open ones eyes to greater things about the relations of one gender and the other